It's time for another edition of The Sunday Salon

Back in 1972, in a town called DeClare, Oklahoma; a terrible and tragic act was committed. Two lives were lost….Gaylene Harjo and her son, Nicky Jack. Gaylene’s body was found stabbed to death but the strangest part of the whole situation was Nicky James. No one every found him. Everyone feared the worse had happened to Nicky James like his mother especially after his pajama bottoms were discovered by the river bank.

Thirty years have passed and everyone has forgotten. A stranger by the name of Mark Albright shows up in town. He starts asking questions about Gaylene and her son, Nicky James. The sheriff gets suspicious and checks into Mark. What the sheriff finds out about Mr. Albright will leave him speechless. So people don’t appreciate Mr. Albright coming into town asking his questions and opening wounds again. In fact you could say some people will go to the extremes to keep their secrets from being uncovered.

First off I have to comment and say that I thought Shoot the Moon was a pretty fine book. The characters heard my interest through out the book. One thing I thought that helped was the letters written back in the seventies that were put in almost every chapter at the end of the chapters. To me, what the letters did was to help build up the suspense or the story a little bit at a time. Shoot the Moon had me captivated to keep me reading till the very end. I can’t think of a single thing I would change about the book. If you have never read a book by Billie Letts then I feel sorry for you as you don’t know what you are missing. So if you don’t want to be left behind, pick up a Billie Letts’ book today.


Becky LeJeune said…
This is my favorite of hers. I, too, love the characters. I also loved the fact that it had a bit of a mystery to it, but was still a very Billie Letts book.
naida said…
I have a Billie Letts book on my TBR. I haven never read this author before, but look forward to it.
great review!
Table Talk said…
Interestingly, I've just started the new Kate Atkinson which also features a family where there has been a killing thirty years previously and a child who runs off. And, it too is turning out to be a very good book. We'll have to swap reads.
J. Kaye Oldner said…
I've heard lots of good things about this author. Great review. :)

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