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Hollon is known for his great versatility as a writer and his third novel is no exception. Having covered themes of an incarcerated man and a resident of a nursing home in his previous novels, A Thin Difference focuses on a trial lawyer, something close to home for the author, whose day job is one in the same. Commenting on his daytime profession, Hollon states, ?I deal wiHollon is known for his great versatility as a writer and his third novel is no exception. Having covered themes of an incarcerated man and a resident of a nursing home in his previous novels, A Thin Difference focuses on a trial lawyer, something close to home for the author, whose day job is one in the same. Commenting on his daytime profession, Hollon states, ?I deal with people immersed in crisis. Divorces, child custody proceedings, criminal cases. These people face the loss of their liberty, the loss of their children, and sometimes the loss of their very lives. I learn something new everyday about human beings.? In this new novel, Hollon draws on his experience as a lawyer, delving into the darker side of human nature and the legal system telling how sometimes the grinding cogs of the law can accidentally reach the correct result. A Thin Difference is a legal thriller with a twist, where we learn that everyone has to pay for their sins?eventually....

Title : A Thin Difference
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ISBN : 9781596921238
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 217 Pages
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A Thin Difference Reviews

  • Dayne
    2019-04-01 12:46

    I have been enchanted by books, the evocative sound of pages turning, the mesmerizing way the eye moves down the page. A Thin Difference is just this kind of book, the sort of novel that walks with you down a long and unforeseen road, like a pathway into a new world.Alabama writer-lawyer Frank Turner Hollon, author of The Pains of April and The God File, has done it again. He's written something moving, something strong, something unforgettable. I have read his two recently published novels, and I will read whatever it is he publishes next. And the next book. And the next. Hollon hasn't missed William Faulkner's famous line: "Problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat."Hollon's characters, I believe, have pulses, pump blood through their arteries, and eat oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal and Early Times for breakfast.Meet Jack Skinner, middle-aged lawyer, alcoholic, father of a wayward daughter, a man askew from his senses at times, a man obsessed with saving another man from lethal injection. Meet Brad Caine, the accused, on trial for robbing and killing an old blueblood rich woman. Caine is said to have stolen seven figures worth of the lady's jewelry. This isn't his first brush with the law. There's more care for the human heart in conflict with itself right there in the pages of this novel than in most of the good books I've read over the years. Hollon's knowledge of the workings of the courtroom, the landscape and haunts of the Gulf Coast, and the terrain of the heart is worthy trade for the price of his book.This is a story, a mystery. Who killed Haddie Charles, the old lady? I won't tell you. Who will save an almost good man, Jack Skinner? I won't say. How will Jack's daughter make it in this world? It's not easy to tell. Are we the sole masters of our own fate? Never. Can we even know who we are?Read this book to find out. You'll care about these people. You will want to read more of Frank Turner Hollon. I certainly do.-Dayne Sherman, author of Welcome to the Fallen Paradise: A Novel and Zion: A Novel (coming soon)

  • Pamela
    2019-04-24 08:48

    Whoa---the first person narrator made this very different--especially since he is a seedy, down-on-his-luck attorney from Loxley, Alabama, who gets his kicks from defending questionable characters. The tables are turned, however, when his last client frames him, successfully, for a murder he didn't commit--but can't deny without implicating his daughter...his druggy, unstable daughter whose decline has followed her molestation occurring years before. Guess who the culprit is---that is the scary part. I bought this book at a book reading several years ago, and the author wrote, "Don't let this weird book scare you." So, even the author agrees that this book is pretty weird...definitely the right word. Maybe that is a tribute to the success of the "voice" of the narrator.

  • Suzie Quint
    2019-03-31 12:45

    Mark Twain once wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead" meaning that saying what you need to in fewer words is more difficult than to say it in many words. Frank Turner Hollon writes short books, but in those fewer pages, he writes a more satisfying story than most authors do in twice the space.His books are somewhat hard to quantify. This is a courtroom drama, but it's so much more. As always, it is the psyche of his characters that is truly compelling, and it is the deep understanding of the flawed human condition that keeps me coming back to his books.

  • Beth Bedee
    2019-04-22 06:48

    This book had an interesting twist. It is told in the first person, and I always seem to connect to the character more that way. I really liked Jack Skinner. It was cleverly written so that I felt that I really knew him and what makes him tick. But as the end came, he is really unlikable because of things he's done in his past. It makes you think about how you think you really know and like somebody, but you don't really know what's underneath.

  • Peggy Walker
    2019-04-14 10:14

    This was a story about a criminal defense attorney who is sliding down the slippery slope of alcoholism and failed marriages and relationships. He goes to work. He goes home and drinks. Still, he is generally able to function. He takes on a fairly hopeless case which takes some very, very surprising twists. Sad characters, but a well told story.

  • James P
    2019-04-15 12:48

    Frank Turner Hollon is a local attorney with a real flair for creating realistic crime stories or stories about those who live on the edge of society. I promise he will become one of your favorite new authors. He writes like I wish I were able!

  • Vivian
    2019-04-24 11:05

    Another fantastic read from Frank Turner Hollon. He writes in the legal drama genre but is so much more - with concise writing, believable characters and some twists and turns. His endings are always an unexpected surprise. Can't wait to read more of his work. Very highly recommend!

  • Patricia
    2019-03-26 07:00

    really enjoyed this novel. It is tightly written and talks about how one mistake years ago can come back and destroy your life. Totally enjoyed the plot and twist at the end.

  • LILLIAN C. KNOCKE
    2019-04-22 12:51

    Too superficialToo superficialdrab plot. Too simple.not deep enough. I did read it through, waiting for the plot to thicken and torque-nope! bland.

  • Lynne
    2019-03-28 13:44

    Local author. Fast read.

  • Janet
    2019-04-06 08:06

    Good

  • Cindi
    2019-04-09 09:56

    enjoyed this book!!!! had lots of twists and turns...