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The Line That Held Us

From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck hes chased for years, he never expected hed accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, hes killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp to when all t...

Title : The Line That Held Us
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ISBN : 9780399574221
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages
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The Line That Held Us Reviews

  • Hayley Stenger

    This is a pretty short novel, but oh boy is it ominous. If it was a movie, my hands would have been over my eyes. It was a book however, and that was not possible. Not for the squeamish reader.

  • Lars (theatretenor) Skaar

    I absolutely loved this book! Easy five star read for me. It’s the second David Joy book for me and I quite enjoy him as an author. I’ve never lived in the south but I enjoy reading about it apparently. These characters were very real and honest and graphic and written just beautifully. The only downfall I think is that the end just didn’t do it for me. I liked the conclusion, but the actual last few pages I think was going for something deep but just didn’t hit for me. But that’s a minor thing ...more

  • Carolyn

    I don’t know if I’d call this a domestic thriller, but if it is, it’s definitely a breath of fresh air!

    I didn’t realize how much I missed male characters! I’ve been reading so many stories about wives whose husbands are the antagonists, so this was a pleasant change of scenery.

    It has a dark, grit aura about it - very “No Country for Old Men” vibe.

  • Cheri


    ”I got friends who know how to have a good time

    They roll their own and drink carolina shine

    I’ve seen the devil in a dark coal mine

    I’ve been higher than a Georgia pine

    “Yeah there’s people all across the land

    From New York out to ol’ San Fran

    Just don’t give a damn all the time

    In an outlaw state of mind”

    --“Outlaw State of Mind,” Chris Stapleton, Songwriters: Ronnie Bowman / Chris Stapleton / Jerry Salley

    4.5 Stars

    Even though it was two months before the official hunting season be

  • Faith

    Darl Moody accidentally shoots Carol (Sissy) Brewer while poaching deer on the property of Tillmon (Coon) Coward. Carol was poaching ginseng on Coon's property, when Darl mistook him for a wild hog. Calling the police would have been smart, but that didn't happen. Instead Darl panics and gets his best friend Calvin Hooper to help him, but their efforts wind up tearing apart not only their lives, but those of the people around them. Darl and Calvin aren't smart enough to hide from Carol's brother ...more

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

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    EDIT: Because it was this book's birthday yesterday and when a book finally gets released that will EASILY make your Best of 2018 list, you float it . . . .


    Oh Mr. Joy, how I’ve missed you.

    Perhaps the most ironic thing of all when it comes to this author is his name. If you were ever curious where the “Black As Mitchell’s Heart” moniker came from – David Joy’s stories are about as bleak as one brain could ever conjure.

  • Book of the Month

    Why I Love It

    by Siobhan Jones

    You may be wondering why we didn’t classify this book as a thriller. We could’ve used the umbrella term, but isn’t “Appalachian noir” so much better? It’s a label that author David Joy sometimes uses to characterize his writing, which is often about ordinary, hard-working people in shady, dire situations. Think smoking guns and shadowy outlaws, but in the backcountry. I mean, how can you not want to read this?

    Darl Moody is just a regular guy trying to fill his freeze

  • Susanne Strong

    4.25 Stars* (rounded down)

    Chilling, Dark, Dangerous, Insanely GRITTY and Gut-Wrenching.

    “The Line That Held Us” by David Joy is a novel that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up almost immediately. That feeling never goes away. You will get the shivers and your skin will feel a grimy grittiness and yet you can’t tear yourself away.

    Darl Moody is a man on on a mission: he wants to hunt. It’s out of season but he needs to put food on the table. He should have known better than to g