Paulette Jiles has written another amazing book on post civil war Texas. John Chenneville comes home to Missouri after a devastating head injury that left him hospitalized for over a year. Upon returning home he finds that his beloved sister, her husband and new baby have been murdered. Chenneville sets out on a journey to bring the killer to justice. Along the way he encounters all types of people trying to make their way in the world after the devastation of civil war. The author does an outstanding job of bringing these characters to life, the same as she did in News of the World.
Chenneville by Paulette Jiles, (List Price: $30, William Morrow, 9780063252684, September 2023)
Reviewed by Kathy Clemmons, Sundog Books in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida