Brian Panowich burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2015, winning awards and accolades from readers and critics alike for his smoldering debut, Bull Mountain. Now with Like Lions, he cements his place as one of the outstanding new voices in crime fiction.
Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff ...more
before sitting down to write this review, i wanted to verify how long it had been since Bull Mountain came out, and according to goodreads, i finished reading b.m (heh) on january 19, 2015, and i finished reading THIS one on january 19, 2019.
THAT'S WEIRD, RIGHT?
it’s a shame about all those years in between, but i gotta say- this sequel was absolutely worth waiting for.
i really liked Bull Mountain, but ...more
Love the deep red cover by the way.
The Burroughs family has lived on Bull Mountain for generations, but in the present time, his brothers are both gone, as is his father. His mother hasn’t been in his life for as long as Clayton can remember. The generations of men that came before him were mo ...more
Back to Bull Mountain in North Georgia, revisiting scars, goiters, and red Solo cups of hooch and sweet tea. Scabby Mike is here, and Coot Viner, as is a skinhead by the name of Nails McKenna. There is business to attend to, and some question as to who has the loudest say-so about it. This is a follow-up to the excellent Bull Mountain, so I don't want to wade into spoiler territory for those who have not yet read that one. Just that fami ...more
1500th review. That’s
Was this one as good? No
Is it still worth it? Totally
The story is set a year after the events of Bull Mountain. The family legacy of the Burroughs clan has pretty much ended. Clayton is not the man that he was in the first book. And let's be honest, for me the whole first half of this book pretty much had me not liking him in the least. AND I don't mean t ...more
We're back at Bull Mountain with Sheriff Clayton Burroughs now the only surviving family member of "deddy's" old fallen blood-thirsty clan....and he wants no part of reviving it. Still ailing from past injuries and feeling responsible for all that has gone wrong in his world....including problems with his marriage, Clayton dulls his pain with drink and visits to his family's gravesite....until threats aimed at his wife and baby son bring him...more
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
He has dipped back into the booze while wallowing in self-pity and shame, barely trying to hold on the best he c ...more
Even better than the first book.
And THIS ENDING! (again) I bet, you won't see it coming!
An awesome source material for a gripping thriller movie.
But very brutal, just letting you know.
Avevo adorato il primo. E ho sempre detto che non ha avuto il grande successo che meritava.
Questo secondo a mio parere è pure meglio.
Più asciutto e ansiogeno. Assolutamente circolare.
Crudo al punto giusto, avvincente e intrigante.
L'ho davvero divorato.
Un thriller dal sapore western, senza esclusione di colpi.
Figure femminili al top. Una meglio dell'altra.
Kate in primis.
Clayton, meno bacchettone e molto più umano, è il protagonista perfetto di questo ...more
All of the things that I loved about Bull Mountain were here again in Like Lions. The quality of the writing is so great. The characters are real and interesting and compelling. I want to know what's going ...more
This book had everything, and I loved how it all ended, it was quite shocking. The prose, the authenticity, the unstoppable conflict on ev ...more
In the foothills of McFalls County,
“Clayton had defined himself as a good Sheriff—a good man and husband. The only good son born of a crooked tree.”
A place ruled by fear before and continues to try emerge.
The tales starts with a robbery pulled off by
“dumbest shit-bird this side of Bear Creek”
One adversary a member of the Viner clan said,
“Deddy will rain fire down on this place like you ain’t never seen. You know ain’t nobody up here got the juice no more to stop u ...more
The only bad thing is not knowing what Panowich will do next, and if we have to wait two years again.