Sunday, May 7, 2017

Book Review: Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road

What if I told you that Bonnie and Clyde never really died. Instead, they ended up working for a secret organization that worked to defend the government. Well, working is kind of subjective; forced would be a better word for it.

The book follows Bonnie Parker and her recounting of the life she actually lived and not the death that everyone has come to know to a journalist (Royce) looking for his next big story. The book kind of shifts back and forth between Bonnie talking to Royce and the events that transpired in her past. It was actually kind of an interesting way to tell the story because you get to see Royce's skepticism slowly disappear as he becomes more enthralled by her story and what he does to dig even deeper into the truth. At the same time, we get to enjoy the events of what happened to Bonnie and Clyde after their faked deaths.

The book has a lot of close-call elements and plenty of thrill. I guess that is to be expected considering the type of known history that Bonnie and Clyde have as outlaws. I'll admit, I don't know much about the real Bonnie and Clyde, and I haven't read a lot of what-if books. In fact, this may be my first. I did find myself intrigued after reading the book to learn a little more. I've read historical fiction in the past and find that the good books will always get me interested in the actual history of the time. I guess that means I consider this a good book!

I noticed the story only covered the first real mission that Bonnie and Clyde had after becoming secret agents. I'm hoping this means we may see more to the story in a future book or two. I'd love to see what else Royce learns!

The book becomes available on May 15th! It looks like it is available for pre-order now. I'd recommend picking up a copy when it becomes available.