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Blood Land

The goal of a review is to express an opinion in the hope that others may find the information useful. Would I recommend this book? Yes, without question or reservation. The characters are memorable, and the action will keep you turning the pages. I freely admit to getting less than two hours sleep the other night, and during a workweek I might add. Overall, it’s a great read and I think you will enjoy it.

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Crime’s an ugly constant in the big city. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core. When billions of dollars in natural gas rights hang in the balance and the town’s top law officer’s wife is slain by her own blood, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty. In the tradition of Dennis LehaneTony Hillerman and James Lee Burke, Guthrie’s sparse, haunting storytelling compliments his talent for creating richly-drawn, unflinching law officers with human frailties and a sense of justice.

Book Reviews
I have been really looking forward to reading this book for a long time now. When I was sent a professional ARC copy of this book by the author, I was most happy. I was asked to give my most honest review of the book, so here I go. After having read R.S. Guthrie's two other books, I thought that he couldn't write a better book, since those two books were amazing. I was wrong. This book is a masterpiece. Really. Trust my words. I have read lots of books along my life, so I know when a book is a winner. And this book IS a winner. This book has been a delightful surprise, since it is different to the rest of books already published by this author. A thriller based on a small village in Wyoming. It is a book that will keep you turning the pages till you reach the end. I read it in one seating, I simply couldn't stop reading. I needed to know what was going to happen next, and then next, and then there was something else that hooked me even more. That's when you can say that a book is a GOOD book. Sheriff Pruett thinks that he cannot live in a quieter and more peaceful town in Wyoming, but a terrible event will prove him that life is not that easy. Trying to solve a murder case while fighting his inner demons at the same time, Sheriff Pruett will uncover a tangle of secrets and terrible things from the past, things that will shake his whole world. Odd relationships, family problems, greed, land issues, and murder will revolve around Sheriff Pruett's world, making everything dangerous around him and the people related to him. A very clever plot, it will keep you pinned to your chair till you finish reading, thanks to the different plot points being revealed at very well chosen times along the narration of the events, and thanks to the totally unexpected twists in the story. There are enough twists as to make you gasp, shudder, and exclaim "really?", or all at the same time. Get immersed in this amazing story and let it lead you in an incredible travel through the darkest secrets of the West, where things like greed, racism, and family fights can lead to darker stuff. While reading this book, you can feel that the author really loved writing it. You can feel it. You can feel how he caressed and cradled every single word before putting them to lay down on the pages. Really, this book is too good as to be properly reviewed by me. So I am not going to tell more about why this book is a masterpiece, because it IS a MASTERPIECE. Just get your copy and check by yourself. You won't be disappointed. I can assure you that you have a winner in this book.
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The goal of a review is to express an opinion in the hope that others may find the information useful. Would I recommend this book? Yes, without question or reservation. The characters are memorable, and the action will keep you turning the pages. I freely admit to getting less than two hours sleep the other night, and during a workweek I might add. Overall, it’s a great read and I think you will enjoy it.