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Preview — A Dark and Lonely Place by Edna Buchanan
A Dark and Lonely Place
“Yes,” she whispered fervently in his ear. “We do.”
From Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan, the novel she has always wanted to write: the gripping saga of star-crossed lovers across generations. A century ago, when Indians and alligators roamed frontier Miami, the legendary John Ashley was accused of murder and sentenced to hang. He insiste...more
I am new to Good Reads and this is the first time I have ...more
Also on the beach is a model photo shoot, and one of the girls looks familiar to John. He believes he knows her, but he can't ...more
Buchanan has really done her research on the lives and love of John Ashley and Laura Upthegrove, and it shows. These were REAL people, people who became the most notorious, colorful, and compelling figures in Florida’s violent outlaw history. This is their true story of "p ...more
Keep the word "journalist" firmly in mind if you read this crime-thriller. The author has woven the true story of a pair of star crossed lovers in early Florida with the story of a pair of modern day fictional characters caught up in a parallel ...more
I'm sure that the tale of a desperado falsely accused of murder could have been a page turner, but when you're turning those pages and find yourself in modern day Miami police procedural, the effect is jarring. And not enjoyable.
Couldn't get into the story, couldn't come to care about the protagonist(s)--- is the hero supposed to be a reincarnation or blood relative or cosmic twin or what ...more
James Carlos Blake has written the same story in his great book Red Grass River.
Buchanan's treatment is too superficial, although one can tell she is fascinated with her subject as she tries to connect current-day events with a famous Florida crime spree from the turn of the twentieth century.
Good try, but it just doesn't hold up.
The book reflects the similarities between two sets of soul mates who lived in different time periods, which all shared the same names and DNA. The circumstances that determine their choices in life were eerily similar. The second set of soul mates may have a better chance of fulfilling their destiny together than their predecessors.
In 1970, she was hired as a general assignment and police-beat reporter at the Miami Herald. In 1973, Ms. Buchanan became a police beat reporter, which coincided with the rise of Miami ...more