Friday, September 14, 2018

Blood Highway by Gina Wohlsdorf

She's surviving on her own.  She goes to school, pretends to be a waitress so she can eat other peoples leftovers, does a little pocket pickin', anything to keep from bothering her crazy mother.  Then she comes home and finds her mother has committed suicide...

Algonquin Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published.

She finds out her father has been released from prison and that's why her mother killed herself.  She'd told her he was dead, so this is quite a surprise.  It's even more of a surprise when he shows up and carts her off with him.  She goes with him so he doesn't hurt the cop that has befriended her.

She finds out he intends to ask her where the money from the last robbery is hidden.  She knows nothing about the money.  

The farther she goes with him, the meaner he gets.  He kills two teenagers.  He shoots her friendly cop.  He even shoots his partner.  It's not looking good for her, but she doesn't give up.

Who's going to win, Daddy or the daughter?

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