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Review of Callie, a thriller.
December 7, 2017
The novel "Callie" by Bill Thompson is a skillfully put together thriller. Thompson weaves the apparition of a civil war era girl into the modern tale of a broke young single woman who inherits a run down antebellum mansion in Louisiana. He does it without letting the supernatural crowd an inherently suspenseful plot. I love thrillers like Randy Alcorn's "Safely Home" and John Buchan's "Prester John," and "Callie" is a good one.
The mansion fronts on the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. A corrupt lawyer uncle covets the property and stalks the protagonist Callie to get it. Callie finds a high school friend, Mark, who steps in to help her defend her property.
Is the uncle really the scoundrel he appears to be? Is Mark the friend he seems to be? When you read Callie you tread a spooky path toward the answer. I had a hard time putting the book down, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I supplied Mr. Thompson my research about how to challenge a biased judge in Louisiana. That did not affect my enjoyment of the book except that when I finished reading it I was pleased to have had a minor part in its writing.