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A MOONSHINER WITH A SURREAL GIFT, A COUNTRY STRONGMAN AND A TALKING DOG
International bestseller and genre-bender My Brother’s Destroyer is a starkly comedic grit lit thriller told in a Smoky Mountain dialect Kirkus says “perfectly evokes the woods and hollows of the Carolina hills.”
A story of loyalty, love, justice and redemption you will never forget.
Baer Creighton is a gifted distiller of fruited moonshine, capable of detecting even the subtlest lies. He lives in the woods next to his house, philosophizes with his dog Fred, and writes letters to his high school love Ruth–who long ago chose Baer’s brother.
Baer keeps a low profile. Everyone is happy drinking his sublime moonshines — until Fred goes missing. A week later, while Baer harvests apples in the moonlight, a chain of headlights emerges from the woods. A single truck tosses a bundle to the ditch.
When you discover who stole Fred, you’ll know you’ve found a new master of the dark surreal.
And when you see what Baer does to him…
And what they do to Baer…
You haven’t read a novel like this.
You’ll be engrossed long after you turn the last page.
Kirkus Review: Lindemuth writes in a Southern dialect that perfectly evokes the woods and hollows of the Carolina hills. Baer’s voice is as textured as the landscape (“All my life I got out the way so the liars and cheats could go on lying and cheating one another. I can spot a liar like nobody”), and the brutal acts that he describes are timeless and primal. Even within the bounds of this vernacular, Lindemuth manages to fashion sharp observations: “Cory Smylie was irredeemable, but given the vastness of Stipe’s enterprise, odd jobs presented that were uniquely suited to irredeemable men.”
…the world of Gleason is so immersive and Baer’s vendetta so oddly compelling… Fans of noir tales set in rural America will particularly welcome this addition to the genre. kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/clayton-lindemuth/my-brothers-destroyer/
★★★★★ SEATTLE BOOK REVIEW Lindemuth is a master at tying what could be disparate plot elements together, forming a coherent and chilling whole. One last detail (just in case you weren’t already hooked): Baer has the ability to tell when someone is lying. He sees their eyes flash red and feels little sparks of electricity. This is the sort of plot element that separates good writers from the merely mediocre. Not once did Baer’s ability feel like a contrivance. In fact, it blended seamlessly in with the rest of the book. In short, I was left completely in awe.
★★★★★ MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEWIf you enjoy stories of betrayal and vengeance, with just a touch of the unreal, My Brother’s Destroyer is a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it for your next book. Reader Views: Loved this Story! “My Brother’s Destroyer” by Clayton Lindemuth is a thrilling story with intense, horrific drama, displaying the ultimate depths of pure evil, and the lengths one man will go to for vengeance.
Fascinating story! This tale was gripping from the very start with the author’s enthralling writing style pulling readers into the drama on the first page. There are no fillers in this story – I found every word impactful and necessary to move the plot along at a swift pace…
Written in authentic dialect, the tone is unique and impressive, a multi-dimensional experience transporting readers directly into each scene.
I highly recommend “My Brother’s Destroyer” by Clayton Lindemuth. His distinct writing style, with a unique blend of humor,sarcasm and darkness, will appeal to readers of thrilling suspense and horror and those that love a strong-willed protagonist on a mission.
★ Praise for Clayton Lindemuth ★
Clayton Lindemuth’s works have been smashingly reviewed by Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), Indie Next List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, Seattle Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader, Reader Views, Spinetingler Magazine, Hardboiled Wonderland, various independent best of the year mentions, (Spinetingler and DoSomeDamage, among others). Clayton’s novels Cold Quiet Country and My Brother’s Destroyer have been published in France by Le Seuil, and have been charmingly reviewed by Le Monde, La Croix, Le Figaro.