‘I woke up in a cold sweat, knowing for a definite fact that death was a teenage girl and that she had been standing silently by my bed during the night…’ Jim Beaudry, or Biscuit as he’s known, is a teenage boy trying to stay out of trouble. But trouble has a way of finding him. Especially after his cousin L.A. turns up on his doorstep to live with him and his Grandmother.
When one summer afternoon Biscuit and L.A. discover the body of a teenage girl in the Texas wilderness, an investigation begins that will put both of their lives in grave danger and bring the terror right into their home. This is a chilling thriller with some graphic details of gruesome murders and yet the detail of everyday life in Jim’s and L.A.’s home with Gram is so ordinary though brilliantly and beautifully portrayed. The murders are set against a backdrop of Jim growing up, finding first love, thinking about sex every living moment and yet Wright manages to weave effortlessly into the story issues such as wife abuse, incest, rape, belief in God and gun control.
A brilliant debut thriller which also has humour and engaging conversations between L.A. and Biscuit, though it’s not for the fainthearted!
I loved it…says Sheila O’Reilly