Do you enjoy cross-genre books? I love them. Usually you’ll get a mix of a couple of genres—maybe some horror crossed with a thriller or dark romance. But this book! Oh, my! Thunder Road by Colin Holmes opens as a western. Our leading character is out on the range just outside of Fort Worth watching for cattle wranglers. Yep, we have a western; it appears. After some action, we enter some noir detective territory (a genre I genuinely want to read more of after this book, I’ll add!). Enter some characters from the mob, and sci-fi. Really? Yes! But wait, there’s more! We have a little romance brewing as well. Too much? One would think. But no! This book ties it all together brilliantly! How, I don’t know. I only know that I found it entertaining from start to finish.
The story takes place right after World War II in the 1940s. Our main character, Jefferson Sharp is having a rough time getting his footing with a job and his wife after returning from the War. Through a few well-connected friends, he ends up on a wild mission in search of a missing Army Major. Sharp’s long-time friend, Veronica (Roni), is along for the ride. I adored Roni as much as I did Sharp. The characters were all well developed and pulled me into the story.
I can’t possibly say enough about this book. If I go on, I might give some of the major plotlines away. We don’t want that! Instead, I insist you go read this book for yourself! The only genre it seems to be missing is horror. We can’t have it all! But otherwise, there shouldn’t be a reason anyone would refuse to read it. I give Thunder Road five multi-genre stars! I’m thankful to Partners in Crime Tours for the book, which I received in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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Genre: Noir Mystery
Published by: CamCat Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780744304978 (ISBN10: 0744304970)
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