by Curtis LeBlanc
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add email@example.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 25 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 09 Jan 2023
A propulsive, fast-paced literary thriller that peels back the layers of small-town police corruption, drugs, and teen disillusionment to expose unlikely heroes and unexpected villains.
When two teens, Dallan and Hannah, attend the opening night of the infamous Sunsetter rodeo, they find themselves entangled in the suspicious deaths of their two closest loved ones. Driven by loss, rage, and their gut instincts for justice, they channel their grief and confusion into uncovering the criminal truth about their small town of Perron, a prairie community that has been long deserted by industry, leaving a ghostly emptiness of abandoned gravel pits, golf courses, and storefronts. They soon discover that Perron — with its population of bored and discontented youth, as well as police officers who are only looking out for themselves — is the ideal place for a mysterious and omnipresent drug trade to flourish. Soon enough, Dallan and Hannah are being tailed by Deputy Arnason, who has been tasked with protecting the reputation of the local police, even as his conscience screams in protest with every move he makes.
Equal parts crime novel and literary fiction, Sunsetter is an unflinching story about the opioid crisis, teen isolation, police brutality, and the fickleness of late-stage capitalism.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 29 members
I really appreciated that this book's villain wasn't a supernatural thing or something unexpected. It was a really well done story about real life problems that are still a problem today. The characters felt like real people and I was invested in what was happening to them. It was so well written and I enjoyed each page of it, it kept me invested in what was happening. Curtis LeBlanc has a great writing style and I can't wait to read more from him.
"Your boyfriend? Was he even your boyfriend? My best friend got killed by your so-called boyfriend—and you hardly even fucking knew the guy. He was gone all year with a goddamn carnival. Dallan’s voice is raised to a level she hadn’t imagined him capable of. She rises to meet him."