Going to try to get back to my book reviews. 2020 has thrown me for a loop. I, however, have not stopped reading just taken a break on book blogging. So now I have a LOT of catching up to do. 🙂
Just finished The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo. Thanks NetGalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing for allowing me to read this ARC. The publication date is November 11, 2020 so mark your calendars!
I have been slow to board the Nesbo train. This is only my second book I have read him. The first one I read was The Bat and I LOVED it!! The Kingdom was a little slow at first but definitely picked up.
Roy and Carl have spent their whole lives running from the darkness in their past, but when Carl finally returns to make peace with it, the two brothers are inexorably drawn into a reckoning with their own demons.
Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn’t wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town’s past come under new scrutiny. Soon powerful players set their sights on taking the brothers down by exposing their role in the town’s sordid history.
But Roy and Carl are survivors, and no strangers to violence. Roy has always protected his younger brother. As the body count rises, though, Roy’s loyalty to family is tested. And then Roy finds himself inextricably drawn to Carl’s wife, Shannon, an attraction that will have devastating consequences. Roy’s world is coming apart and soon there will be no turning back. He’ll be forced to choose between his own flesh and blood and a future he had never dared to believe possible.
This story has lots of twist and turns and ups and downs with these two brothers. They justify a lot of bad ideas but one thing that remains is they always have each others backs. This book is definitely worth putting on your TBR list.