Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts

Novel summary(via 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.
This insomniac's opinion:
I have read a couple of Billie Letts' novels before and I really enjoyed them. This one was perfectly readable but, unfortunately, just a mediocre read. I did not suspect who the murder was in this mystery and I usually have it figured out long before the end, though. So, kudos to the author for surprising this avid reader!
Worth staying up all night to read?
Not for me.
Rating: 3 stars

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