Early Reviews for The Outcasts
Starred Kirkus Review:
After two novels re-imagining the history of her own New England ancestors (The Heretic’s Daughter, 2008; The Traitor’s Wife, originally titled The Wolves of Andover, 2010), Kent turns her attention to post–Civil War Texas, where law and morality are far more elastic…..A cinematic but refreshingly unsentimental take on the classic Western, starring a woman who is no romantic heroine, but a definite survivor.
Barbara’s Pick, Library Journal:
As historically grounded and perhaps more explosive than her first works, this new offering should be great for book clubs, which have always favored Kent. With a multi-city tour to Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Nashville.
Library Journal Review:
The two story lines race in parallel through the book until they cross paths in a tension-filled scene worthy of the big screen. VERDICT: Kent has built a well-paced story, filled with twists and turns that will surprise most readers. A solid choice for those interested in a Western, a thriller, a historical novel, or even just something new.
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