November Road by Lou Berney

November Road

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out.A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is ex...


Details November Road

TitleNovember Road
ISBN9780062663870
Author
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Thriller
Rating

Reviews November Road

  • Will Byrnes
    1970-01-01
    “With every decision we create a new future,” Leo said. “We destroy all other futures.” ---------------------------------------- If it’s a fair fight, Barone learned early on, you’ve screwed up somewhere. November Road is a page-flipping, compulsive read that will pull you in and hold on until it lets your lapels go and you fall to the floor in a heap, checking for damage. Frank Guidry’s got it made. A lean thirty-seven-year-old New...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    "Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out."Frank Guidry is a loyal lieutenant in the New Orleans mob who dropped off a car very near to where President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. Was it a coincidence or was the car part of the assassination plan? Now Frank has been asked to get rid of the car. Is this a set up or a means to an end? Either way, Frank knows too much about the crime and is expendable. As those with any knowledge of t...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    I love historical fiction but I wasn't entirely sure if a thriller style plot about JFK's assassination was going to be my thing. I'm pretty picky when it comes to choosing thrillers but thankfully there were enough regular fiction elements to the story so it didn't feel like it was guns and violence the entire time. Adding in a story line about a mother with two young daughters really gave the book a nice balance. Frank Guidry is a street lieute...
  • Cheri
    1970-01-01
    ”Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dearAnd it shows them pearly whiteJust a jackknife has old MacHeath, babeAnd he keeps it, ah, out of sightYa know when that shark bites with his teeth, babeScarlet billows start to spreadFancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babeSo there's never, never a trace of red“Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huhLies a body just oozin' life, eekAnd someone's sneakin' 'round the cornerCould that...
  • Brandon
    1970-01-01
    Career criminal Frank Guidry is sent to Dallas to retrieve a getaway car that was to play a part in the assassination of President Kennedy. The car wasn’t used, so Frank is tasked with retrieving it from the scene of the crime and dumping it into the ocean so that a link cannot be established back to Frank’s boss, Carlos. Fearing he may be killed following the disposal of the vehicle, Frank heads west for Las Vegas, looking to Carlos’ rival...
  • Dan Radovich
    1970-01-01
    This is my first Berney novel, and if his earlier works stand up to this one, DAMN I have been missing some quality writing. The dawn of a new era is beginning as Berney's tale starts. JFK has just been assassinated and Frank Guidry is sent from New Orleans to Dallas to pick up a car that was to be used in the getaway. He knows he will not make it back to The Big Easy alive. While he heads West to escape to Las Vegas, he meets Charlotte and her t...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    1970-01-01
    "'With every decision we create a new future,' Leo said.  'We destroy all other futures.'" *The assassination of President John F. Kennedy changed the course of American history and most everyone alive on November 22, 1963 can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.There have been countless conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy's death and the events that took place on that day in downtown Dallas, Te...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    1970-01-01
    There are only a handful of seminal events that, decades later, really until the end of one's days, one can remember with piercing acuity where they were when it happened -- the assassination of John F. Kennedy was such an event. Not a person in my generation can forget the searing affect November 23 and the succeeding days had on them. It formed a demarcation which, as with 9/11 later on, forged indelibly a "before" and "after." To many there re...
  • Jim
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to the publisher, William Morrow, for the advanced reader edition. I always give an honest review regardless of how I got the book - purchase, library, friend or publisher.I have not previously read any books by LOU BERNEY nor had I even heard his name before. I am really happy to have now read this terrific noir mystery, NOVEMBER ROAD. In the notes I took while reading it, these comparisons came to my mind - Raymond Chandler, Sam Spade, B...
  • Ron S
    1970-01-01
    Book marketing/publishing/selling seems to be something becoming specialized and aggressive in this age of apps, tags, social media, algorithms and multiple formats, to a point of almost hysterical stridency. Every book has to be labelled and pitched as one thing or another: Women's Fiction, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Inspirational, Urban Christian etc.,. I don't see any value in rehashing the synopsis of November Road, which is easil...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    1970-01-01
    Ever since reading and loving The Long and Faraway Gone (My Review), I've been waiting on Lou Berney's next book. I'll come right out and tell you, this book was terrific and did not disappoint. I love that it was set in the time period of the 1960s, especially with the Kennedy Assassination as a backdrop. The way Berney writes, you just feel you're there. The story begins in New Orleans with Frank Guindry, a handsome, shady, arrogant street li...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    1970-01-01
    I enjoy a modern noir and blurbs from Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman convinced me to give this one a try, even though I'm not always excited about the hitman-chases-reformed-bad-guy story. What caught my eye about this one was not Frank, the mobster on the run when he knows too much and his boss wants to cover his tracks, but Charlotte, the escaped housewife who crosses his path. At first when I started to read, the book was almost too much. 1960...
  • Denise
    1970-01-01
    "With every decision we create a new future, Leo said. "We destroy all other futures." An important statement and one that will stay routed within the pages of this thrilling, cat and mouse chase within an organization known as, The Mob.It's a heart-pounding, deeply atmospheric read that will hook you from the start. It's riveting, raw and sharp in its delivery.Berney has created a face-paced, spine-chiller of a story based in and around The Kenn...
  • Staci
    1970-01-01
    The Kennedy assassination is only a catalyst for this entertaining, fast-paced story. I was immediately and completely sucked into 1963 – atmospheric, indeed.Frank Guidry, a tough guy who works for Carlos Marcello (the godfather of the New Orleans mob) – and who can only be described as endearing – finds himself to be a liability where he was once an asset. He’s just trying to keep himself alive by staying one step ahead of Marcello’s p...
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    Frank Guidry is a handsome, charming, well-liked guy. He is also a career criminal, working for a New Orleans mob boss. When he is ordered to go to Dallas, to retrieve and dispose of a powder blue Eldorado, all hell breaks loose. It turns out the date is November 23rd, 1963 and things are red-hot in that fateful, Texas city. Frank finds himself on the run and like everyone else involved in this deadly scenario, he is highly disposable. He some ho...
  • Hayley Stenger
    1970-01-01
    I chose this book as a botm pick and was excited to read it, but I found it disappointing. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it did not have the JFK tie, I felt that was unnecessary and it could have been written without it. I also thought several characters were randomly introduced and taken out without explanation or backstory. Ultimately, I was disappointed with the novel.
  • SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted*
    1970-01-01
    Loved it,highly recommend.
  • Bonnie Brody
    1970-01-01
    I have never been a big fan of conspiracy novels though I really like a good mystery or thriller. Thus, my relatively low review of this book should take into account my personal preferences. It just may not have been the right book for me.The novel starts out in 1963 New Orleans. President John F. Kennedy has just been murdered in Texas and most of the country is mourning this tragedy. Frank Guidry, a trusted member of the mob is enjoying himsel...
  • The Real Book Spy
    1970-01-01
    As the country searches for answers following the assassination of JFK, two individuals searching for a new beginning cross paths and take an instant interest in one another. Frank Guidry learns the hard way that when it comes to the criminal underworld, everyone is expendable. After years of serving Carlos Marcello, a prominent New Orleans crime lord, Frank’s usefulness has finally run its course. Then again, so has everyone else’s, as those...
  • Viccy
    1970-01-01
    In 1963, Frank Guidry had it made. All the bell captains and good-time girls in New Orleans knew who he was. He was the go-to guy for Carlos Marcello, a fixer for the mob. Two weeks before November 22, Guidry dropped off a powder blue Cadillac in a parking lot in Dallas. On November 23, Guidry was sent to Houston to dispose of a sniper, a rifle with a scope, and a powder blue Cadillac. And then Guidry figures out he knows too much about Carlos’...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    Although Lou Berney’s NOVEMBER ROAD is not at all like his award-winning THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, this is sure to be another winner for him. It is his writing style that will get you now just as it did then.Charlotte is unhappy with her life and Frank wants to simply stay alive. They’re both on the run when they meet. They interact for a short time, so short that Charlotte’s children don’t even remember much of it 40 years later.My only...
  • David Putnam
    1970-01-01
    Great read. I would not pass this one up. It is going to be an Edgar Award contender. This one's going in my top ten for the year.I tried to read Berney's last two books even gave one of them three shots at it because it won every award out there and for some reason I just couldn't drop into it. This book is set in 1963 and starts out in New Orleans and moves across the country. When the book opens the main character does something despicable, a ...
  • Debbi DuBose
    1970-01-01
    THE NOVEL: NOVEMBER ROAD BY LOU BERNEY IS AN INTRIGUING LOOK AT THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION. IT'S BOTH CHARMING AND HEARTBREAKING; AND DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2018!This is the story of a man and a woman who are both running away from their old lives, when fate intervenes to bring them together. Frank is determined to leave the New Orleans Mob after he dumps the getaway car used by Oswald. He's sick and tired of the life, and k...
  • Jaime North
    1970-01-01
    A thousand times yes. Such an interesting twist on history. The writing was amazing. Loved loved loved Charlotte and Guidry’s characters. Would recommend to anyone.
  • Laurel-Rain
    1970-01-01
    Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America—a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out.A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry has learned that everybody is ex...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    "Get rid of the Eldorado. And then get rid of the man who got rid of the Eldorado. Get rid of the man who knows about Dallas.”“that first bullet in Dallas turned everything around.”A November day it was, a month of one particular murder that shook the world, one Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m was the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.Carlos Marcello was once known as The Godfather and...
  • Pam Carmichael
    1970-01-01
    Well folks this is a new author for me and wow. The book is called November Road by Lou Berney and I need to read his other books now!!! Where do I begin, do you like Mob stories? Well you will after this one. Not on the level on The Godfather but just as interesting. Man in Mob, man in trouble, woman with two little girls and a dog, what could go wrong? Everything!! Can't say too much because I would give away the story, just take my word for it...
  • Melike
    1970-01-01
    I thought I was not going to like this book when i first started it and then it took me over by its fast pace and incredible plot. I couldn't stop turning those pages to find out how it ends. Lou Berney wrote a brilliant crime novel with JFK's assassination as the backdrop. The characters he created were fascinating. The whole time I felt like I was living through all of it with them. I really hope this book is made into a movie, it would make an...
  • KC
    1970-01-01
    While the country grapples with the death of JFK, two strangers, each running from their pasts, stumble into an unlikely relationship. Long time criminal Frank Guidry and charming mother of two Charlotte Roy inadvertently embark upon a life altering journey together. In the midst of a conspiracy behind the assassination of one of our most beloved presidents, an unexpected and truly remarkable love story unfolds. This novel is not to be missed.