Ranger Darren Matthews is asked to look into the disappearance of the young son of a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. He finds himself in a racist viper pit of a small town. It‘s a good story with some interesting parallel stories occurring, but for me it wasn‘t as strong as Bluebird, Bluebird. I really like this character and hope to see him again.
Had a day off today, so squeezed another book in a day read! (That‘s my retirement aim)
This one was even better than the first, but he certainly is a complicated character that makes many questionable decisions. Here‘s to more in the series 👍🏻
Thanks Jess for the book and the lovely card that‘s just come today 😘
Atticka Locke is easily my favourite crime-thriller writer at the moment, and this is the book that‘s finally dragged me out of my reading slump.
Darren Mathews is sent to Hopetown, ostensibly to investigate a missing child. Or maybe to find out more about his white supremacist family. And he has his own reasons for going...
The lake, the blues and the totally messed-up actions of Darren are just so believable. All the stars!
I have to rush this back to the library before my fines get any bigger 🙈 but damn! I loved it! Ranger Darren Matthews is one of the most emotionally layered and conflicted characters I've ever read. It is so nerve wracking to watch him try and do the right thing. Also exploring racial tension is something Locke excels at and this book feels especially poignant right now. Can't wait for more Highway 59 books!
Happy Weekend, book friends! We are in full cozy mode at my house tonight as a fall rainstorm rolls in! This week was pretty uneventful. A lot of writing, and running, and reading. I'm trying to finish this one up.... It's overdue at the library and I'm sorry, not sorry because I really want to finish it. Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is such a complicated man and this story is 💯!!!
What's new with all of you this week?
🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/10/14/heaven-my-home-by-attica-locke-review-myster...
Happy weekend, Littens! Boy have I had a Saturday! I ran 7 miles this morning then went to the pumpkin patch with my niece and nephew and am just now finally relaxing in my favorite spot on the couch with a book that's been on my most anticipated list since I read Bluebird, Bluebird two years ago! But first....Time to make the rounds and see what you all have been up to. 😘
Told in excellent Attica Locke fashion! No one tells a mystery like her. Full of small town talk, mystery, pain in the ass women all wrapped up with some history. I highly recommend book 2 of the Highway 59 series, you won‘t be disappointed. Please read book 1 Bluebird, Bluebird first though.
This book is Intense and twisty with wonderfully fleshed out flawed characters. The opening descriptions immediately transported me to a dark vast lake with a scared little boy desperately trying to get back home. Darren is one of those main characters you read on pins and needles worried about their questionable decision and repercussions but loving them all the same. I‘ve said it here before but Attica Locke is hands down my favorite author!
An incredible continuation in the Highway 59 series picking up just a couple months after Bluebird, Bluebird. A new case in a small lake town sends Darren back on the road while previous plot threads and characters are more tightly woven into his personal life. I love this series!
Great interview with Attica Locke on her new book, Heaven, My Home: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/07/attica-locke-heaven-my-home-books-...
Catching up on reviews from this week‘s reads.
I adored this second Darren Matthews episode (even better than the first, Bluebird, Bluebird which I loved). I‘m excited for many more. #netgalley