Publish date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
I must say I find most storys about serial killers fascinating, so I may not be totally trustworthy when I say this book is really good but I really liked it.The story is about a kid living in a dysfunctional family. To try and save the family he tries to find the body of his mothers lost brother. T...
This is a great book. The relationships between all the different family members, as well as the killer and Stephen, are very well drawn and utterly believable and at times I had to put the book down it was so tense. For a debut novel, it was very good indeed and I even loved the rather bizarre chap...
A good read. Given the subject matter it's not too tough or gruesome either (though it is a little, in places). It's more about what's happening in the minds of the two main characters. I thought the killer's pov was a little broad brush emotionally. It didn't particularly give me any startling new ...
Skillfully and compelling written with deeply realized characters, I read Blacklands nonstop. The image of this poor sad boy digging and digging day after day, month after month, for the body of his dead uncle will stay with me for a long time. His perseverance and courage was astonishing.
My favorite of the month. The author wisely kept this book short which ratcheted up the tension and suspense and made the rather unrealistic plot easier to overlook.