Read of the Week: ‘Edge of Dark Water’ by Joe R. Lansdale

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Hailed as a contemporary novel in the style of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Joe Lansdale’s new novel, “Edge of Dark Water,” offers a twisting tale not to be missed.
Four teenagers star in this gothic mystery of murder, money, and adventure. May Lynn’s dream of becoming a Hollywood celebrity is dramatically cut short when her dead teenage body is dredged up from the snake infested waters of the Sabine River.  In the shadow of her death, May Lynn’s friends Sue Ellen, Terry, and Jinx decide to take action. In an effort to make at least part of May Lynn’s dream come true, the band of strong willed youngsters hatch a plan to steal a raft and head downriver to catch a bus to Hollywood where they hoped to spread May Lynn’s ashes.  Only problem is, they need a raft and funding for their river adventure.   A clue leads them to a load of stolen cash enabling them to set off on an adventure of a lifetime.
Beaufort Branch Library manager Fran Hays says “pick this one for a dark and engaging journey not easily forgotten”.