The Bright Lands
Excuse my French here, but THE BRIGHT LANDS is one scary-ass book. Think Friday Night Lights rewritten by Stephen King. Set in where else but high-school-football-obsessed Texas, the story revolves around the brutal murder of the Bison's quarterback. When his brother comes back for the funeral, the homophobic culture of his hometown seems to have frightened and irreparably harmed more than just him. It's filled with sexy, homoerotic tension and builds to a nail-biting finish. Leave the lights on while you read or listen at https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781488208447. The print copy is available now. Recommended by Kelly.
A Library Journal Best Winter/Spring Debut 2020
"Marks the debut of an already accomplished novelist." --John Banville