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The story was a bit blah and never held my interest.
The thorny history of the Third and Fifth Wards, as well as Houston's power boom of the 70's and early 80's, informs Locke's superb story of human politics.
Attica Locke's book is a well-written thriller, the narrative is straightforward and the characters are developed well.
Black Water Rising is a well-written, albeit slow moving murder-mystery about a struggling, young lawyer caught up in oil business related cover-up. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cynthia (Cee) Boyd
Love this iceland based books. Love this series. I want to read them all. If you like mysteries these are the books for you.Published 2 months ago by Prisjo
Locke's writing is elegant without being show-offy. Her TV writing was good experience for action scenes, and this story of a Black lawyer in 1980's Houston kept me riveted.Published 3 months ago by Petrea Burchard
I barely got through this, and only because I almost never quit a book once started. The plot line is ridiculous, the characters pathetic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David in ATL
Never lost interest. Could view the plantation and see the faces of the charatures. A gripping story to the end.Published 3 months ago by Roberta M. Carlson
A very intriguing plot with unexpected twists. Locke is truly adept at writing from the personal viewpoint of a young, poor black kid growing up in Houston during a great deal of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Larry J. Allred
Scary and intriguing. well written, but lacking enough on the true villains, the Big Oil companies and how they hoard oil and keep prices high, just so they can make record... Read morePublished 4 months ago by René O'Deay
I really was excited to find this book, as I very much enjoy historical fiction, and mysteries written by people of color. Read morePublished 4 months ago by desert hounsi
they look nice, have not used them as they were a gift. she likes them and uses them a lot.Published 5 months ago by Quinton Lee