A psychological thriller in the vein of Kate Atkinson and Tana French that introduces Nola Céspedes, an intense and spellbinding protagonist
Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, catches a break: An assignment to write her first full-length feature. While researching her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in New Orleans. As Nola's work leads her into darker corners of the city, a singular narrative voice emerges, and an even more compelling question surfaces: Who is Nola Céspedes? Vividly rendered in razor sharp prose, this novel is a riveting journey of trust betrayed--and the courageous struggle toward recovery.
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Post-Katrina New Orleans provides the vivid backdrop for this uneven first novel, the first in a new crime thriller series from Castro (The Truth Book: A Memoir). In 2008, Times-Picayune reporter NolaMay 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Hell or High Water: A Novel
“Hell or High Water” (Thomas Dunn Books, $25.99) by Joy Castro is a psychological suspense thriller set in post-Katrina New Orleans.Jul 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Hell or High Water: A Novel
Nola finds herself in the middle of working the story when a new serial killer shows up on the New Orleans landscape.Jul 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Hell or High Water: A Novel
When your story is rife with "spanglo slanguage," it's a bigger deal because we know how hard it is for the mainstream lit world to accept "latino lit."El cabrón is dead and can't read the story and there's no doubt some Freudian slivers to this whole thing in my life and this post, but let's set...Dec 11 2016 | Read Full Review of Hell or High Water: A Novel
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