I have read a few of Greg Iles novels and really enjoyed them but Natchez Burning is by far my favorite so far. From the first page I was completely hooked on the story and that’s saying a lot for a book that’s 800 pages. It literally flew by for me!
Natchez Burning features lawyer Penn Cage who is currently the mayor of Natchez. Things turn upside down for Penn when he receives a phone call informing him that his father Tom Cage, the town doctor, has been accused of murdering a black woman who had been his nurse way back in the 60’s. Penn refuses to accept that his father could have done such a thing. Everyone loves Tom Cage so Penn wants nothing more yan to clear his father’s name. This leads him on a dangerous journey into the past – forty years past – into a time where the Double Eagles, a KKK crew, wreaked havoc and still do in present time.
Natchez Burning is the first in a trilogy and, as a clue to how much I’m enjoying it – I’ve already flown through the second book, The Bone Tree, as well. The book is definitely a page-turner and suspenseful at all the right times with great characters.
I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by David Ledoux and he does a fabulous job. This audio is 35 hours and there was never a moment where this narrator didn’t bring the story alive. My review for the second book, The Bone Tree, will be up towards the end of September so keep a look out for it.
A 5 star listen for me – I loved it!
Other stops with TLC Book Tours
Add to your Goodreads List
Author links: Website, Facebook, Twitter
Buy: HarperCollins, Amazon, B&N
Source: Review copy received from the publisher in turn for an honest review. Audiobook library copy. No compensation was received.