Book Review: Lake Charles

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Lake Charles by Ed Lynskey
Genre: Mystery/Crime Drama
Published: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages: 188
 
Synopsis
Brendan Fishback coming home from a rock concert ends up the next
morning in bed with a corpse, his dead girlfriend Ashleigh Sizemore. He has no
idea how she died. But the local sheriff closing in targets Brendan as the prime
suspect for Ashleigh’s murder. Times is running tight.Going on a Lake Charles
outing with his twin sister Edna and best pal Cobb Kuzawa, Brendan mulls things
over.
That night when Edna turns up missing, Brendan and Cobb take off
to find her. Events heat up after they stumble on a well-guarded pot farm. Blood
spills in the violent clash. Staying one jump ahead of the local authorities and
an enraged drug cartel, Brendan picks up unexpected aid.
Cobb’s dad
Jeremiah is a decorated Korean War vet and ex-CIA operative who applies his own
rough ideas of justice. Veera Grant, a tough lady DEA agent working under cover,
also joins in Cobb’s quest for the truth.
My Thoughts
This is the 2nd book I’ve read, written by Ed Lynskey & I was not disappointed in the least. The plot, characters and the Smokey Mountains work perfectly together to weave this story of drugs, murder & kidnapping.
Brendan’s nightmare starts when he wakes up to find Ashleigh Sizemore, the girl he was with at a hotel, has died. She had talked to Brendan about killing someone off earlier in the evening. When Brendan calls police about her death, he is the prime suspect.
Being free to move about for the time being he heads off to Lake Charles with his twin sister Edna and his friend Cobb. While fishing Edna goes missing and the trip turns into a game against time to find Edna and clear Brendan’s name.
What they end up finding is a druggies paradise out in Lake Charles. Will they find Edna? Will Brendan be pinned for Ashleighs death?
I am usually not interested in this type of mystery, where drugs tend to be a big part of the story but I love how Ed writes, he draws you in and it was wonderful. I highly recommend this book. This book will be available for paperback purchase on June 28th, 2011. It is available for purchase now on the Kindle.

 

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  1. nonna ivana May 9, 2011 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Ciao Roseann!
    Reading is a great thing…I was a great reader, now I’ve no time!
    The theme is very hard, drugs, death…I’m old and…anxious!!!

    Have a lovely week!!!

    Hugs!!!
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