library goddess, October 31, 2011 (view all comments by library goddess)
Suspicious disappearances, snakes in mailboxes, chickens named after the First Ladies....what's not to like? Set in rural Mississippi in the 1990's with flashbacks to the 1970's, this murder mystery captures the essence of friendship between two boys. Their lives are intertwined in ways they don't understand until the end....until too late. Very suspenseful, deeply memorable characters, and snippy humor make this a real page turner. It would be ideal for book club discussions on accepting the truth, racial biases, and living with guilt.
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