Oh man! Lullaby Road by James Anderson is definitely one of those edge of your seats type of books that also make you lean all the way back because you have no idea who you could be introduced next or what could happen!
The majority of Lullaby Road takes place over the course of 3-4 days when Ben, a Utah truck driver, is greeted one morning by quite a surprise visitor who he is asked to take care of for a bit. He loads the visitor plus more into his trailer and begins down highway 117. He encounters obstacle after obstacle all while introducing us to the characters who live along this interesting stretch of road.
As he travels and introduces us, he also becomes part of the stories taking place in their lives and tries to help solve their mysteries all while trying to solve one of his own. In the end, some of the mysteries are solved while others are not. That part was a bit difficult for me but I'm guessing he is leaving room to set-up a sequel.
I really did enjoy this book. It's a bit heavier than my typical read but it wasn't so dark that I couldn't handle it. I liked the main character who had turned his life around and was working to help his customers along highway 117 all while reminding them that he didn't take any crap from anybody.
The main storyline that follows the surprise visitor we are introduced to on the first few pages was a hard one for me. Again, I wanted to understand a bit more and the book does leave some of that to the imagination. I also learned after reading that this is a book following The Never-Open Dessert Diner. I may would go back to read that but I didn't feel like the book was impossible for me to follow without it.
If you enjoy suspenseful fiction, I definitely recommend checking this book out. There is a bit of language but it wasn't overwhelming in the book.
**I received this book from Blogging for Books. This is my honest opinion.**