Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Review: Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts



Summary from Goodreads:
In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found.

Nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is more astonishing than he or anyone could have imagine. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a secret that still cries out for justice...and redemption.

My thoughts:
This book has been on my book shelf for a few years, and I really wished I would've picked it up and read it a long time ago! This book was so good and it really kept my attention right through the end. Mark aka Nicky Jack discovers he was adopted after his parents pass away and he decides to go back to the city where his birth Mom is from to meet her. He discovers his birth Mom was murdered and he disappeared the very same night. 

The details surrounding the murder and kidnapping are a mystery to everyone in town, and things start getting crazy once questions start being asked and the real truth comes out. Mark is a great main character and you can't blame him for wanting to know the truth about his Mom. I liked the crime-mystery theme and the characters are just what you'd imagine them to be in a smaller town setting. Billie Letts did a great job with this book. This the first I've read by her and I would definitely read another. 

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars

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