First Chapter Review: Bobby's Trials by Bobby Wilson, JD
I received a copy of Bobby's Trialsby Bobby Wilson, JD through Worldwind Virtual Book Tours.
BLURB: In the early morning hours of June 19, 1963, just four days before he was to leave for basic training, Bobby Wilson was awakened by his mother.
She held a loaded gun to his head and had a crazy, yet familiar, look in her eyes. Alongside his sister, Bobby had suffered her rants for years, but tonight was different. Bobby knew without a doubt that the demons that his mother had struggled with for years had their sights on him.
He realizes he has nowhere to turn and nowhere to run, but he has no idea that the nightmare has just begun. It is a nightmare that changes the course of his life. It is a nightmare that will ultimately take Bobby ten years to wake up from.
COVER: Though I've only read the first chapter so far, I'm guessing the cover depicts the fateful night that changes Bobby Wilson's life. Bobby's dog, Butch, is sitting next to him as they look upon what I can only assume is one of his childhood homes. This is one of those covers that is so compelling, you will definitely flip it over to read the back cover blurb.
FIRST CHAPTER: Eighteen-year-old Bobby Wilson is sitting in prison charged with murder when two boys from his past arrive. He hears their plotting and fears this is the night he is going to die.
KEEP READING: Wow! That's my first reaction. It's no wonder this book picked up the 2012 New England Book Festival Award for Non-Fiction. Wilson drops you right into the action, creating immediate tension. As the author masterfully weaves in the backstory of his difficult childhood at the hands of his abusive, neglectful mother, former students from the same school Bobby and his sister had attended close into his cell bent on ending his life.
This looks like a must read. I hope I get a chance to add it to my review schedule in 2014.