Monday, March 19, 2012

What is Larry Sweazy reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Larry Sweazy, author of The Devil's Bones.

His entry begins:
I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I have just recently finished judging a literary awards competition where I had to read a lot of books in the same genre in a short amount of time, so this book was a huge departure from my normal realm of reading, and that’s one of the reasons why I chose it. I typically don’t read YA books, but something about this one jumped out at me. Maybe it was the cover, or I saw a review somewhere, I can’t really remember. It just jumped out, and one day it showed up in my hands, and took me on a marvelous, much-needed, magical journey. This book is an adventure, a love story, a tragedy in three acts, and it...[read on]
About The Devil's Bones, from the publisher:
Even if Jordan McManus survives‚ nothing in Dukaine will ever be the same…

When a late-summer drought drains a pond outside of the small town of Dukaine‚ Indiana‚ old secrets quickly come to the surface. A small skeleton is revealed in the mud‚ and everyone in town is convinced the bones belong to Tito Cordova‚ an eight-year-old boy who disappeared nineteen years earlier. Dukaine is home to the SunRipe plant‚ a tomato processing plant that relies on migrant workers to work the fields surrounding the town. Tito’s mother‚ Esperanza‚ was a year-round resident. Both mother and son were just a bad memory‚ and Tito’s disappearance was thought to be best forgotten by most of the town’s residents. When the marshal of Dukaine is lured to the pond and shot‚ the investigation falls to deputy Jordan McManus. Racing against time‚ and under the threat of his own arrest as a suspect in the shooting‚ Jordan must dig deep into the past‚ and face the possibility that Tito Cordova might still be alive. After another murder occurs‚ Jordan McManus finds himself squarely in the crosshairs of the law and a cold-blooded killer…
Learn more about the book and author at Larry D. Sweazy's website and blog.

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