Thursday, April 28, 2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
The story focuses on two men in Mississippi: Silas, a former high school football player and town constable, and Larry, who has been a town outcast since high school, when he went on a date with a local girl and she never came back. Larry has always maintained his innocence, and Silas has always felt that Larry is unfairly blamed for the girl's disappearance. When another teenage girl goes missing, all fingers point to Larry; will Silas back up his claim that he's uninvolved in the case?
Tom Franklin does a great job of capturing the moodiness and intimacy of a small Mississippi town; everyone knows everyone else, and secrets are hard to come by. The two main characters are expertly drawn, and you'll find yourself feeling for both Larry and Silas. It's a great, quick read that will certainly make the time fly!