The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin

The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin

The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin
Published by Cinco Puntos Press Format: eARC
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  THE DO-RIGHT

 

 

by 
Lisa Sandlin 

 

Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Date of Publication: October 27, 2015
# of pages: 306
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1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. Now, after fourteen years in prison, she’s out. It’s 1973, and nobody’s rushing to hire a parolee. Persistence and smarts land her a secretarial job with Tom Phelan, an ex-roughneck turned neophyte private eye. Together these two pry into the dark corners of Beaumont, a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced town dominated by Big Oil. A mysterious client plots mayhem against a small petrochemical company-why? Searching for a teenage boy, Phelan uncovers the weird lair of a serial killer. And Delpha — on a weekend outing — looks into the eyes of her rapist, the one who got away. The novel’s conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise, excitement, and karmic justice. Sandlin’s elegant prose, twisting through the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to friendship, compassion, and sexuality.
review
Crime thrillers are not usually my cup of tea, but sometimes it is good for the soul to read out of your comfort zone.
The Do-right is downright good. Delpha was dealt a bad hand, she should have never been sent to jail for killing her rapist. Her journey after she is released is one that can be met with empathy by the reader. You like Delpha, you are angry for her and you want justice.
Compelling characters, fast moving plot, interesting setting and dialog; this book keeps you wondering, thinking and hooked until the very last page.
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PRAISE FOR THE DO-RIGHT:
“Lisa Sandlin’s The Do-Right is something akin to a rusted nail through the foot: it’s dirty, it hurts, and it’ll have you jumping up and down—or possibly just on the floor. Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan are as lovable a duo as any in noir fiction.” — Joseph Borden, Killer Nashville
“When a critic praises a writer’s original voice, what does that really mean? In the caseof Texas native Lisa Sandlin, it means dog-earing page after page in her novel TheDo-Right, to reread particularly terrific passages or, even better, share them aloud . . .Check out The Do-Right, and see if you don’t find yourself reading passages aloudjust for the sheer pleasure of it.” – Shawna Seed, The Dallas Morning News
“Smashingly original.” — Jack Batten, Toronto Star
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Lisa Sandlin’s story “Phelan’s First Case” was anthologized in Lone Star Noir (Akashic) and was later re-anthologized in Akashic’s Best of the Noir compendium, USA Noir. The Do-Right, which uses the characters from that story, is her first full-length mystery. Lisa was born in Beaumont, Texas, currently lives and teaches in Omaha, Nebraska, and summers in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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