I despise the unhealthy over-attention garnered by American High School Football … yet loved Friday Night Lights.
I love this 2015 book too.
Working my way through Koryta’s books, I’m concluding that his greatest strengths of many are plotting and bad guys.
Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Kent’s team has a shot at the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had its share of hardships.
Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried rage and grief-and unite to stop a killer. …