Here is the book review this week.
“When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
“It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
“As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother—and now it’s chasing him too.”
*Source: Goodreads page
This book was fantastic. It had me at the edge of my seat. It caused me to be exhausted because I could not stop listening to it even though I needed to get up early in the morning. The descriptions sucked me in and made me feel like the little boy I was reading about. The twists and turns were timed nicely and made it difficult to predict what was happening next. Each character had their own personality and stuck to it in every scene they were in. I love this book. I honestly cannot think of a single thing that I did not like.
I should mention that this book is not suitable for minors. There are scenes of physical and sexual abuse. However, in my opinion, they are not exceedingly graphic.
It is on my list of books to buy. At this time, it is part of the Kindle Unlimited program, and you are able to download the audio book to it as well. If you decide to give it a go, let me know what you think!
One more thing before I go. This week I will be doing blog posts for each of my books. This way you can see what I have and what the second book will be.
Be free and keep reading!