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Natchez Burning

[a Novel]

Iles, Greg

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Natchez Burning
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Penn Cage must investigate when his father, a beloved family doctor and pillar of the community, is accused of murdering Violet Davis, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062335869
0062335863
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0062311085
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0062311077
Characteristics: 791 pages ;,24 cm

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One of my favorite authors but I struggled through this one. Far too much detail that made the story drag. It should have been a fast paced exciting story but instead the good parts lost their punch due to an unnecessary ongoing history lesson.

Have read everything written by this author. Took me a minute to reconnect with the characters. Good story, but 50 pages too long.

Jul 07, 2014
  • eptierney rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My first Greg Iles. Shame on me! Brilliantly plotted and written. Heartbreaking reminder of events of fifty years ago. Having to wait two years for the next two installments motivates me to stay healthy. Would hate to miss them. :)

I would have to give this book a mixed review. Yes, it is very long and somewhat repetitive and drawn out. I understand that there will be two more in a trilogy - maybe that is why I found the ending not particularly satisfying - paving the way for future books to resolve the loose ends. Some of the events from the early days are very unsettling but people need to be aware and this certainly does create an awareness of those times. The book is very well written and readers are drawn in almost from page one. I will read the next two.

Jun 17, 2014
  • thayes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love, Love, Love Greg Iles, so glad he's finally writing again. Read this book in just a couple of days, then got my husband hooked too. Can't believe we have to wait till NEXT YEAR for the next installment!

Jun 16, 2014
  • ats45 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So glad Greg Iles is writing again. Couldn't put the book down. Lots to think about re the issues of the 60's.

i almost gave up around page 280 , then kept going. too many characters and names. but i think it is getting better. on page 320 now.

Jun 06, 2014
  • Dazio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book, a true thriller. I found it hard to put down. Iles has you wanting to get into the book and kill the bad guys.

May 31, 2014
  • nannerl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, well worth the wait.

May 30, 2014
  • Sgillich rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A searing tale of racial hatreds and redemption in the modern South. I look forward to the continuing saga.

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May 30, 2014
  • Sgillich rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

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May 30, 2014
  • Sgillich rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Nothing frightens me more than the faith in my daughter’s eyes. How many men deserve that kind of trust? One by one, the mentors I’ve most admired eventually revealed chinks in their armor, cracks in their façades, and tired feet of clay—or worse.”

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