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:

  1. 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.

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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

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  4. Your reviews are spot on, & I like Lehane, so count me in!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for the review. I like Lahane too.

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  6. Sounds like a great thriller. Thanks for the review.

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

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

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  9. This sounds like a great read!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  10. This sounds like something I would like!

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  11. I love thrillers and reading new authors that I've never read before - thanks!
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  12. 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!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  13. This book sounds excellent! Great review!

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

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  15. not familiar with him but sounds like a good read

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. I like a good crime novel.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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

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  21. I have not read a good thriller in a while!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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

    ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

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

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  24. I always enjoy reading books about crimes

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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

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