Disclosure: I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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This was an incredibly interesting read.
I am not a big history person. I am more of a “if you weren’t there, how do you know it really happened” kind of person so to me, this was reading half fiction, half truth.
I had no idea of the things that occurred back in the “gang era” with the way things worked with criminals and law enforcement officers (I think sawed off shot guns was the biggest shock of it all.)
I have to admit, I had a really hard time following the book. There were a lot of names, nicknames, characters, dates, incidents; and they did not go in a numerical time line. I think if the story read in a sequence of events (dates/years) it would have helped me follow the story, but there was just so much, I struggled to keep everything straight and found myself going back and forth several times trying to clarify.
All in all, it was an interesting story to read and outside of the confusion, it was a good story. It wasn’t long so it made for a fairly quick read.
About the Author
Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.
Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books.
Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.
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