The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

A collage of a grisly murder, rampant adultery, questionable alibis, and heart halting truths heat up what is normally the frosty season of Chicago. Attorney James Gordon is thrust with the unenviable task of trying prove his friend’s innocence in a crime that defies the definition of horrible, while also combating his own demons. Chicago has never been this warm during the Winter.

Lately I have been on a psychological thriller/suspense kick so I was excited to read James Gordon’s first work of fiction. Gordon is a well-known poet so this was a complete change of pace for him. The book starts with a bang as a mother and her children are found murdered and the husband is the prime suspect.

The first half of the book moves at an exciting pace as the story is focused on the investigation surrounding Miles (the husband) and his lawyer, James. At one point you think you have it figured it out and that Miles is the murderer but then Gordon throws in a twist. With the twists came the introduction of new characters and the story went a little left of center.

I am giving the book 3 stars instead of 4 because there were a few issues that the editor should have caught. The issues did not distract from the overall storyline. The Warmest Winter was fast paced and a respectable debut for a poet delving into the world of fiction writing.


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