Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

I'm really enjoying working through my Good Reads To-Read list. I put off this adult novel for awhile, but shouldn't have! Lovely, suspenseful read.

Silas, a police constable in rural Mississippi, has some secrets and they are coming out now that he's older. A childhood friend, Larry Ott, better known as Scary Larry, has always been suspected of killing a teenage girl, but never was accused. Now another girl is missing and Larry is accused again. But Silas believes Larry is innocent and sets out to proof his innocence. The murder mystery isn't the centerpiece of the novel--the reader knows who did it before the characters. The beauty of the book lies in the character studies and the way they interact. Please, please make a movie out of this one!

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