Book Review: The Marauders by Tom Cooper

When I began reading The Marauders by Tom Cooper, I was interested but not totally intrigued. The characters seemed interesting and well tho...

When I began reading The Marauders by Tom Cooper, I was interested but not totally intrigued. The characters seemed interesting and well thought-out. The chapters were broken down by character, which took only a short amount of time to get used to. Within only a few chapters, I was hooked- so much so that I was able to read the book in less than two weeks, all while keeping up with my usual busy schedule. Once I got about halfway through the book, I literally could not put it down, because I truly couldn't wait to see what happened next!


The Marauders is a dark comedy/crime novel set in the swampy Barataria area of Louisiana and follows several different characters: The Toup Twins, criminals growing insane amounts of weed in the swamps of Louisiana; Wes Trench, a teenager whose mother was killed in Katrina and now has a strained relationship with his father; Lindquist, a one-armed, lonely man whose favorite hobby is hunting for long lost pirate treasure; Hanson and Cosgrove, two men who meet during community service and form a bond; and Bradley Grimes, a man sent from BP to force locals to accept settlements for the oil spill damage. 

Throughout the story, I felt that I was given an in-depth look at life for those who had their livelihoods destroyed by the BP oil spill. The story was riveting and intriguing and each character was so well developed.

I was surprised by the twists and turns the end took, but felt myself wanting more information about several of the characters. I felt only one of the main characters had an ending that was well wrapped up, but was still left hanging with a couple of the other characters- their endings left open to interpretation.

Overall, I was so very much pleased with this novel, and let's face it, I'm usually a rom-com kind of a girl. I recommend this to anyone who loves an intriguing read.

For more information on this book and Tom Cooper, click here.




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I received this book free for review from Blogging for Books.

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