Bill Warrington's Last Chance is the first novel written by Lakewood-born (now living in Connecticut) James King.
We meet Bill Warrington and his estranged family. We even get to know his deceased wife, Claire in an up-close and personal way.
There is a depth of character development in King's writing too often ignored in novels. I not only got to know these characters, but I genuinely cared about them, albeit some more than others.
I fell in love with Bill Warrington, the gruff, cantankerous ex-marine and his equally cantankerous granddaughter, April.
It is hard for me to believe these characters are not real and I want so badly to reach out to them. King did an amazing job of making the reader feel and relate. I am finished reading the book and yet I want to know more about them and I find myself still thinking about things they said or did.
I will add James King to my WTW list (Writers to Watch) and Bill Warrington goes to the head position on my CIL list (Characters I Like).
Visit James King's webpage for more including an interview with the author and an excerpt from his book.
James King will be at the Westlake Borders on Friday August 27 at 7:00 PM.
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