Thrilling - A Can't Put Down Book

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I was surprised by how much I loved this book. I grabbed it because the summary sounded interesting, and almost as soon as I picked it up from the library I regretted it and was planning on just dropping it back off. I'm not normally much of a historical fiction reader, so it seemed like a waste of my time to even try. I figured I would read a chapter or two anyway just so grabbing it wasn't a complete waste, and I was hooked from the start. This isn't just a historical fiction book - this is a crime novel, full of thrilling moments, gory details, and family drama.

Gibby's been living his life inside of a bubble ever since the Vietnam War stole the lives of his older twin brothers - one literally, and one figuratively. Robert took a bullet to the heart, and though Jason came home, he was never quite the same. Rumors spiral about how many men Jason has killed, and after quickly falling into drugs he winds up going to prison. The book starts with Jason just getting out of prison and reentering his family's life, much to his mother and father's dismay. They seek to protect Gibby, unwilling to lose their final son to the war raging on.

They are not successful. Days after his release from prison, a young girl winds up dead, and Gibby and Jason are caught in the middle of it. Desperate to prove that his brother isn't a murderer, the book follows Gibby as he tries to show that family shouldn't ever give up on each other, no matter the circumstances.

Everything about this book was beautifully done, and it was difficult to put down when it came time to go to sleep. 100% recommend, even if it doesn't sound like something you might be interested in at first - give it a shot. John Hart has crafted an exceptional book here.