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The Line That Held Us by David    Joy
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc, first-to-read, fiction, grief, read-in-2018

This is a simple story told really well. Daryl Moody was illegally hunting when he accidentally shot and killed a man. Knowing the man's brother will come after him and his family if he finds out what happened, Daryl turns to his best friend Calvin for help. And nothing will be the same again.

The heart of this story isn't something that hasn't been told countless times before. However, it's effective because it really plays into the whole what would you do to protect yourself and those you love angle. The book doesn't have to depend on unreliable narrators, crazy plot twists, or whatever the latest trend in storytelling is because the basic premise is enough to keep you interested in the story.

Definitely recommend if you are looking for some good old fashioned storytelling but be prepared for a few graphic descriptions.

Thank you to First to Read for the advance digital copy! I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.
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Reading Progress

June 21, 2018 – Started Reading
June 21, 2018 – Shelved
June 21, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
June 21, 2018 – Shelved as: first-to-read
June 21, 2018 –
page 176
68.75%
June 22, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: grief
June 25, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018

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message 1: by Diane (new)

Diane Wallace Really nice review, Katie!


Katie B Thanks Diane!


Susanne Strong Great review Katie!


Katie B Susanne wrote: "Great review Katie!"

Thank you Susanne!


Melissa Great review, Kate. I agree . . . simple, but done so well; in typical DJ fashion. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.


Katie B Thanks Melissa!


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