A Dark and Lonely Place by Edna Buchanan

“We belong together,” he said.
“Yes,” she whispered fervently in his ear. “We do.”
From Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan, the novel she has always wanted to write: the gripping saga of star-crossed lovers across generations. A century ago, when Indians and alligators roamed frontier Miami, the legendary John Ashley was accused of murder and sentenced to hang. He insisted he was innocent and went on the run with his sweetheart, Laura. Their crime spree lasted years longer and became far more deadly than the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde a decade later.
John Ashley and Laura Upthegrove became the most notorious, colorful, and compelling figures in Florida’s violent outlaw history. This is their true story of prison breaks, bootlegging, bank robberies, and piracy on the high seas. Their sensual and dreamy saga of love, passion, and violence is juxtaposed with the taut and suspenseful story of their fictional descendants who share the same love and dangers a hundred years later. In today’s Miami, Homicide Sergeant John Ashley investigates a millionaire’s spectacular murder and instantly recognizes a stunning model linked to the case as the girl who has haunted his dreams since childhood. Her name is Laura, and the lightning-fast attraction is supernaturally mutual.
The homicide case goes bad, Ashley is falsely accused of murder, and the new lovers go on the run as history repeats itself. The question is, how powerful is the past? Do the present-day renegades stand a chance? Does anyone? Can any of us with the outlaw patterns of violence and tragedy imprinted in our DNA ever break the cycle? Can we change our own destiny? Or must the end always be the same for dangerous people in dangerous times?
In a sweeping epic that explores the inevitability of fate and the belief in predestination, A DARK AND LONELY PLACE draws the reader into an unforgettable world of intrigue, drama, romance, and tragedy.
This is a recommendation only and not a review by me.

One thought on “A Dark and Lonely Place by Edna Buchanan

  1. Great review. Im waiting in anticipation for my copy I ordered after hearing an interview with Edna Buchanan on one of my favorite radio shows a few weeks ago. The show is great for anyone who reads a lot and host Elaine Charles is fantastic. I'm not sure where you are but the show is syndicated in 10 different cities, which you can always catch online in the archives at the show's website http://www.bookreportradio.com . I get a lot of ideas of what to read next from the show.


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