I recently finished the book, Bent Road: A Novel by Lori Roy.
This book was a lot of things all at once. It was a man comes back home and tries to redeem the past. It was a coming of age story for a teen age boy. It was a victim abuse story. It was so many things all at once. It was a murder mystery too. Here’s what Amazon had to say about it…
“For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve’s death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his Kansas past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and the same small town where Eve mysteriously died. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man’s curve. . . .On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt’s clothes; a boy hefts his father’s rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way.”
All in all it was a good book. Sometimes I wonder if too much was going on all at once but it was good. The story unfolds nicely though and being it was set in the late 60’s it’s believable. I did see that on Amazon they say that the book was sold for movie options. I can see Bent Road: A Novel making a good movie.