SharesLarge Print - 1996
Frank White was a good cop convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Now he has done his time and is back in Dallas trying to start his life again. The best thing he has going for him is his budding relationship with Meg Carpenter, a teacher at a posh North Dallas school for rich, pampered young girls. The worst is Darla Bern, a former prisonmate with a sensational figure who is determined to get Frank involved in a kidnapping/ransom plot she sees as her chance to beat the system. His refusal becomes meaningless, however, once he realizes who the victim is. After that, he is trapped himself. Moving from Dallas society to Texas trash, William Gray writes with equal wit and insight about the movers and shakers and those who prey on them, as well as about the little guy just trying to get by. In Shares, Gray, long a favorite of the critics, has created a story that will appeal to all segments of the reading public, not just mystery fans but anyone who enjoys a clever tale, told with style and great intelligence, involving characters who immediately grab the reader's interest.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1996.
Characteristics: 529 p. (large print) cm.