Sunday, November 3, 2013

by Justin St. Germain

A few days after 9/11, Debbie St. Germain is murdered, presumably, by her fifth husband. He used her gun and shot off eight bullets. Her body was found in a trailer in a remote area of Tombstone, Arizona. For Justin and Josh (Debbie's sons), her death left them with many questions.
Justin spends the next ten years looking for answers by returning to the town of Wyatt Earp, meeting up with past stepfathers, looking into police records, talking to people who knew his mother.
Justin is a tremendous writer. His descriptions of the landscapes and towns in the west can be visualized in a second. The prose is gorgeous, raw, honest, and brave.
I hope that he puts out more books. This is talent not to be missed.
Very highly recommended.