Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin was my local book club’s October pick. We went out to dinner last week instead of meeting in our usual Starbucks room. So while we were supposed to discuss the book, instead catching up, babies, margaritas & tacos took precedence. Oh babies for sure as I’d brought L & Z with me & TWO other ladies in our group are currently pregnant with twins. Crazy exciting right?!

See why we didn’t get much book talk in? But I think the consensus was that we all enjoyed Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. The title is based on the childhood way to spell Mississippi, the setting of the present day novel about two men, Larry & 32, & how their lives have intertwined through the years.

It’s a crime drama that had me at the edge of my seat as I read it on the Kindle while pumping. It wasn’t scary but definitely was suspenseful. I was rooting for the two main characters the whole time in a way that made it hard to put the Kindle down.

And unlike some of the novels I’ve recently read, I actually liked the ending. I thought Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter wrapped up well. I’ve never read anything else by Tom Franklin, but I enjoyed this book enough that I want to look into what else he has. I would definitely recommend Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter to the casual reader, book clubber, guys as well as women.