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Nod Road Paperback – June 30, 2011
Everything We Keep: A Novel
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Top Customer Reviews
But I digress. Smith is a talented writer with a deffinite sensitive side, despite regaling us with the horror of a town discovering that they have a mass murderer loose and still killing after 60 years. Smith's antagonist is an 80 year old man, and that's a nice twist on the usual suspects. The narrative gets a little technical at times, but I liked Gordy and Emily and all of the cops that get involved in this mystery.
The ending is action packed and shows us that a small town cop can be very brave indeed.
As the characters become engaged, the story led me through a trail surrounded on both sides with murder, rape, difficult relationships, and finally to resolution. There were no emotions left untouched as the author walked me into events, both past and present, that eventually unravel the tangled threads of the central mystery.
While the novel winds its way to a action packed ending, it exposes the reader to skills in sailing, scuba diving, local history, police work, and many of the Connecticut Shoreline's attractions. Smith impressed me with way Nod Road packaged so much of what I was familiar with while I was living there. Except for some minor indenting issues, this a great read and you won't be disappointed. Natalie
I loved "Nod Road" from the first page, and was thoroughly captivated before the middle of the book. Thank you for your full and sensitive character development. You have written such generous and accurate portraits of ordinary people. We readers even share some of the disappointing and corrupting episodes as they occurred in the antagonist's youth.
Whether it's a second book with these main characters, or with another set of characters equally well drawn, my "checkbook" is ready.
I bought the book in its Kindle version. I read the book on Amazon's new Cloud Reader and on my iPod Kindle app. These work well for me, especially as my wrist heals from a summer vacation misstep. So consider getting Nod Road
If this is an example of Mr. Smith's story telling, I can't wait for his next book to come out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read many mysteries over several decades, and all of the others were in print. I'm glad that in this case I overcame my distaste for the touchscreen medium. Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by TOM BRUGGEMAN
This is a sixty year old murder mystery set in New England with a description of the whether that made me feel like I was still living in the area. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Lena Barnes
The book started slow, but became very absorbing in the next chapters. I am going to order 2 more books for my girls who love to read!Published on August 22, 2011 by Fran
Interesting from the first page. Characters are well developed with a great story line. I highly recommend this book.Published on August 9, 2011 by Deb
Knowing the Author makes me a bit biased, but it sometimes harder to impress family. This is a great story, easy to read and engrossing. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Bryan