Intelligence. J. Robert Lennon cast his prose hook into me within a few paragraphs of opening his literary thriller titled, Broken River, and I remained attached as he played out the plot with great skill. I appreciated the many ways in which Lennon respected the intelligence of a reader throughout the novel. Much of the action is set at a modest home that was the site of a double murder. Lennon creates a consciousness that becomes an omniscient narrator and an observer of what happens in and around the house. Lennon introduces an interesting cast of troubled characters who he treats with humor, violence and great psychological insight.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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