The Blinds: A Novel by Adam Sternbergh has a publication date of August 1st 2017 by Ecco Publishing. SYNOPSIS: A blistering thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of Shovel Ready—a speculative modern Western with elements of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, and the Coen brothers that is wickedly funny, razor-sharp, and totally engrossing. Imagine a place populated by criminals-people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime, or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead.
For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.
About the author: Author of SHOVEL READY, a thriller about a garbageman-turned-hitman in near-future dystopian NYC, blighted by a dirty bomb in Times Square. Currently the culture editor for the New York Times Magazine. Formerly editor-at-large at New York Magazine and editor of the Approval Matrix. Unstoppable reader. Genre-mutt advocate. Lowbrow-despicable, except when highbrow-brilliant.
My thoughts: The Blinds is a very addictive book that you will not want to put down. This book is so descriptive and detailed that you will feel as if you have known the characters for years. The town which is nicknamed The Blinds is a small town in the middle of Texas, an area in the middle of nowhere that is populated by people who have all had their minds wiped clean and given new identities. This town is an alternative to the normal witness protection with a lot of them being former criminals that have been given a second chance. The town was safe from the outside world until two murders take place. The story really picks up after the murders with fast paced action and suspense. You will doubt yourself trying to figure out who done it until the very end and it turns out that everything is not as it seems. I highly recommend this book. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **
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