Rich with evocative detail and emotional nuance… A page-turner.
Norman’s poignant latest follows a young man trying to face the ghosts of his past. It’s been sixteen years since Grady Locke has left his hometown of Burdock and young love behind to start afresh in the big city. When his estranged parents die a tragic death, Grady knows he has no option but to come back. But facing the memories of the past is not as easy as it seems, especially with Brenna, Grady’s ex-girlfriend, also back in town. Norman builds the tension by setting up situations full of psychological drama, and keeps the reader guessing as to Grady’s motivations behind his sudden departure. The push and pull between Grady and Brenna remain a constant undercurrent in the story, and Norman is excellent when it comes to exploring the pair’s inner turmoil. Readers will root for the couple all the way to the satisfying, heartening finale. Throughout, Norman gracefully weaves in themes of mental illness, trauma, trust, betrayal, longing, love, family, friendship, and the human desire for meaningful connection. The result is moving and memorable. Readers looking for a compelling small-town cozy will be greatly rewarded.
Bingo at the Legion
By Gregg Norman
Pub date October 30, 2021
Price $11.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition