I have just finished reading your book.
That is a GREAT book!!!
And how do I know that it is a GREAT book? Well, I have a few measures that have to be met.
- The subject matter must appeal to me in some fashion.
- It must be written in a chronological order, if applicable.
- If it is non-fiction, it has to have credible people who were there and personally knew the subject.
- (And this becomes the most important aspect of whether or not it meets my criteria for being great) When I am away from the book, inevitably doing other things throughout the day, am I thinking about the book? Am I saying to myself “Only three more hours until I can go home and read my book?”.
This book meets all of those requirements.
I liked the clarity in your writing and your choice of words.
I think Toddie and Beezie were just people who wanted to believe that everything was going to work out. (Can you imagine anyone who is going on a huge drug expedition telling all their neighbours to look after their dog, house and pay all the bills until they return? Not a chance.) They could never have seen themselves being behind bars.
I am so glad, after hearing about this story that you were able to get it all down.
It really is a cautionary tale.