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S.A. Cosby

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Titus Crown leaves his work as an FBI agent under some kind of cloud (details to be revealed late in the book) to return to his rural Virginia hometown, where his elderly father is recuperating from a broken hip. He runs for sheriff and becomes the first Black sheriff of the county.

One morning he is called out to the high school to respond to an armed intruder, a shooting. The victim is a white teacher. The shooter is a young black man. There is a confrontation, the shooter is shot and killed. The subsequent investigation uncovers an unspeakable truth.

This is a very well-written book, incredibly intense, and also violent. The plot was riveting, the characters complex, and the dialog sharp.
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tymfos | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 9, 2024 |
Powerful stuff, even if the politics are a little too much in your face. Black County Sheriff in a coastal Virginia town has to deal with not just a serial killer, but Confederate sympathisers. He's a believably flawed character, as are many of the folks portrayed here. The setting is well done and the issues are right off the front page, as they say. Trump voters will not like this, so please gift them with it so they will be miserable for a while. Cosby writes very well, and the audiobook is exceptionally well performed.… (lisätietoja)
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datrappert | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2024 |
Here is a dark and gritty crime novel set in a rural county on the banks of the Chesapeake in Virginia. Titus was with the FBI, but had to leave that job. Returning home to care for his father, he becomes sheriff in a county where the law has previously been unequally applied. He's determined to change that, despite resistance from those who feel threatened by change. A school shooting leads to the gruesome discovery of murdered children buried in a field and Titus is in a race to stop the murderer before he kills again, while simultaneously keeping a lid on the simmering tensions and fears in the county that the murders have fueled.

Cosby is an author who does a lot more than just write an entertaining crime thriller. Here, he sheds light on how tradition and habit have imbedded racism into the fabric of a small town's culture and how hard the pushback is to any sort of move towards equality. His portrayal of the people of this small town is clear-eyed and sharp, without ever descending into stereo-type or caricature. Titus is perhaps a little too perfect and too often right, but he's a complex and interesting character. It feels like we may see more of him in future novels and I would be happy to see what he does next. The crimes at the center of this mystery are particularly grim and while the descriptions are not graphic, they were still hard to read. I read Cosby's first novel and it's clear he becomes better with every book he writes and that he still has a great deal to say.
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RidgewayGirl | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 8, 2024 |
Well plotted and narrated with some colorful phrases like "panting like they had just finished a puma-assisted mile.
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drthubbie | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 1, 2024 |



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