|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
Wow! What a thought-provoking story. Deer Season by Erin Flanagan is superb. The writing is top notch, the characters are flawed and interesting to read about, and the story is intriguing and compelling. I just loved this book to bits! Who knew a book about deer hunting season would be so great?!
It's 1985 in Gunthrum, Nebraska and deer season has just kicked off. People are stoked to go hunting. Alma's farmhand, Hal, is one of those people who has gone off to hunt. It's just another day in a small town. Except, suddenly news of a missing teenaged girl starts to spread. Oh, and Hal's truck has blood on it, along with a dent. Hmm...seems like maybe the two things are linked, or not? Only, now the girl is not only missing, but something bad may have happened to her. Is Hal to blame? The town seems to think so, especially considering Hal's violent past. There are some people who come to Hal's defense, like Alma and her husband. And yet, even they begin to wonder about Hal. Yikes! Makes you wonder who you can really trust.
Flanagan has written a character-driven story that is slow-going, but chock full of drama. You can't help but get caught up in this small-town with its quirky residents and traditional pastimes. It's such a fascinating mystery to fall in deep with. I absolutely LOVED it!
I would happily recommend Deer Season by Erin Flanagan to fans of her work and to anyone looking for their next great read - you are not going to want to miss out on this one!
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Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!