A Momentary silence was all that marked the passing of summer into winter. That is how Lullaby Road began and it captivated me. Such a simple statement and I was ready to read more.
About Lullaby Road
Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without an accident. But then he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads “Please Ben. Watch my son. His name is Juan” And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words. “Bad Trouble. Tell no one.”.
Despite deep misgivings, and without any hint of who this child is or the grave danger he’s facing, Ben takes the child with him in his truck and sets out into an environment that is as dangerous as it is beautiful and silent. From that moment forward, nothing will ever be the same. Not for Ben. Not for the child. And not for anyone along the seemingly empty stretch of road known as Route 117.
I enjoyed the book let me say that first and foremost. I found Ben to be a good guy thought a bit beaten up by life. I thought his neighbors and customers to be interesting and unique. the book was filled with an interesting mystery and lots of turns I wasn’t expecting. It truly kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat as a good thriller should.
Another thing I liked about this book was even though most of the characters were flawed and damaged there was unlying of goodness in them. It truly spoke to the humanity in people. Though you may not always see it there is good in everyone.
For all the good points of this book, the one downside was it was a sequel to another book. I wished I had known that before I began reading it. There were many times that the author made reference to a past that I was not privy to.
Overall a great book though I would suggest reading the first novel before diving into this one.