Saturday, March 12, 2016

Edge of Lost

 
From Goodreads:
 On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell—and believe—in order to survive.
 
From Me:
Starts out with a great 'tease' which makes you want to keep on reading and it wasn't until about halfway thru the book that I clued in on what the 'tease' might mean--then I just had to find out WHY!
A good story of friendship, family and how life can change in a moment.
I would recommend it.
3.7 stars

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That sounds like my kind of book! I'm curious about the "why" now too.

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds good! I love both settings and the figuring out the whys and what's makes this sound like a good read.

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you enjoyed this one. It's one I want to read too. The Alcatraz Dublin settings especially call my name. I remember touring Alcatraz years ago. I've always been fascinated by its history and stories surrounding it, whether fact or fiction.