Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Paul Robertson's Road to Nowhere ~ Reviewed
Road to Nowhere
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (April 1, 2008)
For years, Wardsville, North Carolina, sat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a peaceful small town. The kind of place where neighbors care for each other. But that's until unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town. Suddenly, this quiet town becomes torn in two, with everybody looking first to their own interests.and somebody willing to commit murder to make sure things go their way.
You know someone is a talented author when he can write a novel about a road and make it a page-turner. Paul Robertson has done just that.
A small county made up of small towns, mere blips on the state map, situated miles from everywhere else suddenly receives the possibility of a chance to connect, change and grow. A road. This opportunity lands in the lap of the county government members and the folks in their jurisdiction soon make their wishes and demands known.
Who is behind the road? Does someone feel strongly enough about it to kill? What is the right decision?
I read this novel with the same sense of wonder I felt watching the interactions of the 12 Angry Men. Road to Nowhere is a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts and triggers and behaviors of people caught up in a cause. It is also a finely crafted novel nothing like his other impressive work, The Heir.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer