Monday, September 16, 2013

The Outcasts Review

Title: The Outcasts

Author: Kathleen Kent

Pages: 336

Rating: 2/5

So this book started out good and I looked forward to the whole treasure hunt aspect. Sure it was a bit slow but I held in there hoping for more than what I got out of the book. I had hoped that I would have to write a good review since I won it on goodreads but, alas, I didn't care for it. ): The book will be available on the 24th of September 2013.
Lucinda is a prostitute...or was before she ran away to her lover before heading down for a teaching job in a swamp. She has epilepsy so no one has really cared about her till her lover. But now she has a family who is taking care of her and a class of children who actually like her. She is using them to find information for her lover about hidden gold. She's not finding out too much yet but she is still trying. What will happen to the man who found the gold though?
Nate is Texas police and joins up with two Texas Rangers to try and apprehend a killer named McGill. McGill kills men, women, and children and now he is after gold. The same gold that he sent Lucinda to find. Nate and his partners travel throughout and one of them is killed by a traitorous sheriff (or something like that) while the other dies of cancer soon after. It is up to Nate to continue the mission and find Lucinda and McGill before it's too late.
The gold didn't pan out since it was a lie but now Lucinda is having to work for money to pay McGill for the misfortune of a fools errand. Nate finds them and McGill is about to kill him and Lucinda when Lucinda shoots McGill. Lucinda had a child, a baby (who happens to belong to Dr. Tom one of the Texas Rangers), and it turns out that Nate and his wife were the ones to adopt her. Sweet huh?! But Nate still ends up taking Lucinda to jail where she teaches some of the female prisoners math while Nate went on home to his wife.
That pretty much sums it all up unfortunately! I mean it just went on and on and on! I was dying of boredom by the time I finished and almost shouted for joy when it was over. It was mainly about death, travel, sex, death, guns, and more sex.

About The Author

Kathleen Kent is a tenth-generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She is also a masterful storyteller, and in her first novel, The Heretic's Daughter, she paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution. A New York Times bestseller, the novel is based in part on family stories passed down through 10 generations. It was the recipient of the 2008 David J. Langum, Sr. award for American historical fiction.
Ms. Kent's second novel, The Traitor's Wife (The Wolves of Andover in hardcover) is a prequel to The Heretic's Daughter and chronicles the life of Thomas Carrier, husband to Martha; a man local lore and family legend said was a soldier during the English Civil War and involved in the execution of King Charles I of England.
The third book, The Outcasts, is historical fiction set in 1870 Texas, and will be released by Little Brown Publishing September 24, 2013.

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