Monday, February 23, 2015
Black River, that I am blown away that this is a debut novel. Protagonist Wes Carver is a complex character and Hulse presents him with all the appropriate contradictions and consistencies. The Montana setting is presented with descriptive, often lyrical, prose. The relationships are often tense and Hulse gives just enough of the backstory to explain the dynamics. Finally, she offers a story about forgiveness and redemption that will touch many readers deeply. And she accomplishes all this in fewer than 250 pages. Readers who enjoy fiction with well developed complex characters are those most likely to enjoy reading this novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Black River from amazon.com.