5 Stars for Into This River I Drown by T.J. Klune #MM #Mystery @dreamspinners


Title: Into This River I Drown
Author Name & Publisher: T.J. Klune (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 25, 2013 – 400 pgs


2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Gay Romance

Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, who drowned when his truck crashed into a river. All called it an accident, but Benji thought it more. However, even years later, he is buried deep in his grief, throwing himself into taking over Big Eddie’s convenience store in the small town of Roseland, Oregon. Surrounded by his mother and three aunts, he lives day by day, struggling to keep his head above water.

But Roseland is no ordinary place.

With ever-increasing dreams of his father’s death and waking visions of feathers on the surface of a river, Benji’s definition of reality is starting to bend. He thinks himself haunted, but whether by ghosts or memories, he can no longer tell. It’s not until the impossible happens and a man falls from the sky and leaves the burning imprint of wings on the ground that he begins to understand that the world around him is more mysterious than he could have possibly imagined. It’s also more dangerous, as forces beyond anyone’s control are descending on Roseland, revealing long hidden truths about friends, family, and the man named Calliel who Benji is finding he can no longer live without.

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   What can say about this book… All feelings and crying this book pulled out of me.  I just can’t even put into words how much I loved this book!
   Poor Benji I just can not even imagine everything he had to go through.  He loved his father so much and you could feel how deep he hurt after losing him. I don’t not even know how many times I cried while reading everything he felt, all his pain.
   Then there was Big Eddie his dad.. How much he loved his wife and son and to die like he did.  Even now just thinking about everything that happened in this book I am crying again.
   Cal what can I say about Cal…Who could not love a big burly ginger haired angel who’s love for Benji was so beautiful.
   I can honestly say I do not ever remember crying as much as I did while reading a book like I did with this one.  T.J. Klune he can write humor that can have you laughing so hard there are tears in your eyes and he can write serious books that have you crying so hard. Because he draws you into his story on the edge of your sit, not being able to put the book down.. Needing to know what happens next.
   There was also a twist in this book and WOW!!! I never saw that coming and when it did my heart hurt for Benji so much!!! I will not say what happened just that I would never have seen that coming.
   So I will leave this review with you will need a box of tissues while reading this, because OMG the feels with this book!  I would definitely 100% recommend this book!


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When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.

He lives with a neurotic cat in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. It’s hot there, but he doesn’t mind. He dreams about one day standing at Stonehenge, just so he can say he did.


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