Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Thomas Mullen

Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Image result for darktown thomas mullenI took this book home on a recommendation of a borrower. It had me hooked at the first paragraph. Darktown, is a novel based around the 1948 induction of African American Police Officers. Set in the American South, eight young officers are soon frustrated at the restrictions placed on them. When a young girl is murdered on their watch, and the local white police force are not interested in pursuing it, two young black officers’ start their own investigations. Caught between the distrust of their own people and the dislike and resentment from the white officers, the book moves at a fast past. Be prepared to spend some time on this novel. You will not want to put it down until you finish.     
                   
Reviewed by Vicki

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