Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My HomeThe Thrilling Follow Up To The Award Winning Bluebird, Bluebird Texas Ranger Darren Matthews Is On The Hunt For A Boy Who S Gone Missing But It S The Boy S Family Of White Supremacists Who Are His Real Target Year Old Levi King Knew He Should Have Left For Home Sooner Now He S Alone In The Darkness Of Vast Caddo Lake, In A Boat Whose Motor Just Died A Sudden Noise Distracts Him And All Goes DarkDarren Matthews Is Trying To Emerge From Another Kind Of Darkness After The Events Of His Previous Investigation, His Marriage Is In A Precarious State Of Re Building, And His Career And Reputation Lie In The Hands Of His Mother, Who S Never Exactly Had His Best Interests At Heart Now She Holds The Key To His Freedom, And She S Not Above A Little Maternal Blackmail To Press Her Advantage An Unlikely Possibility Of Rescue Arrives In The Form Of A Case Down Highway , In A Small Lakeside Town Where The Local Economy Thrives On Nostalgia For Ante Bellum Texas And Some Of The Era S Racial Attitudes Still Thrive As Well Levi S Disappearance Has Links To Darren S Last Case, And To A Wealthy Businesswoman, The Boy S Grandmother, Who Seems Concerned About The Fate Of Her Business Than That Of Her Grandson Darren Has To Battle Centuries Old Suspicions And Prejudices, As Well As Threats That Have Been Reignited In The Current Political Climate, As He Races To Find The Boy, And To Save HimselfAttica Locke Proves That The Acclaim And Awards For Bluebird, Bluebird Were Justly Deserved, In This Thrilling New Novel About Crimes Old And New

Attica Locke is a writer whose first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, a 2010 NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for an Orange Prize in the UK Attica is also a screenwriter who has written movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, Dreamworks and Silver Pictures She was also a fellow at the Sundance Institute s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

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  • Hardcover
  • 295 pages
  • Heaven, My Home
  • Attica Locke
  • English
  • 08 October 2018
  • 0316363405

10 thoughts on “Heaven, My Home

  1. says:

    Attica Locke s sequel to Bluebird, Bluebird is simply phenomenal, confirming her growing stature in the field of literary crime, although I do recommend reading the first in the series before reading this Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is feeling the threats and pressures of his previous actions, as his manipulative mother, Bell, blackmails him, a mother he has ambivalent feelings towards, it was William and Clayton who had raised him, but he feels an inner need to connect with Bell, even though Attica Locke s sequel to Bluebird, Bluebird is simply phenomenal, confirming her growing stature in the field of literary crime, although I do recommend reading the first in the series before reading this Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is feeling the threats and pressures of his previous actions, as his manipulative mother, Bell, blackmails him, a mother he has ambivalent feelings towards, it was William and Clayton who had raised him, but he feels an inner need to connect with Bell, even though she is taking him for a ride His marriage to Lisa seems to have got on track again, at the price of counselling and his move to a desk bound role in the ABT Aryan Brotherhood of Texas taskforce run by Lieutenant Fred Wilson In Jefferson, a 9 year old boy, Levi King, is out at night in a ramshackle craft on Lake Caddo, frightened that he will never make it home Levi is far from being an angelic child, his father is the notorious Bill King, the head of the ABT, serving time in prison.An apparently reformed Bill is worried about Levi s disappearance, and that little effort has been made to find him Wilson sees an opportunity to gain valuable intel on the ABT as he dispatches Darren to nearby Jefferson, with its main industry of a tourism reselling its antebellum glory days that hadn t gone down well with black people the first time round Old Hopetown is a dying community of blacks and Native American Indians that have lived and supported each other on land owned by the elderly Leroy Page, a community facing constant harassment and abuse from white supremacists living in their trailers Levi s mother seems convinced her son is with his rich and powerful grandmother, Rosemary King, a woman intent on freeing her son from prison but with little interest in Levi On the assumption that Levi is now dead, Page is charged with his murder even though there is no body In a Jefferson that is a snake pit of thieves and liars, Darren is made to feel less than welcome, the locals feel free to abuse and behave disgracefully towards him, but he is convinced Levi is alive and sets out to find him with the hope this will alleviate the problems he is facing Locke sets the novel in the immediate aftermath of Trump s election and a Texas in which the repercussions are being keenly felt by a despairing Darren amidst the rising tide of homegrown terrorists, racial violence, intimidation, abuse and killings He has little expectation that the situation can be dealt with, unlike his boss, prior to the new administration taking over, there are just too many of them, an ever growing tribe of emboldened racists crawling out from everywhere and anywhere, both overt and covert In an atmospheric, richly detailed, and well researched narrative, Locke takes us into the troubling state of small town America and Texas on the cusp of a Trump presidency, presaging much of the horror we have since seen unfold in the nation Amidst this background, the complex mystery of Levi, and Jefferson engages and absorbs, while the flawed Darren proves to be an excellent central protagonist struggling to keep hold of a firm sense of his own identity Superb storytelling that I recommend highly Many thanks to the publisher for an ARC

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE This is the second in the series about Texas Ranger Darren Matthews, the follow up to the hugely successful Bluebird, Bluebird , the Hwy 59 series.This book is every bit as good as the first It combines mystery with some family drama and historical myth and facts about East Texas Darren is back on the job as a Texas Ranger but he has been tied to his desk He has been continuing his investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, often referred to as the ABT trying to NOW AVAILABLE This is the second in the series about Texas Ranger Darren Matthews, the follow up to the hugely successful Bluebird, Bluebird , the Hwy 59 series.This book is every bit as good as the first It combines mystery with some family drama and historical myth and facts about East Texas Darren is back on the job as a Texas Ranger but he has been tied to his desk He has been continuing his investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, often referred to as the ABT trying to find out the leaders captains and collect names of members and what they have been up to and are planning He agreed to the desk job to appease his wife who didn t want him on the road and gone from home for long periods of time An incident in the east Texas town of Jefferson has his superior requesting that he go to investigate There is a missing 9 year old boy, the son of a leading white supremacist, there is the feeling that there is a connection between the ABT and the child s disappearance Darren is an African American and again faces racism and prejudice in this small town What makes this book extremely interesting is the complicated threads between a group of Native Texas Indians who live alongside a group of African Americans in land surrounding Caddo Lake, there are also a group of ABT families living close by on this extended stretch of land I felt as if I could feel the racial tension and attitudes between them all.I had listened to the first book in this series but now reading the second I can appreciate eventhe brilliance of Ms Locke s writing Her descriptions of the town, the immense Lake and all of its hidden bayous had me completely immersed in the feel of the raw nature in this area and all of it s hidden secrets Inside the forest they were floating through, there was no sound beyond the tinkle of lake water against the sides of the boat, no world beyond Caddo Lake, Darren had never seen anything like it Darren uses all of his resources and wits to try to find the missing child, something had rooted his boots in place, some bits in this story that didn t add up, that played like Russian nesting dolls open one mystery and find another and another and another and another This is just what the reader will experience, so many mysteries, so many secrets, it was great I would highly recommend that you read the first book as this is in many ways a continuation of Bluebird, Bluebird We will continue to watch Darren as he struggles with his marital problems, drinking habit and whether he can rein in his natural instincts enough to work within the laws of the Texas Rangers I felt that I learned so much about the history of the area and the people who live there What a great mystery, masterfully written I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley.This novel is set to publish September 17, 2019

  3. says:

    Wow Talk about timely Darren Matthews has been working on a Texas Ranger task force investigating the Aryan Brotherhood But there s about to be a changing of the guard in Washington There s a real concern that the incoming Trump Justice Department might mistake the Aryan Brotherhood for some sort of honor guard What makes this interesting is that Darren s new investigation has him looking for the missing son of the head of the ABT The father is locked up in prison Oh, did I mention that Wow Talk about timely Darren Matthews has been working on a Texas Ranger task force investigating the Aryan Brotherhood But there s about to be a changing of the guard in Washington There s a real concern that the incoming Trump Justice Department might mistake the Aryan Brotherhood for some sort of honor guard What makes this interesting is that Darren s new investigation has him looking for the missing son of the head of the ABT The father is locked up in prison Oh, did I mention that Darren is black I really appreciated the first book in this series I do think it helps to have read book 1, Bluebird, Bluebird because there are definitely plot points that carry over I listened to Bluebird, Bluebird, so I don t think I really appreciated the power of Locke s writing Reading this book, it really awed me This is not your typical mystery Darren is a wonderful character, but I also appreciated the depth of others, like Greg and Marcus This story moves along at a good clip There are multiple themes here, but underlying all of them is the tense race relations of East Texas The history of the region is well researched and interwoven with the present day stories The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, which hopefully means there will be a third in the series My thanks to netgalley and Mulholland Books for an advance copy of this book

  4. says:

    Rating 4 shining East Texas starsThis is the second book in Attica Locke s Highway 59 series Her first book in the series, Bluebird, Bluebird totally blew me away with the plotline and the elegance of the writing in a murder mystery Heaven, My Home is a wonderful second addition to the series While I liked it a tiny bit less than the first book, this outing was just as thrilling as the first book.Chronologically, this book starts just little after the conclusion of Bluebird, Bluebird Rating 4 shining East Texas starsThis is the second book in Attica Locke s Highway 59 series Her first book in the series, Bluebird, Bluebird totally blew me away with the plotline and the elegance of the writing in a murder mystery Heaven, My Home is a wonderful second addition to the series While I liked it a tiny bit less than the first book, this outing was just as thrilling as the first book.Chronologically, this book starts just little after the conclusion of Bluebird, Bluebird African American Texas Ranger, Darren Mathews, is called away from his desk job to investigate the disappearance of a 9 year old boy that might be connected to the Aryan Brotherhood Darren s mother is blackmailing hm He has formed a tentative d tente with his wife Lisa His boss wants him to nail downcrimes tied to the Aryan Brotherhood ABT This needs to happen before the next President is sworn in The consensus is that the new Administration s Department of Justice pursuit of hate crimes will diminish Under these conditions, Darren enters the town of Jefferson, Texas and the secluded lakeside settlement of Hopetown Darren tries to track down Levi King, the missing 9 year old He also tries to figure out how to tiecrimes to the ABT In Jefferson, that shouldn t be too hard He is conflicted about the state of his marriage, and he s desperately trying to find the item that his mother is using to blackmail him As in the first book, his life is a bit of a hot mess, but at his core Darren always wants to do the right thing The right thing may not be the lawful thing, but it is always the just thing.There is plenty of action in this book The continued race relations issues encountered by the African American and Native American characters in this book were disturbing It is hard to believe that these things still go on today I do however believe it I loved that Caddo Lake and its history was actually a large part of the story I liked the time spent describing the lake and the cypress forests It is now some place that I d like to see for myself with the right guide.Occasionally it seemed that there was too much going on, and it took too long to get to the main core of the story That is why I m knocking off one star in my rating I d gladly recommend this to anyone who enjoys an intelligent police procedural mystery This one has a flawed main character you can t help but to root for I am eagerly waiting the publication of the third book in this series In order to get the fullest enjoyment of this series, I d recommend starting with Bluebird, Bluebird It s not absolutely necessary, but the nuances in this book will be better understood if you read the series in order Thank You to NetGalley the publisher, Mulholland Books and the author, Attica Locke, for providing a free e ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    Heaven, My Home picks up a short time after the conclusion of Bluebird, Bluebird with Texas Ranger Darren Mathews back to work after his suspension is lifted but this time behind a desk He s trying to make things right with his wife and has chosen to stay off the road while working to put together a federal case against the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas It s not just the desk job and his fragile marriage stressing Mathews out these days His own mother is now blackmailing him after finding Heaven, My Home picks up a short time after the conclusion of Bluebird, Bluebird with Texas Ranger Darren Mathews back to work after his suspension is lifted but this time behind a desk He s trying to make things right with his wife and has chosen to stay off the road while working to put together a federal case against the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas It s not just the desk job and his fragile marriage stressing Mathews out these days His own mother is now blackmailing him after finding a damning piece of evidence in the case that had him on suspension in Bluebird, Bluebird In the midst of his personal drama, Mathews is called to investigate the disapperance of nine year old Levi King in the small lakeside town of Jefferson Levi s father is a key player in the Aryan Brotherhood and he s currently serving hard time It s possible someone has taken his boy to get to him but when Mathews arrives in town, he findsthan a few complicated layers to peel back and local history that has impacted several generations on Caddo Lake.Locke has crafted yet another intricate and compelling crime novel in the Highway 59 series The country noir vibe is still strong, there are multiple plot points that are creating higher stakes, and I m just as invested in Mathews personal life as I am in his current case Locke skillfully describes racial tension and attitudes in Texas and how it drives Mathews personally and professionally.This is a series you definitely need to read from the beginning to understand the characters and ongoing plots I recommend it to readers who enjoy country noir, mystery, and crime.Huge thanks to Mulholland Books and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review Heaven, My Home is scheduled for release on September 17, 2019.Forreviews, visit www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com

  6. says:

    Attica Locke has come back with a bang in Heaven My Home The story is totally engrossing and you ll definitely have trouble putting this book down I finished it off in days Following Darren and all his troubles is fascinating There are excellent dialogues and character descriptions in small town life, along with history and mystery I highly recommend the Highway 59 series Read Bluebird, Bluebird first though.

  7. says:

    Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is back and inthan a little trouble of his own making Struggling personally with his relationships with his mother and his wife, Darren is unhappy with his job to appease his wife he agreed to take a desk job and his life generally When a new case arises in East Texas, he happily heads back out into the field to attempt to gather evidence against a known White Supremist, a leader of the Texas branch of the Aryan Brotherhood Darren is a tortured soul occas Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is back and inthan a little trouble of his own making Struggling personally with his relationships with his mother and his wife, Darren is unhappy with his job to appease his wife he agreed to take a desk job and his life generally When a new case arises in East Texas, he happily heads back out into the field to attempt to gather evidence against a known White Supremist, a leader of the Texas branch of the Aryan Brotherhood Darren is a tortured soul occasionally a bit too tortured , but he makes a good protagonist Heaven, My Home builds a lot on Bluebird, Bluebird and leavesthan a few unresolved issues when it ends Locke is at her finest when describing the wilds of East Texas Caddo Lake, the town of Jefferson, and the uneasiness in which whites, blacks and Native Americans cohabitate there Her ability to place readers in Darren s shoes as he experiences racism in East Texas and even from his boss in Houston following the 2016 election is masterfully and skillfully done Race can be a tricky conversation in today s world, and I felt Locke helped me understand some issues I may not have previously thought about To me, that was the best takeaway from Heaven, My Home A small caveat for me as a Houstonian was her descriptions of the city early on I certainly live in a different city than she described.While Bluebird, Bluebird is still my favorite book of hers, Heaven, My Home is thought provoking and uncomfortable in a good way

  8. says:

    And I Need To Shout About This Book NowAs promised I inhaled the followup toBluebird, Bluebird Bluebird, Bluebird Heaven, My Home September 17 because I love Attica Locke and this is one of the best crime series being written And since BB had left that very clever twist, which I haven t been able to stop thinking about, I desperately needed the next book Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is back, starting basically where the last book left off, and his decisions and lack of decisions have come ho And I Need To Shout About This Book NowAs promised I inhaled the followup toBluebird, Bluebird Bluebird, Bluebird Heaven, My Home September 17 because I love Attica Locke and this is one of the best crime series being written And since BB had left that very clever twist, which I haven t been able to stop thinking about, I desperately needed the next book Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is back, starting basically where the last book left off, and his decisions and lack of decisions have come home to roost He also has a new case, a missing young boy, in a town brimming with racial tension Locke is brilliant at creating tense mysteries where the setting is as alive, and important, as the characters without distracting but rather enhancing the mystery element You get history, a great mystery, smart twists, rich characters, and a deep exploration of the justice and injustice system of our country I can t wait for the FX series adaptation of these books there so much to explore And in case it wasn t obvious, if you re a fan of Locke s this is so worth the prebuy, or making sure your library is purchasing it so you can get first on that list And if you ve yet to read Locke, she s one of the best crime writers so chop chop from Book Riot s Unusual Suspects newsletter to come BUT for now Attica Locke is one of the best crime writers.This is one of the best crime series being written If you loved Bluebird, Bluebird get thee on your library list or pre order nooooooow If you like mysteries that make the setting as important as the characters this is a must read

  9. says:

    Heaven, My Home is the second in this excellent series by Attika Locke This mystery is set in Texas and features Darren Matthews, an African American Texas Ranger This one focuses on the disappearance of a 9 year old boy, who is the son of a convicted white supremacist Darren gets involved in the investigation because this might be the opportunity to getinformation about a white supremacist group But his own emotions and sense of what s right and wrong become complicated when the main Heaven, My Home is the second in this excellent series by Attika Locke This mystery is set in Texas and features Darren Matthews, an African American Texas Ranger This one focuses on the disappearance of a 9 year old boy, who is the son of a convicted white supremacist Darren gets involved in the investigation because this might be the opportunity to getinformation about a white supremacist group But his own emotions and sense of what s right and wrong become complicated when the main suspect is an older African American man Locke doesn t shy away from complex contemporary politics and issues, and she delves into the complexity without being pedantic or didactic in other words, Locke assumes her readers are intelligent and interested in the world one of my favourite kinds of mysteries It s worth reading 1 before reading this one, because Darren s moral and emotional struggles carry through from book 1 to book 2 I sure hope there s a 3 on the way.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me access to an advance copy

  10. says:

    When I think of Attica Locke, I think of well crafted thrillers, fully drawn settings, complex stories that tap into the world we live in I usually race through her books but I was in a bit of a different mood as I read HEAVEN, MY HOME I went slower, I took longer, and I realized that I have been selling Locke way short on her actual writing Her prose is right up there with the best crime writers we have, and I am penitent She is absolutely one of the best crime writers in America I d put h When I think of Attica Locke, I think of well crafted thrillers, fully drawn settings, complex stories that tap into the world we live in I usually race through her books but I was in a bit of a different mood as I read HEAVEN, MY HOME I went slower, I took longer, and I realized that I have been selling Locke way short on her actual writing Her prose is right up there with the best crime writers we have, and I am penitent She is absolutely one of the best crime writers in America I d put her in the top 5, easy and that was even clearer to me with this book than ever before.This book doesn t work as a standalone and you may want to do a quick refresh of BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD, because this book assumes you remember all of Darren s personal arcs from the last book There were a couple things I was a little fuzzy on, and my memory got better as I went on, but I would ve gotten adjusted earlier had I reminded myself of that Especially since it takes a bit for Darren to get into the new mystery of this book and we have a lot of that remaining business front and center.HEAVEN, MY HOME looks straight into white supremacy and de facto segregation, just like the last book It may look at it a little straighter, since it takes place right after the 2016 election Set in the town of Jefferson, a small town relying on a dying tourism industry, it isn t just about the tensions between white and black residents, but a small group of Native American residents who managed to avoid getting relocated to Oklahoma but who have lost their original tribal lands The plot is set in motion when a young boy disappears, whose father just happens to be a major figure in the Aryan Brotherhood Darren and the Texas Rangers see an opportunity to use the situation to drive a wedge between members and push for information But Darren gets muchthan he bargained for and quickly realizes that there isthan meets the eye all over this town.If you haven t read Attica Locke yet, please rectify that immediately

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