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City of Forts

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A body in the basement is about to ruin Ricky’s summer.

"A haunting tale of death, love, and the American Dream on a US town's mean streets"
- Keith Nixon, author of the bestselling Konstantin series.

"A brilliant read that explores society and all its cracks. Jason Beech expertly balances the nostalgia of childhood adventures with the brutality of life in a very grown-u
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published April 15th 2018
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Tobin Marks
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jason Beech has written a compelling coming of age story, that, as so often happens when we were in our teens, blurs the lines between good and evil.
Ricky spends a fatherless summer trying to get away from his responsibility of watching his little brother, and spend time with his friends Liz, and Bixby. They've found an escape from the bleak realities of their lives in some abandoned houses. But evil, both seen, and unseen, lurk there, and try as they might, the friends start drifting apart unt
Brendan Gisby
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Children of the Wasteland.

It’s the decaying heart of America. A landscape of poverty, dysfunction and dereliction. A landscape that breeds violence and murder. A landscape that literally boils under a relentless summer sun. And somewhere within this baking wasteland a little gang of kids try to survive. They’re barely in their teens, but already they’re streetwise, courageous and honourable, qualities that are tested to the nerve-wracking limit in this gritty coming-of-age tale from a master of
Shervin Jamali
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beech has a unique writing style and it's on full display in this novel; his dialogue specifically is of interest and his love of the metaphor. The story is haunting and tension filled. And the nameless Town serves as its own character in the tale. I'm docking a star for the slow start that had me itching for the pacing to pick up, but once it did, it was a cracking good read and highly recommended. ...more
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