Book Review of
The Shadow of a Noose
Young Jed and Tim Strange lost their father to an outlaw’s bullet, and now their mother has succumbed to a fatal illness. Unable to farm their land due to a lack of funds, the twins set out to find their sister—who left home to avenge their father’s death over a year ago.
Farm life hasn’t prepared the twins for the rough-and-tumble cow towns west of Missouri. And before they even begin their search, they’re accused of a murder they didn’t commit. Just barely escaping a posse’s rope, the twins are on the run—wounded, hounded by the law, and desperately seeking the true killers…
This was a good western. I felt that Compton did a good job of sticking to the same momentum of his first book, “Death Rides a Chestnut Mare.” I liked the character’s and the plot. It is a very mindless book that I found fun to read.