October 18, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin







A powerful and resonant novel from Tom Franklin—critically acclaimed author of Smonk and Hell at the Breech—Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter tells the riveting story of two boyhood friends, torn apart by circumstance, who are brought together again by a terrible crime in a small Mississippi town. An extraordinary novel that seamlessly blends elements of crime and Southern literary fiction, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a must for readers of Larry Brown, Pete Dexter, Ron Rash, and Dennis Lehane.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.  I'm a huge fan of Dennis Lehane and I was shocked when I read this book and realized that Tom is right up there with Dennis in my eyes.  It's a great thriller and shouldn't be missed.  Five stars!

HarperCollins Publishers
October 5, 2010
274 pages 
$24.99 US





Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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25 comments:

Rabid Fox said...

Never heard of this author, but if he's worthy of a comparison to Dennis Lehane, then I guess he's a guy to look out for.

Linda Kish said...

I've never heard of him either but I am always up for a good thriller.

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debbie said...

I have read his other books, and I really liked them. I would enjoy reading this one.

Janelle said...

Your reviews are spot on, & I like Lehane, so count me in!
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the review. I like Lahane too.

DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great thriller. Thanks for the review.

lgm52 said...

Sounds intriguing. Your review makes me want to read this one!

Julie said...

I haven't heard of the authors, but I like a good crime novel.

Tarah said...

This sounds like a great read!

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Mama Zen said...

This sounds like something I would like!

Kimberly said...

I love thrillers and reading new authors that I've never read before - thanks!
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nfmgirl said...

Thanks for the review! I've had Franklin's book Smonk on my Wish List for a bit now, and I'll have to add this one as well!

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Sarah E said...

This book sounds excellent! Great review!

Isi and Jas' mom said...

I don't get to read a lot of thrillers and this sounds like a good one

tamathamc said...

not familiar with him but sounds like a good read

Sarah said...

I heard you on a TV or radio talk show talking about this book. I want to read it and hope I am the winner.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

whoa! What a review -- comparing him to Lehane.

Anonymous said...

I like a good crime novel.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like my kind of book. I love crime novels, and would enjoy this one.

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CherylS22 said...

Sounds like a good read. I really enjoy Dennis Lehane's books too.

Anonymous said...

I have not read a good thriller in a while!

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ewhatley said...

I'm a Dennis Lehane fan so definitely need to read this book.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh I can not wait to read this! Great review!

loni said...

I always enjoy reading books about crimes

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purango said...

It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. garrettsambo@aol.com