“𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘵.”
Attempting to escape his abusive father and generations of cyclical poverty, young Jonah Hargrove joins the mysterious River — a teenage girl carrying thousands of dollars in stolen meth — and embarks on a southern gothic odyssey through the East Texas river bottoms.
They are pursued by local drug kingpin, John Curtis, and his murderous enforcer, Dakota Cade, with whom River was romantically involved. But Cade and Curtis have their own enemies, as their relationship with the cartel controlling their meth supply begins to sour.
Keeping tabs on everyone is The Thin Man, a silent assassin who values consequence over mercy.
Each person is keeping secrets from the others — deadly secrets that will be exposed in savage fashion as their final paths collide and all are forced to come to terms with their choices, their circumstances, and their own definition of God.
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘣𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭!
Descriptive, atmospheric, emotional, violent, thought-provoking and beautiful. Listening to this audio was a complete and rich experience. A coming-of-age story about survival, first love and friendship that you need to read.
Thank you NetGalley James Wade, Writer and Blackstone Publishing for this ALC.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘔𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺, 𝘚𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦, 𝘙𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴, 𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯.
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