"The first time Jude Allman died, he was eight years old." That's what I call a great opening line for a novel. What makes it even better is that all of the subsequent lines deliver on the hope contained in that first sentence --- the hope that the rest of the book will prove to be as strong as its beginning. What makes it astonishing is that this is T.L. Hines's first novel, and like a musician with perfect pitch, he hits each note --- the critical elements in a novel --- with the precision and instinct of a master.
First, there's the riveting and genuinely suspenseful plot. Jude Allman has died three times and l