Flesh & Blood by Jerry McKinney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Flesh & Blood by Jerry McKinney should move to the front of your TBR list today. As with his other work, Mr. McKinney is able to stuff an entire novel's worth of entertainment into a very short amount of space. Told from the perspective of a young adolescent teen living in the sticks, this story does some wonderful things. Especially notable is the way it comes full circle from the opening scene to the closing.
There are no distractions as the editing is clean and the story reads very well from start to finish. I would highly recommend that you pick this one up today. It is a front runner for one of my favorite reads of the year and will be used as my benchmark for what other stories will need to do in order to impress me.