Killer Nashville Book of the Day

“The Replacements” by David Putnam / Reviewed by Hillary Martin

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Dave Putnam
Dave Putnam


The bleeding house is only the first of a whirlwind of plot twists author David Putnam uses to lead the reader through a compelling and not so easily discernible story in his novel “The Replacements (Bruno Johnson)“.

Bruno Johnson, an ex-detective fugitive from Los Angeles, is hiding from everyone, including the FBI in Costa Rica. But nothing is what it seems. Johnson is not a fugitive in the way one would normally expect. This brash, now beach-bar drink-slinger with a past, has a soft spot for saving abused children.

How many people have seen a child in distress and wished that they could give them happiness? Johnson takes it to another level, and illegally houses abandoned and troubled children until a serial kidnapper forces him back to L.A. where he will risk life in prison to save three children kidnapped by a youngster he tried to rescue in the past.

The Replacements” is a book that reels you in with the hope of a happy story, but first drags you along the rocks of despair. It shows the reader that even through trials and heartache, one can still come out strong and righteous.

Readers looking for a book that will excite their senses and pull them in fiercely should look no further then “The Replacements. It will solve your woes.

Hillary Martin’s interests include writing, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is currently working on a few writing projects.

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