I’m getting worse and worse at getting these done in time. Four books in September.
Theodore Wheeler, Kings of Broken Things. **** A novelization of the Omaha race riots of 1919. Very interesting book – Wheeler comes at this event from different angles and explores the world of the time.
James W. Hall, When They Come For You. *** It appears this will be the first in a series of books. My hunch after reading this is that this will be a series much like the Harry Bosch or Jack Reacher books – a reader would benefit from reading these in order but I don’t think it will be a deal breaker. This is the first in a series about a photography-turned-globe trotting badass named Harper McDaniel. Pretty fun stuff.
Brad Carter, Uncle Leroy’s Coffin. **** I was really impressed by this book and wasn’t able to put it down. Brad Carter’s use of the “story within a story,” his sympathetic characters, and his sensory descriptions made this book a real treat to read. Carter shares Stephen King’s uncanny ability to make even mundane situations and relationships interesting.
Dan Wells, I Am Not a Serial Killer. *** This is another fun book and it looks like this will also be the first in a series. The protagonist is a teenage boy with a self-identified unhealthy obsession with serial killers. He struggles with his psychopathy by tracking down a real serial killer.