I needed a refresher before digging in to the second installment (which I didn't decide until I was ~25% in to the sequel—oops!). I enjoyed it as much (at least nearly as much) as my first reading. I've restarted the sequel.
Good book but not so sure about the audio narration. I could always tell which people the narrator didn't like because she gave them aggressively annoying voices 😅
Shockingly I‘m the first to review this 2002 geology book on Big Bend National Park (far west Texas along the Rio Grande). The area is geologically bewildering. The book, a roadside geology, is crazy detailed but answered a lot of my questions. One lesson is that this area is far far more complex than I realized, the other is that geologists have actually worked a heck of a lot of this out. (Picture is mine)
This novel is about “... the ways race defined so much about Lark, Texas, especially in terms of love, unexpected, and the family ties it created.” (p. 289)
Darren Matthews, fighting suspension, returns to rural Texas and finds himself questioning his ongoing his role as a black Texas Ranger.
Great mystery, great twists. Texas becomes a character in the story. I‘m rushing out to grab Ms Locke‘s back list — the woman can really write!