The Bright Lands

The Bright Lands

A Novel

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"The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Joel Whitley was shamed out of conservative Bentley ten years ago, and while he's finally made a life for himself as a gay man in New York, his younger brother's disappearance soon brings him back to a place he thought he'd escaped for good. Meanwhile, Sheriff's Deputy Starsha Clark stayed in Bentley; Joel's return brings back painful memories--not to mention questions--about her own missing brother. And in the high school hallways, Dylan's friends begin to suspect that their classmates know far more than they're telling the police. Together, these unlikely allies will stir up secrets their town has long tried to ignore, drawing the attention of dangerous men who will stop at nothing to see that their crimes stay buried. But no one is quite prepared to face the darkness that's begun to haunt their nightmares, whispering about a place long thought to be nothing but an urban legend: an empty night, a flicker of light on the horizon--The Bright Lands."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781335836625
1335836624
Branch Call Number: FIC FRAM 2020
Characteristics: 473 pages ; 24 cm

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(FICTION) Fram’s ambitious debut takes a critical, terrifying look at a small town in Texas, where high school football reigns supreme and puts a double bind on those who are desperate to get out.--Publishers Weekly


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ArapahoeAshleyR Oct 09, 2020

Small towns, small minds, LGBT issues, paranormal activity, with a little high school football sprinkled in. This book was dark and suspenseful and I could picture the town and people in it perfectly.

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