Monday, December 7, 2020

The Right Kind of Fool


Thirteen-year-old Loyal Raines is supposed to stay close to home on a hot summer day in 1934. When he slips away for a quick swim in the river and finds a dead body, he wishes he'd obeyed his mother. The ripples caused by his discovery will impact the town of Beverly, West Virginia, in ways no one could have imagined.

The first person those ripples disturb is Loyal's absentee father. When Creed Raines realized his infant son was deaf, he headed for the hills, returning only to help meet his family's basic needs. But when Loyal, now a young teen, stumbles upon a murder it's his father he runs to tell--shaping the words with his hands. As Creed is pulled into the investigation he discovers that what sets his son apart isn't his inability to hear but rather his courage. Longing to reclaim the life he abandoned, Creed will have to do more than help solve a murder if he wants to win his family's hearts again. 

My thoughts: I enjoyed this book and the chance to visit another time and a very different place. I loved that the view point is from a boy who is deaf and having to communicate with his family and the authorities about what he has seen and then finds out as the story progresses. I thought that Sarah did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. 
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review.

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