Continuing my happy “discovery” of writer Larry Watson, during this coronavirus lockdown, I had a reader friend recommend that I next read “Let Him Go”, which was published in 2013.
Again Watson took me to the Dakotas and Montana in the past (1951) to tell the story of long-married George and Margaret Blackledge, still grieving their son James, who are now on a mission to recover their grandson from a neglectful mother and an abusive stepfather. Watson’s characters are so beautifully drawn, and their dialogue is so pitch-perfect, that as much is understood in the ellipsis as in their actual words.
Watson really brings the suspense in this story; I was at the edge of my reading chair!
Next up I’m going to read “Good as Gone” (2017) this Watson guy is great!
I just read that this is a movie in post-production to come out in the fall 2020! While I was reading it I kept thinking that it would make a great movie!