Read by Kevin T. Collins
January 16, 2012 / ASIN: B006YEJVJM
Mystery/Noir / Audiobook (Unabridged)/ 7 hours, 40 minutes
by Jo Rogers
Town, Thompson revisits the area in Texas he introduced us
to in The
Killer Inside Me. He also resurrects the character of Lou
Ford, the deputy sheriff whom we met in The
Killer Inside Me.
The story centers
around David “Bugs” McKenna, a young man who was in
trouble more often than not. He couldn’t seem to help doing
the wrong thing at the right time or vice versa. He’d gone
to prison, and had just gotten out of the last of the three county
jails he’d been in since he’d gotten out of the state
pen. His biggest problem was his mouth, which was unarguably a loose
cannon with a sight firmly fixed on his foot.
When he landed
in Ragtown, an oil boomtown gone bust, McKenna knew he had to stay
out of trouble. So, when Deputy Lou Ford offered to help McKenna
find a job, McKenna felt he had to accept the offer. Now, he owed
Ford a favor, and that might not be a good thing. But he now had
a job as house detective for the Hanlon Hotel to find out who was
stealing from the hotel.
is a story typical of a lot of small-town areas in Texas and Oklahoma.
They are easily corrupted and all but impossible to clean up. The
plot is a dark thriller that pulls you in fast and never lets you
go. The language, while containing some profanity, isn’t riddled
with it, as some of Thompson’s books are. The sex is suggested,
not detailed. All in all, the book is well done. Listen to Wild
Inside Me [review]
Notes: Contains violence, profanity, sexual situations