Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jeffrey L. Richards presently lives in New Jersey. His first novel, The Summer of Jenny Wade, published via Amazon in September 2015. He is diligently working on his second novel, The Reclamation of Karel Benakov, launching in the summer of 2016.
He is also a playwright, with his first play, Stillwater, debuting in New York in January 2016 as part of the Venus/Adonis Theater Festival. His second play, The Boys of Ward 6, is being readied for its inaugural reading, and his third play, On Being Lost, is in development.
on July 17, 2016 :
Wow. I downloaded this as a Gay & Lesbian fiction. I realized early on that it was not romance fiction but literary fiction.
It took a while for me to get into the story. Eventually it had a measured pace but moved relentlessly forward. Once I got into it, I couldn't put the story down.
The town felt claustrophobic to me, as it must have felt to Jenny and Brian. As the story went on, it seemed there were so few good people in Ashmoore. Jenny's parents, her aunt, the deputy sheriff, Joe at the diner. There were people who had conflicts such as the Sheriff and Stacey. There were deliberately evil people and carelessly evil people. Were the coach and Eddie different versions of the same person. Would Boyd grow up to be like them? Would Roger? Who would Scott grow up to be like?
This is one of those books that will take a while for me to digest.
I look forward to more from Jeffrey L. Richards.
(review of free book)