Black Water Rising - Attica Locke

Black Water Rising

By Attica Locke

  • Release Date: 2009-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings


Attica Locke—a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire—delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller)
Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel)
The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist)

“A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, and action-oriented plot.... Attica Locke [is] a writer wise beyond her years.”
— Los Angeles Times

“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced... akin to George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane....  Subtle and compelling.”
— New York Times


  • Good book

    By kchidress
    Definitely worth reading. I felt like it was similar to John Grisham's books. Twists and turns with some excitement t. I enjoyed it.
  • Boring

    By 1pinkslipper
    Don't waste your $1.99. If you want to learn about the landmarks and streets navigation of Texas then you'll love this book. Slow plot, no meat!!!!