I am so excited that Ravens is here! I was fortunate enough to have received an advanced reader copy (ARC) of this book by George Dawes Green, and I've been dying to talk with someone about this intense thriller.
Here's the mind-grabbing teaser: "The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State Lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives." Trust me...this is going to be one of the most intense-reads of...well...maybe not your life, but definitely your summer!
Two friends, low-level techie guys on their way to Florida, stop at a convenience store to fix a leaky tire. They learn that a local family has won the 318 million dollar lottery jackpot and they intend to squeeze the family for half the prize. Shaw McBride takes the family hostage while his pal Romeo Zderko patrols the nearby streets, prepared to murder the family's loved ones at any sign of resistance. With rapid switches of points of view, we get inside the heads of some of the most interesting and intriguing characters in fiction.
Shaw and Romeo may hold the Boatwrights hostage, but Dawes Green keeps the reader in his grasp and does not let go until the thrilling conclusion of this wild page-turner. In Ravens, the author, creates a cast of living-breathing-and flawed individuals. He also brilliantly breathes life into another main character - southern Georgia...we feel it...we smell it...we live it. (Please hurry up and read Ravens so that I can talk with someone about it!)
George Dawes Green is a brilliant novelist...a poet...a storyteller. He'll also be the featured speaker for the Grand Finale of our Adult Summer Reading Program on Thursday, August 13th at 7 p.m.!