This is the second book of the Natchez Burning trilogy. Check out my review of the first book, Natchez Burning. Mayor Penn Cage is back with his journalist fiancee Caitlin continue to try and hunt down KKK members that committed civil rights crimes in the 60s, but also to find Penn's father Tom. Tom has been on the run since he was convicted of murdering his ex-employee and former lover. As a doctor, it's possible that Tom assisted her with end of life but no one knows the answers except Tom and he refuses to talk. Caitlin focuses on trying to find the Bone Tree, which she is unsure whether is myth or really exists. It is rumored that the Double Eagles (a faction of KKK members) have killed many people at this tree. Additionally, there were indications that the Double Eagles may have been involved with the JFK assassination and FBI agent John Kaiser is interested in getting to the bottom of this; perhaps more so than the cases Penn and Caitlin are looking in to.
This is another behemoth of a book at 800+ pages. That makes this series 1,600 pages so far with an expected 800+ pages to complete it. And yet those 800 pages feel like they just fly by because you get so engrossed in the story. Again, this book takes place over the course of a very short period of time but it's jam-packed with action. There's nothing that didn't fit or felt unnecessary.
The twists in this book were even more unexpected than the last one, which I live for in books like this!
I am super excited for the last book in the series! I can't wait to see how Iles will wrap this trilogy up.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for letting me be a part of this tour. You should definitely consider purchasing this book! Buy from HarperCollins
First Line: "Tonight death and time showed me their true faces."
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