Sorrow Road

Sorrow Road

Book - 2016
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From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them--like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate--suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship--and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781250089588
1250089581
Branch Call Number: FIC Kell
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm

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Libbyann1
Aug 17, 2017

Kind of a disjointed story. At times it can be difficult to sort out the characters as well as the action. The story itself didn't make much sense.
The author also saw the need for "social justice" lessons that didn't really fit in or add to the plot. I have noticed this type of thing more and more in contemporary novels, almost like the author is trying too hard to be politically correct but doesn't quite pull it off.
I wouldn't recommend this book.

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kathysteinmetz
Nov 30, 2016

I have liked all of the Julie Keller books but I got a bit bored with this one toward the end. Too many characters and story lines going on. I finally just flipped to the final chapter to see "who done it".

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posie12
Sep 24, 2016

The author sure doesn't have much respect for elderly people! Some of the terms she uses are quite offensive. Also -7 degrees is not that cold.

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