Sep 08, 08
Read in September, 2008
I'm not sure where I read a review for this novel, and I don't know what appealed to me in that review. Why am I telling you this? Because this is not a very good book.
Basic plot: Mason and Gates Hunt were raised by their mother, Sadie Grace, and their father, Curt, a crazy tyrant. The boys were very protective of each other as a result of their father's violence. As they grow up, Mason becomes the successful brother, and Gates, well, doesn't. Mason becomes a lawyer, and Gates becomes a two-bit drug dealer.
Both Hunt boys carry a secret: Gates Hunt murdered a man when he was younger. Mason was a witness and provided Gates with an alibi.
Okay, this sounds juicy, right? Well, there's a whole convoluted story that goes on and on, and the murder finally comes up again. But who cares? The characters are boring and not particularly likable, and the setting (small town Virginia) isn't terribly appealing either.
Don't waste your time.