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Gruley does it again in this second Starvation Lake mystery. With his journalist’s eye for detail, he transports the readers to small town, hockey-obsessed northern Michigan, where they experience a lifestyle and come to know the inhabitants fully. The characters have even more pull this time around, and the pacing is ‘keep-you-up-too-late’ perfect!
Gruley’s absorbing follow-up to Starvation Lake … vividly evokes the frigid Michigan winters and the even chillier atmosphere of an insular community determined to keep its secrets.
The Hanging Tree is even better than Gruley’s Starvation Lake … richer and deeper and more emotionally satisfying, and the town is described with a defter, more assured hand.
A tremendously evocative work … a beautifully written tale with a memorable hero and a remarkably developed sense of place.
Gruley depicts small-town life and its newspaper persuasively, and he knows hockey, too.