Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin Mississippi in the 1970’s was still rife with racial and class strain. For a short time Larry and Silas were unlikely friends. When a young girl disappears after going to a drive-in movie with Larry, he is the prime suspect in her disappearance. He never admitted to anything. As the reader moves forward 20 years another girl disappears under similar circumstances and Larry once again falls under suspicion. Silas is now the local constable, so their short lived friendship comes to the forefront as they both confront their pasts.

Although the book is a mystery, the story of small towns and friendship was what appealed to me.