Read The Blinds Online Free - A blistering thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of Shovel Ready—a speculative modern Western with elements of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, and the Coen brothers that is wickedly funny, razor-sharp, and totally engrossing
Imagine a place populated by criminals-people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime, or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead.
For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.
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August 01, 2017
Will I remember what I did?
But will I know that I’ve forgotten it?
So I’ll know I did something bad, but I won’t know what it was.
You’ll know you made the decision to come to this place.
“this place” is the town of caesura, known colloquially by its residents as "...
September 10, 2017
Cooper is the Sheriff, one of the original eight who came to the town of Caesura, a town hidden away in the Texas panhandle. Many have come after him, men and women who were chosen to go to this town, their past lives erased, new identities given. They do not remember what they have done,who they...
September 13, 2017
Somewhere out in the vastness of west Texas is an entire town with amnesia.
Officially it’s called Caesura, but the locals refer to it as The Blinds. The residents are either criminals or witnesses in hiding because all have undergone a process which removed their personal memories, and none remem...
September 18, 2017
"He sat her down at the folding table in the intake trailer and explained to her the rules of her new home. No visitors. No contact. No return. Then he taught her how to properly pronounce the town's official name–Caesura, rhymes with tempura, he said–before telling her not to worry too much abou...
October 17, 2017
My curiosity was piqued in the first chapter. The more I read, the more interested I got. It finally reached a point where I kept thinking “This is really good” followed immediately by “Please don’t let this go south.” This is one of those rare books that makes me describe what’s going on to my h...
September 10, 2017
It's all a mystery. There's a well known saying, and one that's apt for this book because not only does it have actual criminal mysteries within it, each character within it is also a mystery, even to him or herself. That's because this book takes place in Caesura--rhymes with tempura--Texas. It'...
June 01, 2017
So I finished this in 2 days... you may not think that's impressive but I also worked 2 doubles both of those days.. In other words I could not put this down. It wasn't a perfect novel but it was damn good... I can't wait to read more of his stuff.
September 24, 2017
I enjoyed the two cyberpunk thrillers in the author's Spademan series and would be happy to read more of those. However it's nice to see that he is not a one-note author and has written a different kind of thriller this time. This one is fast paced with a lot of action at the end.
The Blinds is a...
August 23, 2017
The Blinds piqued my interest right away with its compelling premise: a secret town in rural Texas, populated by dangerous criminals whose memories have been wiped of their wrong-doings. Here, they have a second chance at a new life, knowing that if they ever try to leave, they'll likely end up d...
August 01, 2017
Good Lord this book is addictive. I could not put it down and raced through it in a day. Fans of Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines trilogy will eat this one up. Fast paced, heart pounding, and absolutely fascinating. Best premise for a book I've seen in a long time. 4 stars.