Bluebird, Bluebird

A gripping American South thriller from the Orange-Prize-shortlisted author

Attica Locke
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The first novel in a thrilling, timely new series Highway 59, about the cost of justice in the American South.

‘In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke has both mastered the thriller and exceeded it. Ranger Darren Mathews is tough, honour-bound, and profoundly alive in corrupt world. I loved everything about this book’ – Ann Patchett

Highway 59 is the forgotten route that connects the backwoods towns across the state of Texas. It's a place that time - and justice - seem to have forgotten. But then, two bodies wash up in a bayou outside the tiny town of Lark in three days: a poor local white girl, barely nineteen, and a well-to-do African-American lawyer from Chicago.

Darren Mathews is a Texas Ranger on the brink of indictment. His marriage is failing and he's losing himself to the bottle - until he hears about the murders. There are no clear connections between the two victims, but as fear and paranoia begin to grow, the town's racial fault lines threaten to erupt. Unable to ignore his instincts, Darren risks everything on this last case. But the locals don't take kindly to a black Ranger asking too many questions, and Darren soon finds the target on his own back ...

The first in a blockbuster series set along Highway 59, history casts a long shadow in this high-stakes, small town thriller.

Author bio:

Attica Locke is a screenwriter who has written for Paramount, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, HBO and Dreamworks; she currently contributes to the hit show Empire. Locke's first novel Black Water Rising was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her most recent book, Pleasantville, was published in 2015. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781781257678
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: October 2017
Page Extent: 320
Format: Book
Subject: Fiction & related items

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