Cry Me A River
by Ernest Hill
An absentee father from a "no good" family, Tyrone Stokes was imprisoned for shooting a man in a convenience store. His wife, Pauline, saw her chance to end their marriage and raise their son, Marcus, on her own. Now Tyrone has returned to Brownsville, Louisiana, to discover that his boy needs help--help that Tyrone is desperate to give, if he can only figure out how. Marc...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Kensington
(first published January 1st 2003)
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I liked this book and the message of undying love that one has for their child. It just proves how most would go through hell to protect their offspring. I cried a couple of times throughout the book because of the displayed emotions by the characters. I will definitely look for more of the author's work, as I like his style of writing.
I really liked this book. I was worried that it might be full of bad language and sketchy things, but it really wasn't! It's a good story of a father who tries to redeem himself when he discovers his son is in prison and on death-row. It kept you guessing as to "who-dunnit" the entire time...but with a deep sense of satisfaction and justice when they finally figure it out!
Ernest Hill won great praise for his first novel, Satisfied with Nothin’, which made its way onto required reading lists at universities from UCLA to Syracuse. He is also the author of A Person of Interest, Cry Me a River, A Life for a Life, and Family Ties. Hill lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.More about Ernest Hill...