She Rides Shotgun Paperback – 13 March 2018
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- Publisher : Ecco Press; Reprint edition (13 March 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 006239441X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062394415
- Dimensions : 2.03 x 13.21 x 20.07 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 245,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"The characters' loyalty, love, and struggle for redemption grip the reader and don't let go."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Visceral... Expert pacing and well-developed characters lift this above the thriller pack."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Polly will charm readers instantly. She's fresh and winning...A gritty, dark thriller packed with action.--Dallas Morning News
"Fascinating...tightly written...readers will find this book hard -- hard to put down."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"She Rides Shotgun is a True Grit sort of saga, but on hot-wired horsepower instead of horseback. With Harper's storytelling chops, it's a rolling hell-bent adventure with all the snappy dialogue and action of the best noir fiction."--Shelf Awareness
"An impeccable crime novel with a giant heart, massive doses of hatred, vengeance, pain, and violence, and some of the sharpest, tightest prose you'll encounter in 2017."--LitReactor
"A electrifying thriller, a shattering family tragedy, and a pitch-black coming of age story...The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding--this book will grab you by the throat and hang on tight until you've greedily swallowed every last word."--Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire
"An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut."--Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing
"Confident, brutal, but always human, Jordan Harper's She Rides Shotgun is a violent parable of family and sacrifice. The best debut novel that I've read this year."---Johnny Shaw, Anthony Award-winning author of Big Maria
"In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his darkly irresistible debut novel She Rides Shotgun, Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times. With shades of Mattie Ross but an intelligence and fervor all her own, she is unforgettable."--Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me
"Quite simply one of the best debuts I've ever read. Beautifully and lyrically written, it's like a perfect song you hear for the first time and feel like you've always known it. It's an instant classic and if I read a better novel this year I will be amazed."--Simon Toyne, author of Sanctus
"She Rides Shotgun has more kicks than any crime fiction out there, sure, but it's also got a heart that'll keep you up nights, slapping your head and pacing. Don't try to tell me this is a debut novel; I won't hear anything but Jordan Harper's a master."--Benjamin Whitmer, author of Cry Father
"Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as broken glass but it's the characters who will stay with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and struggling for redemption and towards each other."--Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
From the Back Cover
Polly McClusky is eleven years old--too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere--when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life.
Nate made dangerous enemies in prison: a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off. They've already murdered his ex-wife, Polly's mother. And Polly is their next target. Marked for death, she will have to fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows--her father.
Nate's and Polly's lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of evading the bad guys and the police. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous existence he's carved out for them? Will they ever be able to live an honest life, free of fear?
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They start taking down Aryan businesses and banks, a cop enters the chase; there`s action, violence. And then...
Fortunately the book can be read in 4 or 5 hours, because once a reader starts it is almost impossible to stop until the end. Lee Child praised the book in Esquire, it won the Edgar for best first novel.
Hard to find a better recommendation.