★ Lullaby Road PDF / Epub ✪ Author James Anderson – Writerscompany.co.uk

Lullaby Road When I saw this was a sequel to The Never Open Desert Diner I quickly grabbed it up And while it wasn t the 5 star review the first book was for me, I still loved it and revisiting some old friends A momentary silence was all that marked the passing of summer into winter After living most of my almost forty years in the high desert of Utah, twenty driving a truck, I had come to the conclusion there were really only two seasons hot and windy and cold and windy Everything else was just a var When I saw this was a sequel to The Never Open Desert Diner I quickly grabbed it up And while it wasn t the 5 star review the first book was for me, I still loved it and revisiting some old friends A momentary silence was all that marked the passing of summer into winter After living most of my almost forty years in the high desert of Utah, twenty driving a truck, I had come to the conclusion there were really only two seasons hot and windy and cold and windy Everything else was just a variation on the two Late in the evening I lay half awa 3.75 stars Thank you to First to Read books and Crown Publishing for this ARC Expected publication Jan 16, 2018.I again sit in judgement of Ben Jones life He is the truck driver from the novel The Never Open Desert Diner He is still in Price Utah, running his tractor trailer delivery service on Rt 117 to a group of misfits and miscreants, still befriending and protecting Ginny and her daughter Annabelle In this novel Ben gets involved with a child smuggling ring, one of his ex s and her new 3.75 stars Thank you to First to Read books and Crown Publishing for this ARC Expected publication Jan 16, 2018.I again sit in judgement of Ben Jones life He is the truck driver from the novel The Never Open Desert Diner He is still in Price Utah, running his tractor trailer delivery service on Rt 117 to a group of misfits a In Lullaby Road, Ben Jones is still making deliveries to the inhabitants of an isolated stretch of Utah desert The people there all seem to be hiding out from something or someone, but they are Ben s life and livelihood and they are equally dependent on him The story begins with Ben stopping to buy fuel before beginning his route and finding a young child wearing a note asking Ben to take care of her, and Ben being Ben, can t refuse As Ben tries to learn the little girl s story and find her In Lullaby Road, Ben Jones is still making deliveries to the inhabitants of an isolated stretch of Utah desert The people there all seem to be hiding out from something or someone, but they are Ben s life and livelihood and they are equally dependent on him The story begins with Ben stopping to buy fuel before beginning his route and finding a young child wearing a note asking Ben to take care of her, and Ben being Ben, can t refuse As Ben tries to learn the little girl s story and find her father, he and the people along his route face misfortunes, danger, and tragedy But it s not all bleak There are powerful moments of compassion, redemption, and p You really need to read the author s first book, The Never Open Desert Diner , before reading Lullaby Road because there are a lot of references to things that happened in the first book and I think that it would be frustrating not to know what all those references mean Frankly, I wasn t crazy about the first book, which couldn t decide whether it was literary fiction with a few mysterious undertones or a thriller It didn t do either particularly well, the beginning was like watching pain You really need to read the author s first book, The Never Open Desert Diner , before reading Lullaby Road because there are a lot of references to things that happene Out in the high Utah desert there s not a whole hell of a lot of anything mainly there s one road, highway 117, and miles and miles of sparsely populated brush and canyons It s not country for normal folk, but it s sort of the edge of the known universe where various oddballs and eccentrics and hermits have decided that they are done moving and planted themselves, jealously guarding their acres of broken down trailers and rotting car parts with shotguns or walking the mountain roads carrying Out in the high Utah desert there s not a whole hell of a lot of anything mainly there s one road, highway 117, and miles and miles of sparsely populated brush and canyons It s not country for normal folk, but it s sort of the edge of the known universe where various oddballs and eccentrics and hermits have decided that they are done A good follow up to Anderson s The Never Open Dessert Diner and Ben Jones hard working life as a delivery service trucker making stops 5 days a week for the past 20 years along a dusty isolated desert road This time, he takes to the road in wintertime when the road is treacherous and with a couple of children plus a dog along for the ride.The story is meandering, laced Title Lullaby Road A NovelAuthor James AndersonPublisher Crown Series Ben Jones 2Reviewed By Arlena DeanRating FourReview Lullaby Road by James AndersonMy ThoughtsNow, this was quite a interesting read about Ben Jones who runs a tractor trailer delivery service truck driver that traveled on Highway 117 that was a desolate Utah desert making deliveries to people in isolated areas Ben was known to deliver packages to desert rats, hardscrabble ranchers and other assor Ben Jones, Protagonist Of The Glowingly Reviewed Never Open Desert Diner, Returns In A Devastatingly Powerful Literary Crime Novel About Parenthood, Loss, And The Desert In Winter.Winter Has Come To Highway 117, A Remote Road Through The Utah Desert Trafficked Only By Oddballs, Fugitives, And Those Looking To Escape The World So When Local Truck Driver Ben Jones Finds An Abandoned, Mute Hispanic Child At A Lonely Gas Station Along His Route, Far From Any Semblance Of Proper Civilization, He Knows Something Has Gone Terribly Awry With The Help Of His Eccentric Neighbors, Ben Sets Out To Help The Kid And Learn The Truth In The Process He Makes New Friends And Loses Old Ones, Finds Himself In Mortal Danger, And Uncovers Buried Secrets Far Painful Than He Could Have Imagined. 4,5 starsI enjoyed this novelthan I had anticipated As Ben traveled along the desert highway in his big rig, I met some of the interesting individuals he regularly encounters as he makes his deliveries Ben has been driving the desert for around twenty years, and although the scenery hardly ever changes the individuals, the weather, and the drama that makes up are hardly ever the same As Ben fills up his truck to begin his day, he finds that someone has left something for him at the pump 4,5 starsI enjoyed this novelthan I had anticipated As Ben traveled along the desert highway in his big rig, I met some of the interesting individuals he regularly encounters as he makes his deliveries Ben has been driving the desert for around twenty years, and although the scenery hardly ever changes the individuals, the weather, and the drama that makes up are hardly ever the same As Ben fills up his truck to begin his day, he finds that someone has left something for him at the pump It turns out that this something is a someone, a boy who looks to be about 6 years old Pinned to his shirt is a note asking Ben to take care of him for the day, from a man Ben hardly knows Confused and now stuck with company, Ben takes the boy who is now accompanied with a dog, into his rig and gets ready for It was an ordinary night for Ben at his usual truck stop until he finds something left behind on Island 8 A pile of clothes A dog guarding a small mute child Pinned to the child is a note begging Ben personally to look after this child in the midst of a father s strife Bad trouble Tell no one Reluctantly he places the child in the cab of his truck along with the dog and drives off onto his usual Route 117 into the unforeseen dangers of the Utah desert.Lullaby Road is a clever and intrigu It was an ord


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