Lonesome Point by Ian Vasquez

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



Different as they are, the Varela brothers are bound by a decades-old secret surrounding the events of one long-ago night during their childhood back home in their native Belize. Today Patrick is the Miami-Dade County commissioner and a probable candidate for mayor of Miami, while his brother, Leo, a sometime poet and mental health worker, spends more time getting high than anything else. Still, they’ve both been struggling for years to completely sever their ties to their father, his illegal businesses, and his secrets.

But those years quickly vanish the moment an old friend recently released from prison asks Leo to release a patient from the mental hospital where Leo works. He calls it a favor, but the threat is clear to Leo, Patrick, and---more dangerously---the men with a stake in Patrick’s political career. The request sets off a chain of events destined to lay bare once and for all the truth about what happened that night, and maybe even to pit brother against brother in their efforts to finally set things right.

Moody, atmospheric, and evocative, Lonesome Point showcases the distinct and rhythmic voice that makes Ian Vasquez a unique talent among today’s crime writers.


About Ian Vasquez

See more books from this Author
Ian Vasquez received his MFA while working on a psychiatric ward and counseling at-risk high school students. Raised in Belize and now a copy editor at the St. Petersburg Times, he lives with this family near Tampa Bay, Florida. This is his second novel.
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Lonesome Point

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Blackmail and buried secrets pit two brothers against each other.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Lonesome Point

Reviewing the Evidence

[ Home ].

| Read Full Review of Lonesome Point

Tampa Bay Times

That may not be cheating, but it doesn't make Leo any more coherent, either, and it's Leo with whom we spend most of our time, while other, potentially more compelling characters — Freddy the hood, Bernard the thug with a conscience, and Patrick's wife, who used to be Leo's girl — languish in the...

Nov 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Lonesome Point

Reader Rating for Lonesome Point

An aggregated and normalized score based on 19 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review