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A: Yep, that’s the Cliff’s Notes for Lord of the Flies. I just bought it as part of the incredibly sophisticated research for the book I’m writing to follow BLEAK HARBOR.
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Thanks to Erin of the excellent blog, Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs, who gives BLEAK HARBOR a sterling review here.
“Little by little, all these secrets spill out, there are twists and turns, all woven together so well that the reader never sees them coming. And you never feel like something just came out of left field – it all masterfully falls into place, and the reader is drawn to finish the book as fast as possible, just to see what the heck happens next! And the characters were perfect in that perfectly human way – not without flaws, this was not a glossy magazine type family despite that they are the descendants of the town founders, they had their own past and secrets too … Overall, I loved this book. I found it exciting, and I couldn’t wait to see what would come next. It was chock full of mystery and surprise, and it was exactly the type of book I have been craving.”
From Kirkus, no less, the folks who called THE SKELETON BOX “Complex But Lumpy.” Which got me a cool T-shirt bearing those words from my wife.
Authors love it when a reviewer appears to “get” their books. Being an insecure writer type, I thought at first that “murky” and “exhausting” could be on a new T-shirt. But they’re actually meant as compliments for a book that explores many murky ethical pools and exhausts (or at least tries to exhaust) every possibility for drama it can.
The review’s conclusion is killer: “A deep dive into the deepest secrets of a one-family town and its leading family that sometimes gets murky, even exhausting, but is never less than enthralling. And you’ll finish it with a wonderful sense that you’ve finally come up for air.”
You can preorder BLEAK HARBOR now at amazon.com. Official publication date is December 1. Thanks for your support.