Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#MMBBR #Review #LittleBoyLost by #JDTrafford #ThomasAndMercer


In a city divided and broken, this revelation will set it on fire…

Attorney Justin Glass’s practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn’t doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away.

Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body—and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated.

As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city’s forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.

First I loved the shorter chapters.  I was able to read this book quickly and took it with me everywhere because I could sneak in chapters here and there.  I just loved that aspect of the writing.  I am not one who can stop in the middle of chapters and when I do it drives me quite nuts.  Then you have the unputdownable story that kept me reading until the wee hours of the night.  It was paced in a way that caused me to buzz right through this book.  The characters are quite compelling and the story is one that kept my interest throughout.  I really thought this was a thoroughly engaging story that will please most readers.  There are a few F-words, which does not bother me at all when it adds to the story/character.  I am not easily offended, so this was not something that was off putting to me.  Great read and one that I recommend. 
Also, this book was a solid Kindle First pick.  

J.D. Trafford

J.D. Trafford is an award-winning author who has been profiled in Mystery Scene Magazine (a "writer of merit"). His debut novel was selected as an IndieReader bestselling pick, and his books have topped Amazon's bestseller lists, including Amazon's #1 Legal Thriller.

In addition to graduating with honors from a Top 20 law school, J.D. Trafford has worked as a civil and criminal prosecutor, an associate at a large national law firm, and a non-profit attorney for people who could not afford legal representation.

Prior to law school, J.D. Trafford worked in Washington D.C. and lived in Saint Louis, Missouri. He worked on issues of housing, education, and poverty in communities of color.

He now lives with his wife and children in the Midwest, and bikes whenever possible.


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