Iron Butterflies Rust (Division #5)
This is a tale steeped in tragedy from an author who plays your emotions as easily as a fiddler plays his strings.
Frank Gunn is a cop, with a loving wife Tanya and a baby on the way, now off duty and enjoying time at a Carnival. Pleasant times are shattered when disgruntled father Albert Chambers goes looking for the ...more
IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST is easily recognizable as Lee Thompson’s work. This writer’s voice grows stronger with every piece. IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST plays with the same themes as NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN ...more
Lee Thompson is a very good writer. Most novels feature formulaic and structured plot and draw from an accepted palette of symbolism or metaphor to create a desired ...more
On the surface, IBR is a story about a horrific incident and the consequences it eventually brings about. It goes much deeper than just that, though. Thompson seems to have this innate ability to take abstract concepts - tragedy, horror, vengefulness, despair - and make them come alive on the page. We feel with his characters as they bare t ...more
In this new novella, IRON BUTTERFLIES RUST, those flaws do not make an unwanted appearance, and we are left with a fascinating story of loss, lone ...more
This is a tale written close to home, I think, one of love, hate, failure and redemption, and the richness—the realness—of it all shines through even the darkest moments of the story. And it's plenty dark.
There were a couple part ...more
"Iron Butterflies Rust" is an excellent introduction to his striking prose, wonderfully written characters, and truly original ideas.
When Frank Gunn's wife pulls his pistol from his waistband at a local carnival, trying to protect an eight-year-old boy named Jeremy Chambers from his seemingly crazy pistol-wielding father, the whole situation turns bad. Real bad. Three years later, Frank, his wife Tanya, the Chamberses, and the chil ...more
This was a quick little read about the horror of an event which four people cannot escape.
Frank has been dealing with the accident involving a young boy with the same name as his own son for a long while and the man who started it is about to get out of prison. Suddenly things begin to happen to Frank - a mysterious visitor in the night, people go missing, plots around every corner. He only recognizes the truth when it might be too late...
I enjoyed this book but found a few plot holes within th...more
Lee Thompson is the bestselling author of the Suspense novels A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS (August 2014), IT’S ONLY DEATH (January 2015), and WITH FURY IN HAND (May 2015). The dominating threads weaved throughout hi ...more