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#lost irls when #Girls When started reading I thought it is not as The Million Dollar Goal good as her first book but as I kept on reading itot better and betterThe book is set in Navada s high desert in the town of Lovelock and in a much smaller poor town of Marzen People in this lost town have lived here for enerations The story begins when Adam Merkel is found dead burned to death in a fire pit near Marzen Mr Merkel was a former a fire pit near Marzen Mr Merkel was a former of math from the University of Nevada a mathematical enius a brilliant teacher Why was he teaching at a small town middle school The story is told by Sal an eleven and twelve year old boy Nora with a degree in archaeology who stays in Lovelock to take care of her sick father but wanted to Trudy go to Africa or Europe on a dig She teaches history in the middle school had been married and divorced from Mason deputy sheriff aood man Mason is now remarried with children Nora and Mason ood folks were not ood for each other Nora wants from life than just Lovelock Sal s mother had died he is living with two bachelor uncles who live in a filthy old trailer Sal is a very different kid a watcher a reader who watches the world around him is a The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss gifted artist He lives in his head whereood angels and bad angels battle against each otherJason lives with his mother a ood and nice lady He has a small part telling about what oes in in the story He had been in love with Sal s mother He is trying to see that the uncles are taking care of Sal They are not Sal s mother died of an overdoseDeath tells part of the story And has interesting things to tell The story is told for the most part by of the story And has interesting things to tell The story is told for the most part by real name Absalom and NoraThis book takes readers on a wild ride through Nevada s high desert country and small towns Ms Young takes readers into a different world seen and unseen unknown It oes into archaeology deep caves rivers and lakes taken away by the desertNora and Sal were ood friends to Adam especially Sal Nora oes out of her way to dig into what she could possibly find in the death Adam talked to Sal about math and all math has to do with the world aroundThere is the use of drugs and alcohol blaming others for their mistakes and wrong doings holding rudges many times folks have BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants. good reason to be angry some characters are not what they seemAood book and a wild ride through literature Thee really is a town called Lovelock This is a slow burn mystery with cast of mostly introverts that do not mindlessly babble sarcastic uips Not a book with a Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gotcha twist. S to who killed him and finds a dark history she understands all too well But the truth about his murder may lie closer to home For Sal Prentiss’srief seems heavily shaded with fear and Nora suspects he knows than he’s telling about how his favorite teacher died As she tries to earn the wary boy’s trust she finds he holds not only the key to Adam’s murder but an unexpected chance at the life she thought she’d lostWeaving together the last months of Adam’s life Nora’s search for answers and a young boy’s anguished moral reckoning this unforgettable thriller brings a small American town to vivid life filled with complex flawed characters wrestling with the weight of the past the promise of the future and the bitter freedom that forgiveness can bri. .
It burns white hot It would have been a 5 star read for me except that some of the back stories Mr. Jelly's Business grew somewhat tedious at times but once it all came full circle I understood it a bit This one has stayed with me for days now which is unusual for a thriller The book to read The NYT reviewed it recently and inaccurately as a mystery or thriller There is a mystery in the plot but this book transcendsenre Graceful writing a compelling story character driven with people you can believe in even though you might be happy not to be related to them It is clear the author cares deeply about all the people in this book even those who are easy to dislike No car chases No villains No evil eniuses Great story telling that you will not soon forget And next March 14 I will be baking pies The setting is Lovelock NV about 85 miles east of Reno along interstate 80 The population is about 1900 and one of the main employers is Lovelock prison where OJ Simpson served his time The math teacher at the middle school is murdered and a student finds his body Nora another teacher decides to investigate She soon discovers dark secrets along with the rampant use of drugs in the town Found the story and well written The story alternates between three character Sal the student Nora and Jake paramedic All three are interesting and well crafted and tell a story which is well paced and logical In a desert town outside of Reno Nevada and a young boy Saul finds a burnt body The body is that if a fairly new math teacher and except for Saul and Nora another teacher he has made few friends He also has a rief stricken past and many secrets Saul whose own mother had recently died lives with his two hermit like uncles Their family has uite a long reaching reputationThe story is told by multiple voices Saul Jake the paramedic and Nora who also has and is still dealing with her family s rief This is a struggling town and drugs are prevalent as is the damage they cause A very unusual murder investigation and a very slowly paced but perfectly measured story One that shows how events can connect many different people The atmosphere of the dying town is well done and
This Blends Perfectly Intoblends perfectly into story Grief secrets lies and how people live with these burdens Saul once again seems at times older than the adults and the ending is an unorthodox one But so fittingI think this will appeal to those who liked The Dry by Jane HarperARC by Edelweiss I wrote it so I like it just fine I ordered this boo. D A uiet seemingly unremarkable man he connected with just one of his students Sal Prentiss a lonely sixth rader who lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills The Two Outcasts Developed A Tender outcasts developed a tender friendship that brought each of them hope in the wake of tragedy But it is Sal who finds Adam’s body charred almost beyond recognition half a mile from his uncles’ compound Nora Wheaton the middle school’s social studies teacher dreamed of a life far from Lovelock only to be dragged back on the eve of her college Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines graduation to care for her disabled father a man she loves but can’t forgive She sensed in the new math teacher a kindred spirit another soul bound to Lovelock byuilt and duty After Adam’s death she delves into his past for clue. Bright flawless writing wonderful characters and a sense of pacing that draws time out like a long knife What could you want from a thriller I loved this book A dark coming of age story focuses on a small town s mysterious death of a local math teacher Mr Merkel The body was found by a student Sal who becomes one of the main protagonists of this story While the overall storyline focuses on the mystery behind Mr Merkel s death the book is mainly a character study of rural Nevada and the working class in America While this book is very compelling it is also a very dense and slower paced novel This book is definitely for a specific reader and if you are looking for a book to binge maybe seek something a bit faster in pace This pulled me in slowly although very depressing the ah ha moment was crushing and played out even worse than I could imagine The setting is very familiar to me perfect backdrop for this hard scrabble life I had no idea what to expect when I started this book and wow Was I ever pleasantly surprised This book is the best of the best when it comes to a slow burn whodunnit thriller The book opens with a body burning in the desert and a young boy walking into a fire station to report his discovery By the end of the day the body is identified the boy s middle school math teacher Adam Merkel and this small left behind town is rocked to its core Nora Wheaton who is also a teacher at the town s middle school spends her days teaching and her evening caring for her father a man she loves but can t forgive after the death of her brother years ago She was the only friend Adam Merkel had at the school and after his death she delves into his past for clues as to who killed him and in so doing finds a dark history Weaving together the last months of Adam s life Nora searches for answers and uncovers not only the truth about Adam Merkel but also hurts and bitterness she has kept locked inside for yearsThis really is an unforgettable thriller that vividly brings a small town to life and is filled with complex flawed characters Young s characters have a way of etting under your Skin And Staying There I and staying there I myself with a lump in my throat several times reading Nora Adam and Sal s stories I wanted ood to come for all of them but at the same time I was frustrated with them for some of their choices truly the making of reat characters The ending took me by surprise but I thought it was perfectly unusual This book is definitely a slow burn but when it hits its stride. A young boy finds himself at the center of a murder mystery in this timely and twisty thriller from the author of The Acclaimed The Lost acclaimed The Lost a compelling and indelible story set in small town America that examines the burden of uilt the bitter price of forgiveness and the debts we owe our dead both recent and distant A body burns in the high desert hills A boy walks into a fire station pale with the shock of a risly discovery A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work By day’s end when the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel a small Nevada town will be rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder Adam Merkel left a university professorship in Reno to teach middle school in Lovelock seven months before he die.
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