Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Suspense

Finished July 19
The Way Home by George Pelecanos
Chris Flynn went down the wrong path as a teen, ending up in juvenile detention instead of college. He made some friends there that he stayed friends with after he got out, and went to work for his father as a carpet installer.
One day, he and his partner discover a stash of money under the floor when replacing carpet in a house. Chris has a bad feeling about it and insists they leave it where they found it, and they do.
But Chris is right and the money is trouble and Chris and his friends' lives are changed by it.
Chris is a young man struggling to decide what he wants out of life and who he wants to be. He also struggles with his relationship with his father, and trying to find a way out of the bad dynamic that started with his teen years.
So this is a story that deals with overcoming bad decisions and with families. It deals with the issues of youth crime and how we deal with youth offenders. It has more depth than the average suspense novel and a good story too.

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