The married couple in Carousel Court, Joe McGinniss Jr.'s Southern California hell novel, are knocked around as if in a pinball machine. Their belief in themselves and expectations of success are demolished by the housing mortgage crisis. They wind up in a wasteland of foreclosed houses and abandoned homes. They turn viciously on each other. But their ruthlessness to survive energizes the kind of novel the Bookworm rarely enjoys – a thriller that you can't put down and keeps you up all night reading.
Joe McGinniss Jr: Carousel Court
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