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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Loehfelm Narrator: Gary Wilmes Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781436278522
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When John Sanders, Jr., learns that his father has been murdered, his only regret is that he didn't pull the trigger himself. Yet despite his rage at his father for a lifetime of abuse, he becomes obsessed with finding the killer. But as a string of dead ends and violent encounters leave Junior no closer to any answers, his relationship with his beloved sister crumbles, while his affair with an old high school sweetheart wreaks havoc on his fracturing psyche. Only when a chance for revenge finally arrives must Junior decide whether he will continue the chain of violence or accept the challenge of a new beginning.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve Tornello | 1/9/2014

    " Not very good at all. I just wish he'd had a little more fun with my hometown, and didn't just wrap a cliched storyline around an interesting setting he didn't really explore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 1/7/2014

    " A very well rendered study of a character coming into a level of self-awareness that brings a particular world clearly and unsentimentally (and undisparagingly) into view. I know exactly who these people are. It's nice to see a frustrating but likable asshole become a little less of the last. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 12/29/2013

    " Really tried to get into this book, but felt no heart from the main character. Just couldn't relate to him at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Chamberlain | 11/29/2013

    " I waited a long time to read this novel and felt sadly let down. I wanted to rage against the protagonist, son of a violent alcoholic who was blindly following his dad's footsteps. A wildly unexpected ending, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nette | 11/6/2013

    " Am I getting harder to please? This book was wildly well-reviewed, and I didn't get it at all. I thought it was a clumsy mashup of sentimentality and hard boiled noire, with unrealistic dialog and a whiny main character. But the Staten Island atmosphere was very well done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/6/2013

    " Didn't care about any of these people. Couldn't go on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 10/31/2013

    " I loved this book. It moves quickly but only encompasses a week's time. Leohfelm really explores the main character's relationship with his father, and you feel as though you're going through and feeling the same emotions. Great read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 10/3/2013

    " Stopped reading halfway through..thought it would get better..it did not not. Main character was unlikeable and predictable. Don't waste your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 10/25/2012

    " Well written but not a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karoni | 7/21/2012

    " I'd give it really a 3.5, but not rounding up to the full 4 here. Good mystery as well as right dose of drama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 11/24/2011

    " This is an excellent psychological novel. Hope he writes more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/14/2011

    " This one looks like a mystery/thriller, and while there is a death and quite a few thrills, it is really the story of a late coming of age. A very hopeful ending from a very tough beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/2/2011

    " Since this centers around an angry 30 yr-old white male, this isn't the easiest book to get through. But it's also about family disasters and loyalty, and learning to let the hardest things in life go. Worth it to get to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 9/27/2010

    " Stopped reading halfway through..thought it would get better..it did not not. Main character was unlikeable and predictable. Don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/27/2010

    " Since this centers around an angry 30 yr-old white male, this isn't the easiest book to get through. But it's also about family disasters and loyalty, and learning to let the hardest things in life go. Worth it to get to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 12/22/2009

    " Not very good at all. I just wish he'd had a little more fun with my hometown, and didn't just wrap a cliched storyline around an interesting setting he didn't really explore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 11/2/2009

    " Really tried to get into this book, but felt no heart from the main character. Just couldn't relate to him at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 10/16/2009

    " loved it. not usually a fan of male writers. i have fallen into the chick lit category. but loved it. loved the story. loved the ending.
    lvoed that i knew insider information about staten island.
    loved the staten island backdrop.
    very enjoyable.
    look forward to blood root. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 8/30/2009

    " Well written but not a thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/28/2009

    " Didn't care about any of these people. Couldn't go on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 5/18/2009

    " A very well rendered study of a character coming into a level of self-awareness that brings a particular world clearly and unsentimentally (and undisparagingly) into view. I know exactly who these people are. It's nice to see a frustrating but likable asshole become a little less of the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karoni | 3/28/2009

    " I'd give it really a 3.5, but not rounding up to the full 4 here. Good mystery as well as right dose of drama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/20/2009

    " This is an excellent psychological novel. Hope he writes more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nette | 11/19/2008

    " Am I getting harder to please? This book was wildly well-reviewed, and I didn't get it at all. I thought it was a clumsy mashup of sentimentality and hard boiled noire, with unrealistic dialog and a whiny main character. But the Staten Island atmosphere was very well done. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Loehfelm

Bill Loehfelm was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island. In 1997 he moved to New Orleans. He is the author of the novels Fresh Kills, which won an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and Bloodroot. He lives in New Orleans’ Garden District with his wife, writer A. C. Lambeth.