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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
The small Ohio town of Crystalton is the setting for growing up in the 1970's. A group of boys in their teens and an event that lasted less than 10 minutes altered their lives forever. Petey was an insane pain in the butt who tormented anybody in his path. It was self defense; there were no witnesses, or so they thought. Each boy carries the secret in a different way, knowing the tick tock of time could be their friend or enemy. Decades later their greatest sense of dread comes back to haunt them, threatening to once again change the course of their lives.
Favorites Sons is a captivating read from the first page. Author Robin Yocum is a talented writer who spins a tale that is so believable, so tangible, one cannot help but wonder if this isn't based on something real. I could not put it down, consumed by the need to find out what was going to happen next! The fascinating tangled webs of truth, deceit, greed, guilt, and the reaction of human nature are a constant. There is only one speed...fast! Also very worthy of mention is the cover of hardbound (which is what I reviewed) and the seamless transition it makes as it catches the reader's eye then lets the words capture their imagination.