Hell or high water a novel

6.52  ·  7,210 ratings  ·  339 reviews
hell or high water a novel

Hell or High Water (Nola Céspedes, #1) by Joy Castro

Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature. While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nolas work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, shes forced to face disturbing truths from her own past and is confronted with the question: In the aftermath of devastation, who is responsible for rebuilding whats been broken?

Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayed―and the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multilayered as New Orleans itself.
File Name: hell or high water a novel.zip
Size: 96274 Kb
Published 13.03.2019

Hell or High Water -- Official Movie Review

Hell or High Water book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayun.
Joy Castro

Hell or High Water

While investigating her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in the French Quarter. As Nola's work leads her into a violent criminal underworld, she's forced to face disturbing truths from her own past and is confronted with the question: In the aftermath of devastation, who is responsible for rebuilding what's been broken? Vividly rendered in razor-sharp prose, this haunting thriller is a riveting journey of trust betrayed—and the courageous struggle to rebuild. Fast-paced, atmospheric, and with a knockout twist, Hell or High Water features an unforgettable heroine as fascinating and multilayered as New Orleans itself. Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year.

Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. Title: Hell or High Water An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U. A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

His white father had always done his best to stand between him and the unconstrained racism they encountered almost every day. When she comes round, she offers to take him in. She has a small daughter called Dorcas, and her sailor husband has been married before, so she also has a stepdaughter, a tough, no-nonsense character called Letty. Challenges pile up for Caleb and his new family: constant racism from the locals, problems with the arrogant squire and his brutal steward. Before long, he and Letty find themselves unravelling a mystery that involves the exploitation of the poor and vulnerable by the rich and powerful — and murder. Their lives are threatened, but the biggest surprise for Caleb is what he finds out about his own origins. The pace is terrific, the plot having more twists and turns than your average five-season TV box set.

Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, finally catches a break: an assignment to write her first full-length feature.
shehar aur sapna 1963 full movie

See a Problem?

My decision was not deliberate, but it proved to be appropriate, with New Orleans herself playing a main character, and Katrina lurking as the villain who changed everything. The story of the city parallels the story of the human characters in Hell or High Water : men and women who have faced their own villains and came out violated, damaged, and scarred for life. Can they reach a stage of recovery, as perhaps New Orleans has, where those scars are almost medals, proof of courage shown and resilience proved from deep within? Hell or High Water gives me hope for both for the city and her inhabitants. Hell or High Water is a great book, not only for introducing me to New Orleans beyond her usual beignet and Bourbon Street confinements, but also for offering a realistic, moving, and deeply human story about trauma, resilience, and recovery. But that's not all: Hell or High Water is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, a page turner with so many twists and hidden clues and sudden light beaming down that I have already reread the whole thing, eager to find the early indicators of the great surprises launched by Castro at all the key points of the book.

.

.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Steffen F. says:

    Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

  2. Kelly P. says:

    Hell or High Water – Joy Castro

  3. Giovanna A. says:

    KIRKUS REVIEW

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *