Drift by Jon McGoran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Drift by Jon McGoran is a book that once you start it, you won't want to put it down. On the surface, it seems like many other cop thrillers in the bookstores. Detective Doyle Carrick is in hot pursuit of drug dealers, though his methods for catching criminals leads him to a suspension. On top of that, his mother and his stepfather die within weeks of each other, leaving Doyle to deal with their estate out in the middle of nowhere. Little does Doyle know that this small town has a lot of big secrets buried in the backyard.
He meets his neighbors and Frank's hired help. With Moose and Nola on his side, he starts to figure out just what is going on around town. While Doyle thinks it's a large drug ring, it ends up being much more than that.
This book differs from the typical thriller because it not only has the action and suspense and reader would expect, it also has a distinct message about legal and illegal drugs, farming, GMOs, pharmaceuticals and what regular people really don't know about all these industries. It is certainly a major twist in the story that compels you to keep reading.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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