These three recently released books are deep in the Hillbilly Highways wheelhouse. Last Girl Gone is set in my home state of North Carolina, a thriller featuring a journalist who returns to the small town she grew up in. David Joy is walking in the mighty footprints left by Ron Rash, and The Line That Held Us is a tale about one deadly accident setting off a cycle of violence set in my old stomping grounds in the NC mountains. Ohio is set in, well, Ohio, but I’m a Midwesterner now, and I can’t resist a book that gets compared favorably to Friday Night Lights.
I’ve been crazy busy, but a busy travel month has finally given me some reading time. I finished Last Girl Gone by J.G. Hetherton and The Line That Held Us by David Joy during my last two trips. I started Ohio by Stephen Markley on my last trip and should finish it on my next one. I’m a little iffy on Ohio right now, but Last Girl Gone and The Line That Held Us are solid 4-star books.
You can expect reviews of all three books over the next month or so. All are out now in one format or another and available at Amazon (click on the cover pics for an affiliate link).
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