I first reviewed this book on the DB-Review email list.
Certain comments made in this review are only relevant to that list.
I’ve finished this book and found it every bit as good as all the rest. Maybe even better than some in the series.
First NLS then my thoughts.
If you’ve been questioning this series I hope, you’ll read my review.
I’ll warn you, I’ve been called a realist many times in my life and I’d have to say that’s an accurate description of me.
So, if you’re put off by that or if you’re easily offended by the truth you might want to skip this all together.
Robicheaux: a novel DB 90035
Burke, James Lee. Reading time 11 hours, 52 minutes.
Read by Jack Fox. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Subjects: Suspense Fiction ; Mystery and Detective Stories
Series: Dave Robicheaux novel volume: 21
Description: Two years after his beloved wife, Molly, is killed in a car accident, semi-retired sheriff’s detective Dave Robicheaux realizes the murder he is investigating is that of the man who was responsible for Molly’s death. And hungover Robicheaux can’t remember if he killed him. Violence and strong language. 2018.
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First let me say that the way this author draws his characters is wonderful.
They are lovable, reality based, in a word human.
Dave Cletus and Sharif Swallow make no bones about who or what they are.
They simply live their lives the best they can trying to wade through not only the muck of their own haunted realities but the realities of the world in which they live, serve and protect.
In this book we see that Dave temporarily falls off the wagon.
We also get to watch as he climbs aboard once again and hangs on for dear life so as not to fall off and be run over by it.
We get to watch as Cletus who is in the mind of many a damaged freak to be despised, takes on the world of social workers and falls in love with one only to have her frightened away by violence all for the sake of an abused boy caught in the grip of not only a damaged system but the sick violent hands of a father who should be “Taken off the map.”
To the reader who mentioned that Robicheaux finds himself drunk too many times and who loses too many wives, well let me say this.
Yes, Dave gets drunk sometimes, anyone who thinks those who are in “Recovery” never fall onto their faces, and fall hard well, let me just say those who are sober for 25 and 30 years without any slippage are few and far between.
To pretend that addiction is anything but nasty gritty and rough is to be in a world of unreality.
Also, there are many real persons who are of similar nature who have been widowed multiple times.
Anyhow, I loved this book and if Burke decides to write another I’ll be reading it, and quite possibly might be willing to use my closely guarded audible credits to do so.
I’d love to hear what others who have read this book have to say without spoilers of course so those who haven’t gotten this far won’t have it ruined for them.
Happy reading everyone, and blessid be.
Patty L. Fletcher
Self-Published author and Owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing
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