Side by Side by Jenni L. Walsh

Side by Side

"A deftly researched, compassionate rendering of Bonnie Parker, one of the most fascinating women in recent history. With great empathy and skill Walsh portrays Bonnie's collision course with disaster, allowing us to ride shotgun all the way. And what a compelling ride it is!" - Ariel Lawhon, author of I Was AnastasiaTexas: 1931. It’s the height of the Great Depression, and Bonnie is miles from Clyde. He’s locked up, and she’s left waiting,...

Details Side by Side

TitleSide by Side
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherForge Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Side by Side

  • Chanel Cleeton
    Compulsively readable, Walsh’s prose hooks you from the beginning as Bonnie and Clyde come alive for the reader, their exploits leaping off the page. Atmospheric, action-packed, and richly detailed, Side by Side will delight historical fiction fans.
  • Kathleen
    I loved Becoming Bonnie, and so I was really excited to get the opportunity to read an advance copy of Side by Side! It’s definitely a worthy follow-up to Becoming Bonnie, picking up the story shortly before our heroine (our anti-heroine?) and her man start their infamous crime spree. The author has done such a good job with character development that even while Bonnie and Clyde are wreaking havoc and waving weapons around, you still feel for t...
  • Robin
    Intensely eventful, this sequel to Bonnie Parker's life details her crime spree with Clyde Barrow. Although the action never seems to stop, it also feels a little repetitive at times, like the entire book is just Bonnie and Clyde, and sometimes a few others, going around in circles, both literally and not. That's not a criticism, just a description of how crazy their crime spree was.Popular view tends to paint the picture of Bonnie and Clyde on s...
  • Elise Hooper
    Full of charm and sly humor, SIDE BY SIDE tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde’s slide from lovebirds to jailbirds—and what an action-packed story it is! Vivid storytelling and a few shots of humanity breathe new life into this notorious duo. This book should be on everyone's "most wanted" list this summer.
  • Linda Zagon
    “Side by Side” by Jenni L. Walsh is an intriguing, captivating, intense, suspenseful adventure packed novel. Jenni L. Walsh has written an amazing descriptive vivid story about the lives of Bonnie and Clyde. The Genres for this story are Fiction, and Adventure, based on Historical Fiction. The timeline of the story starts in 1931 Texas during “The Great Depression”.The author describes the colorful cast of characters as complex and compli...
  • Brie Garza
    I read the first three chapters via an offer in the author’s newsletter, and devoured them, just like I did with Becoming Bonnie! I have already preordered my copy of Side By Side and cannot wait for its release date! The author does an amazing job of portraying these once-real ‘outlaws’ on paper! ❤ I read the first three chapters via an offer in the author’s newsletter, and devoured them, just like I did with Becoming Bonnie! I have ...
  • Marisa
    i absolutely loved this novel. last summer jenni walsh's BECOMING BONNIE gave the backstory to one of the most welm known duos in the American lexicon. SIDE BY SIDE gives the reader an inside look at the story we know but the motives we dont. heart stopping, heart breaking and its heart about love. dont miss this story of bonnie and clyde
  • Megan Herman
    This book is a page turner! Even if you know the story of Bonnie and Clyde, this book takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions (with TONS of non-stop action!) as you watch their journey unfold. Throughout the book, as Bonnie shares her love for Clyde, and how they dream of a better (crime-free) life together, I so badly wanted to see how their story ended. Can they change their ways? Have a happy ending? Even if you know how their story migh...
  • Jessica Strawser
    In this (long-awaited, in my case, even though I was fortunate to get a chance to read this early!) follow-up to her memorable debut BECOMING BONNIE, Jenni L. Walsh takes readers on a joyride with Bonnie in the story's driver's seat, careening from hope to despair, from spectacle to tragedy, from complacency to guilt. History may have already written her lovesick protagonist’s ending, but Walsh's sharp wit and keen imagination fill in the blank...
  • Michelle
    Picking up where Becoming Bonnie ended, Clyde is being released from prison at the beginning of this book.Did you read Becoming Bonnie? I highly recommend it. I give that book a bit of an edge over this one because it was happier. In the first book, we are given a fictionalized background for Bonnie before she met Clyde. It’s only at the end of that book that she’s fallen for Clyde. So, in that story, the storyline is about Bonnie and about t...
  • Margie Shaw
    Side By Side by Jenni L. Walsh is a novel about the life and times of Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a dramatic tale told mainly from Bonnie’s point of view. It was an interesting read as I had heard of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow but didn’t really know too much about them and their wild, crazy, exploitive lives. I can tell from reading that the author must of put an awful lot of thought and research into this before writing the book. I found it...
  • Meghan Masterson
    I loved Jenni Walsh's riveting first novel, Becoming Bonnie, about the early days of Bonnie Parker, and counted down until I could read the sequel. In Side by Side, Bonnie and Clyde are at the height of their notoriety, and the thunder of gunfire, the suspense of desperate car chases, and the fierce passion and loyalty between the famous couple kept me glued to the pages all the way to the last one - which, thanks to Walsh's deft and honest writi...
  • Nickie Brunner
    This was good! I really enjoyed the first book and was excited to find out there was a 2nd one. This one got into their life of crime which is what I thought would be in the first. Learned a lot about Bonnie and Clyde, appreciated the author note at the end as well.
  • Vera
    Won a copy of this. Years ago, had watched the very old b/w movie. Book goes into lots more details. Can tell the author put lots of time into research for the book. If you like me and had seen the movie, might enjoy the book.
  • Crystal King
    Side by Side is a followup novel to Walsh's debut, Becoming Bonnie, but if you haven't picked that one up yet, never fear, this action-packed novel about Bonnie and Clyde stands on its own quite well. The story spans the two years that the infamous duo and their gang were on the run, following them across the states as they robbed banks, stole cars and tried to find a place where no one knew who they were. Bonnie and Clyde's love was a dangerous,...
  • Amy Poeppel
    Jenni Walsh has done it again with this fast-paced crime-spree novel about the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. On the run in states from Texas to Missouri to Kansas to New Mexico, these two spend two years robbing gas stations and banks, stealing cars, taking hostages, and growing ever-more committed to each other along the way. Their urgent need to keep moving in order to evade police combined with their charming desire for a normal, settled life res...
  • Randee Green
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.SIDE BY SIDE by Jenni L. Walsh (published June 5, 2018 by Forge Books) is the follow up to BECOMING BONNIE. The novel picks up a couple years after BECOMING BONNIE ends. Clyde Barrow is suffering in prison, and Bonnie is determined to get him out. Once Clyde is released, Bonnie and Clyde try to begin a new life together. But nothing seems to work out. Prison nearly broke Clyde, and he can’t get ...
  • T.
    I received a free ARC courtesy of the publisher through a Goodreads giveaway. This did not affect my review. While I did not read the first book, Becoming Bonnie , I felt that Jenni Walsh gives enough information in the beginning to help the reader catch up. Walsh breathes life into the legend of Bonnie and Clyde and shows a human side of them that is rarely seen. She does not glorify their crimes, but reveals the gritty, dirty side of being fu...
  • Adriana Arrington
    A superbly-told tale of bad decisions, unhealthy love, and consequences. Even though most readers know where Bonnie & Clyde's fate ultimately leads them, Walsh takes you on an emotional journey where you'll likely find yourself wishing history had taken a different turn for the duo (I know I certainly did).Speaking of history, it's obvious that the author did a massive amount of research to write this novel. Everything from Bonnie's voice to the ...
  • Carolyn Menke
    Side by Side has a special place on my shelf, where only my favorite books go. After racing through the pages of Jenni L. Walsh's notable debut, Becoming Bonnie, I couldn't wait to climb into the backseat of Clyde's next Model T, and take that ride with them-and what a ride it is! Walsh deftly brings to life the untold story of the infamous duo. It's well researched, rich with emotion, and tragically beautiful. Right from the start, I was there, ...
  • Barbara
    I was transported to the world of Bonnie and Clyde, and even though they are committing crimes all over the middle of the country, in the novel Side by Side, you get the see a human side to these people. Reading historical fiction, like this, you get a glimpse into what their life may have been like and what prompted them in their crime spree. I really enjoyed this book. There is a prequel to this novel that does not necessarily have to be read f...
  • Rebecca
    I had read the authors previous book - Becoming Bonnie - had really enjoyed it, and so was thrilled to get a copy of this to read. I was not disappointed. I read this in one sitting, couldn’t put it down. Even knowing the ending the author worked story so sympathetically and cleverly I couldn’t help but hope against hope for a happier outcome. The characterisation was nothing short of brilliant, I felt like I lived every scene and action alon...
  • Margaret
    Side by Side begins with Becoming Bonnie and I highly recommend starting with that book first. Becoming Bonnie introduces Bonnielyn Parker and gives a clear picture of who she is and what makes her tick. Side by Side begins as she is now known as just Bonnie not Bonnielyn (or Saint Bonnielyn - gotta read the story).I love books that take me to another place and time, when you get a good sense of the time and era the characters are living through....
  • Amy
    Bonnie & Clyde. For most of us, we know some portion of the story of this young couple and the trail of violence they left in the wake of robberies and their sensational end. In Side-by Side, Jenni L. Walsh puts you in the midst of it all - the car rides across multiple states and multiple crimes - the conversations about the "grand plan" to get enough money to just disappear and grow old together on a farm - in Bonnie's head as she's processing ...