Only the Truth by Pat Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I'd really like to give this 3 1/2 stars. This is the story about Billy Ray, an illiterate man who leads a simple life with Big Dog. (His character reminded me a lot of Forrest Gump.) One day he comes across a young girl near the train tracks who asks to go home with him. They live together in happiness for a couple of years until an old man moves in across the street, and then trouble and mystery ensues.
It's a compelling read that kept me hooked to the end. However, I had a few issues with the ending. It was like an episode of Law & Order that wraps up nicely after an hour. There was also a big plot point that was mentioned repeatedly throughout the book, yet in the tidy ending, this one point was never resolved. That was a little frustrating.
All in all, it was an enjoyable, quick read. I'd still recommend it.
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