The Forsaken

The Forsaken The extraordinary new novel in New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins acclaimed series about the real Deep South a joy ride into the heart of darkness The Washington Post Thirty six years ago a

  • Title: The Forsaken
  • Author: Ace Atkins
  • ISBN: 9780399161797
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Forsaken

    The extraordinary new novel in New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins acclaimed series about the real Deep South a joy ride into the heart of darkness The Washington Post Thirty six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots Less than two days later, he was accuseThe extraordinary new novel in New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins acclaimed series about the real Deep South a joy ride into the heart of darkness The Washington Post Thirty six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self appointed posse, and lynched.Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose and they can play dirty themselves.Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody s guess who will prevail or even come out of it alive.

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    1. Kemper

      If the FX network is looking for another book series about rural crime to develop into a TV show to replace Justified after its upcoming final season, it could do a helluva lot worse than buying the rights to Ace Atkins’ Quinn Colson series.As Tibbehah County tries to recover from a devastating round of tornadoes, Sheriff Colson and his chief deputy are being investigated for their actions in the previous book. Corrupt county commissioner and redneck kingpin Johnny Stagg is behind this investi [...]

    2. Mike (the Paladin)

      Okay, so I'm a fan. Quinn, Lilly, Caddy, Quinn and Caddy's father JasonCaddy's son Jason (or little Jason) the whole cast of well drawn/written characters.With a couple of cold cases rearing their heads and "the powers that be" wanting to keep them, "under cover" you can guess how Quinn will react and what (some of) the results will be.This series of books does use racism as a plot device and frankly many if not most of the people who are identified as Christians come off looking, less than idea [...]

    3. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

      I'm the kind of person that read books way out of order. I started with book five, then I got to book three and then I read book four (this one). And that is all the audiobooks that I had so I ordered book one and two and now I'm just waiting for some time over to read them. On the plus side, listening to the audio version of this book was way easier than book five because now I know who is who. The worst problem listening to a couple of books in a series in a row is actually remembering what ha [...]

    4. Judy Collins

      Ace Adkins’ The Forsaken (Quinn Colson Series #4) is a gritty Deep South series, of small town politics, corruption, and dirty secrets. A nameless black man wanders into a small Mississippi town, and two days later is lynched for rape and murder he did not commit.Thirty-six years later Sheriff Colson attempts to track down the true culprit of the crime; however, as in most small towns, some secrets are not meant to be uncovered. He handles hot and cold cases from the past with corruption, drug [...]

    5. Meg

      I’ve reread the first four books in this series ahead of starting books 5-7. The first four stood up well on the second read and in fact were improved by reading them back-to-back (I read them piecemeal the first time). Really enjoy this series - characters, dialogue and setting are all brilliantly dark and spare.——————————————-Brilliant! I've loved this entire series but this is the best one yet in my opinion. Great, well-developed characters and the kind of writin [...]

    6. Raena

      I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. This is the story of a cold case. In ’77, two girls were raped and shot. One of them survives, the other does not. Then a group of men brutally kill a black man for the crimes. It turns out the man they killed was innocent. This is somewhat of a spoiler, but it is also on the plot blurb. This really should just tell you to go ahead and keep reading. I promise the book will go somewhere.I jumped right into this series in the middle. This seems [...]

    7. Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

      This is the fourth installment of Ace Atkin's crime fiction series featuring former Army Ranger Quinn Colson, now Sheriff of Tebbehah County in rural northeast Mississippi. The Forsaken begins a few short months after the tornado that devastated the county as Quinn and his deputy, Lillie, are faced with possible charges for the dramatic confrontation in The Broken Places that left a corrupt sheriff and his deputy from another county dead, and over $200,000 in cash from a decades old armoured car [...]

    8. Eric

      Not only does this book continue the narrative of Tibbehah County after the devastating tornadoes that made up the climax of the previous installment, The Broken Places, it travels back to a murder that occurred thirty years ago that Quinn is now investigating -- a murder that his father may have been somehow involved in. This series keeps getting better and better. It is so good that when this book was released, it jumped right to the front of my to-read list, and it did not disappoint. This is [...]

    9. Tom Tischler

      Thirty Six years ago a lone black man wanders into Jerico, MS. withonly the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Lessthan two days later he was accused of rape and murder and a posselynched him. Now new evidence has surfaced and sheriff Quinn Colson not only wants to identify the strangers remains but to charge those responsible for the lynching. He is soon uncovering old lies and dirty secrets and he is running up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose. He so [...]

    10. Kathy

      Ace Atkins has the ability to take you to Mississippi and immerse you in the lives of his characters. He knows the area and the people who make up the small towns. As a result when you read one of the Quinn Colson series you are there. You can feel the atmosphere of good and evil, you know the history and you know the characters. This book helps fill in some gaps in the readers' knowledge of Quinn's daddy. The same bad guys, the same good ones. Everyone flawed in their own way. The book is a fas [...]

    11. Dorothy

      Continuing with the Mississippi theme in my summer reading, I turned to Ace Atkins' Southern noir series featuring former Army Ranger, now county sheriff, Quinn Colson.Colson is the sheriff of fictional Tibbehah County in Northeast Mississippi, a place somewhere near Tupelo, birthplace of King Elvis. He heads a seven person police force, aided by his chief deputy, Lillie Virgil. From the county seat of Jericho, they do battle with the forces of evil in Tibbehah County, which seems to be a hotbed [...]

    12. James Thane

      This is another excellent addition to Ace Atkins' Quinn Colson series. In the first book, The Ranger, Colson, who served as a U.S. Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, returned home to Tibbehah County in northeastern Mississippi. Shortly thereafter, he was elected County Sheriff, and he has spent the first three books in the series wrestling with a series of challenges confronting the county and a number of personal problems as well, involving his immediate family.These problems continue into th [...]

    13. Monnie

      This is the fourth book in the series featuring Quinn Colson, an Afghanistan War veteran who returns to his small-town roots in Jericho, Mississippi. He's followed his late uncle's footsteps by getting elected sheriff, although that seems to be where the similarities stop; his uncle, it seems, was known to be on the take, in cahoots with some very shady characters including Johnny Stagg, a very crooked local politician.That past alliance returns with a vengeance here, as Colson and his very capa [...]

    14. Virginia Campbell

      Jericho, Mississippi is recovering from a devastating tornado and dealing with the aftermath of a violent, far-reaching crime spree in "Forsaken", the fourth installment in author Ace Atkins "Quinn Colson Series". Sheriff of Tibbehah County, Quinn Colson is in badge-deep, helping his hometown clean up the ravages of the storm and dealing with allegations of his own culpability, along with his deputy Lillie Virgil, in the criminal conspiracy which left few unaffected. Adding to the tension of the [...]

    15. Craig Pittman

      Not as strong an entry in the series as the second and third ones, "The Lost Ones" and "The Broken Places," this fourth novel in Ace Atkins' series about ex-Ranger-turned-sheriff Quinn Colson is still a compelling read.The book takes place in the aftermath of the tornado and shootings that formed the electrifying climax of the last book. People are still coping with the damage done by the former, and Colson and his chief deputy are coping with the investigation into their actions in the latter, [...]

    16. Tom V

      Ace Atkins' Quinn Colson is back, with extended family in tow, trying to make sense of a near forty year old unsolved crime. Or was it a crimeere don't seem to be any reports of a crime to solve. Quinn's a dogged one, though, and through the actions of him and his deputy, Lillie Virgil, the layers are peeled away and we come face-to-face with some bad hombres and good women. Time certainly hasn't stood still, but it'll take more than good intentions to serve justice. With even the forces of the [...]

    17. Jill Manske

      I've read Ace Atkins' Robert B. Parker novels, but hadn't read any of his Quinn Colson series. This book was surprisingly good, full of complex characters and plots twists. It took a few chapters to get in sync with Atkins' writing style, as he tended to jump back and forth between events occurring 30 years apart, often in the same chapter. But once you figure out his rhythm, the book hums along. It's really an ugly storyline, evoking images of small town corruption and violence in a racially di [...]

    18. Helen

      Give this one 3.5 stars. This is the fourth installment in Ace Atkins' series about Quinn Colson, former Army Ranger turned sheriff in rural Mississippi. The main story line is a cold case investigation--two teenage girls assaulted and shot (one survived) 37 years before, followed by the lynching of a drifter blamed for the crime. Some people don't want an investigation, but some do, including, curiously, the town's corrupt politican, Johnny Stagg. There are a lot of flashbacks along with multip [...]

    19. Randy

      Sheriff Quinn Colson and his chief deputy Lilly are up against it early in this one. Owing to events from the last book, they are facing possible murder charges and theft, all at the instigation of Johnny Stagg, the criminal mind of the county.At the same time, a cold case going back to before Quinn's birth, the rape of a fourteen year old girl and the murder of her friend gets reopened. Quinn's uncle had been Sheriff then. An event a few days after that case gets Quinn's attention as well: a bl [...]

    20. Viccy

      Quinn Colson may lose his job as Sheriff of Tibbehah County, MS. Quinn and his chief deputy, Lillie Virgil are being investigated by the State Attorney General for the murder of the corrupt police chief in Jericho (which happened in the previous book). They are being framed by Johnny Staggs, the Dixie Mafia crime boss who runs Jericho. Quinn and Lillie are asked to investigate the rape and murder of two girls that happened 37 years ago which resulted in the lynching of an unknown African-America [...]

    21. Joyce

      Years ago a young girl was raped and another murdered. A black man was hung by a mob for these offenses. This crime is being investigated for the first time today. There is an amazing cast of characters in the novel and one you will want to revisit. It is well written and well plotted and the start of a series I will definitely complete.

    22. Rick Fisher

      3.5 STARSAnother good entry into the Quinn Colson saga. I little slower on the build up, but, overall, a fun read.I really enjoyed the interaction between Quinn and his deadbeat, missing father. It was interesting to see the dynamics of this relationship.

    23. Will Manuel

      Guilty pleasure book, for sure. I like how Atkins writes MS characters. I, of course, will read the next one.

    24. Marty Fried

      A solid 4+ stars. I'd give it 5 stars for enjoyment, but I can't in good conscience rate the book in the same class as the great 5 star books, a personal rule I may rethink one day.Anyhow, this is my 4th Quinn Colson book (and the 4th in the series - what a coincidence). I recommend reading them in order, as it is somewhat of a continuing story.As others have pointed out, this is a lot like the TV series Justified, which I liked a lot. Entertaining, crazy bad guys, a smart/crazy/idiotic bad guy [...]

    25. Anne Robinson

      I found this hard to get into at first for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was the fourth book in a series so I was entering part way into a longer running story for the main characters. Also, so much of the language and culture was really alien to me. I didn't know some of the everyday words and objects and would have had to stop too many times to look them up. As I carried on, though, the plot engaged me so much that I really began to enjoy the book. The characters were interesting and I may [...]

    26. Zettie Jones

      This book was given to me. I normally don't read murder/mysteries but I enjoyed it. The author has a way of describing the characters & settings that brings it all to life.

    27. Julie Carter

      I am definitely a new fan of this series. This was another action packed book that was intense and suspenseful. I like the characters in this series, and they are starting to feel like friends.

    28. Alice

      I started with this book, #4 in the series. I will definitely read more of the Quinn Colson books. They evoke rural Mississippi really well and the characters are interesting and vivid.

    29. Carolina Mac

      Another good one by Mr. Atkins. A great storyteller and Quinn Colson is a solid flesh and blood character. Lillie adds lots of humor and rounds out Quinn's serious side. Love the series.

    30. Dale Flower

      The Quinn Colson series gets better with each instalment. Thankfully I won't have to wait long to see how his quest Stagg transpires, as I've already purchased the next one!

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