Author: Jerry Hatchett
Review: A good read with a lot of violent murders and a hint of intrigue. Only a smattering of sex thrown in for good measure. Although I enjoyed the book I find it hard to believe that so many murders can take place in a small county in Mississippi without a lot of notice from the local and/or national press. The main character was realistic and likeable. The story was told in a writing style that was very enjoyable and without a lot of frill. I figured out who the evil doer was before the end of the book and was not shocked although others may not and will be shocked.
I would read other books by this writer and gave it 5 stars for entertainment value.
I picked up this book from Kindlebuffet.com.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Synopsis: Gray Bolton has a secret worth killing for. He just doesn't know what it is. His life as a pawnbroker in a Mississippi town is good. He has a beautiful family and the future looks bright. Then an armed robber walks in and changes everything. Bolton kills the man, then discovers that he was anything but a common criminal. Trouble cascades upon Bolton from the police, from home, and from unknown parties who may be the most vicious of all. They all appear to be after the same thing and they will all do anything to get it. Unfortunately, Bolton has no idea what that thing is. His battle to find out will test him in ways he couldn't have imagined, and the stakes are simple: Everything.
Paperback 422 pages
Published January 4th 2013 by Red House Publishing (first published October 4th 2012)
Author Information: Jerry Hatchett (1959-right now) was born and grew up in the creatively fertile Mississippi Delta, and lives and works now in Houston, Texas. A lifelong admitted geek, he loves to create fast stories around characters you can cheer for and against. His work features a crisp tight voice that pulls you in and doesn't let go.