Hollis is a gifted songwriter, who gives his songs away for peanuts to his ex-girlfriend, who is now both rich and famous. You see Hollis has a physical deformity, a hunchback, that has caused him to recede from life. But when The Poison Flood of toxic chemicals hits his small West Virginia mining town, he is forced into the spotlight.
I enjoyed my time in Hollis’ life. Sometimes disasters force a person to do what they were meant to do all along. However, The Poison Flood is better placed in the literary fiction genre. The mystery within it seemed like an afterthought rather than the main focus of the book. 3.5 stars!
Thanks to G. P. Putnam’s Sons and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for my honest review.