Books from the Backlog #256

Posted March 9, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #256Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 3, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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With a “knack for romantic tension and page-turning suspense, this one is a winner.” The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful New York Times bestselling novel by Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas (Booklist, starred review).

Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.
What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol’ boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and—now deputy—Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.

Includes a Reading Group Guide.

Why did I add Blind Tiger to my bookshelf?

I am a huge fan of Sandra Brown and have been for quite a few years. I didn’t hesitate to grab this book when it was offered to me by the publisher but for some reason, I just didn’t get to it. I really like that this book sounds a little different than her other books with its 1920s setting. I am going to set a goal of reading this book before she releases her next novel.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #256

  1. Oh yeah, having it set in the Roaring 20’s would make it a big temptation for me, too. Hopefully, you’ll love it when you get the chance.

  2. Oh I also love Sandra Brown and I missed this one completely, too many books and all that I guess. But it does look good and I did really love her other historicals
    Thanks for sharing

  3. I have had Sandra Brown on my TBR for ages but have yet to read anything by her and like you I can’t resist a 1920s setting! This looks like a good one!

  4. I don’t really read thrillers, but I have seen Brown’s books around. Seems very popular. I hope you get to it and enjoy it.

  5. I hope you get around to reading this. It sounds interesting. My ereader is full of books that keep looking at me with hopeful eyes, but there’s always a shiny new book out. I’d like to catch up with some of the older unread books.