Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home Book Summary

The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird: Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who's gone missing - but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target
9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark.

Darren Matthews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage.

An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas - and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson.

Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself.

Attica Locke proves that the acclaim and awards for Bluebird, Bluebird were justly deserved, in this thrilling new novel about crimes old and new.


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  • Paromjit

    Attica Locke's sequel to Bluebird, Bluebird is simply phenomenal, confirming her growing stature in the field of literary crime, although I do recommend reading the first in the series before reading ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***This is the second in the series about Texas Ranger Darren Matthews, the follow up to the hugely successful “Bluebird, Bluebird”, the Hwy 59 series.This book is every bit as go...

  • Liz

    Wow! Talk about timely. Darren Matthews has been working on a Texas Ranger task force investigating the Aryan Brotherhood. But there’s about to be a changing of the guard in Washington. There’s a ...

  • Diane S ?

    East Texas, racial tension amidst the furor of white supremacy. A place Darren gladly left in Lockes last book, though he left many secrets there, secrets that could cost him everything. Now he is bei...

  • Michelle

    4 stars. Definitely an improvement (for me) from Bluebird, Bluebird.Update: I'm revising this review for the 90th time today. I decided the quote needs to go at the top of this because it is brilliant...

  • Krista

    Rating: 4 shining East Texas starsThis is the second book in Attica Locke’s ‘Highway 59’ series. Her first book in the series, Bluebird, Bluebird totally blew me away with the plotline and the e...

  • Brown Girl Reading

    Attica Locke has come back with a bang in Heaven My Home. The story is totally engrossing and you'll definitely have trouble putting this book down. I finished it off in é days. Following Darren and ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Heaven, My Home picks up a short time after the conclusion of Bluebird, Bluebird with Texas Ranger Darren Mathews back to work after his suspension is lifted -- but this time behind a desk.  He's try...

  • Esil

    Heaven, My Home is the second in this excellent series by Attika Locke. This mystery is set in Texas and features Darren Matthews, an African American Texas Ranger. This one focuses on the disappearan...

  • Cindy Burnett

    Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is back and in more than a little trouble of his own making. Struggling personally with his relationships with his mother and his wife, Darren is unhappy with his job (to ...