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Follow Me Down: A Novel by Shelby Foote

Follow Me Down: A Novel

by Shelby Foote

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Luther Eustis runs off with and then murders Beulah, his much younger girlfriend. The book starts with his murder trial and his guilt is not in dispute. What makes this book entertaining are the character studies and back stories of the people who tell the story of this crime in alternating chapters. These chapters gradually reveal all of the circumstances surrounding the murder. We hear from the murderer, his wife, the victim, the murder's defense lawyer, a reporter and others. It was very well written and the narration of the audio book by Grover Gardner was very good. ( )
  fhudnell | Jun 20, 2017 |
I really didn't expect to like this book so much. This reminded me a lot of John Grisham or Stephen King in a way, but it was different also. The first of Mr. Foote's books I've read. ( )
  hredwards | May 3, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679736174, Paperback)

A mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and O'Connor, yet utterly original.

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A stark tale of a crime of passion, Follow Me Down tells the story of Luther Eustis, a respectably religious Mississippi farmer who runs off to a deserted island with a young girl and brutally kills her after a three-week idyll. Why did he do it? And what was there about Eustis that attracted the young girl in the first place? The explanation of Eustis' motives is tangled and far from obvious, and each narrator perceives and reveals only parts and facets of the truth. Bit by bit, the story emerges-with stunning dramatic impact.… (more)

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