Monday, August 31, 2015

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke - 384 pages

In this standalone Locke explores the issues of race and guilt through the lens of time.  Caren Gray finds herself as an adult back on Belle Vie plantation where she was raised as a child.  She manages the popular historic venue for weddings and other parties.  The slave quarters on the property serve as a source of menace in her mind which is only increased after a murder occurs on the property.  This is a very atmospheric book that reads very visually.  I enjoyed the blend of the present and the past and how it shapes the characters.  A good suspenseful read. 

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