Pitfall

Pitfall Review

Fifteen-year-old Sparky Graves has been plagued by adversity all his life. Orphaned as a baby, he has been raised in a home where his adoptive brother Kal can do no wrong and Sparky is blamed for every misdeed. The reality, however, is that Kal is a cruel and manipulative bully whose escalating torment leaves Sparky with no choice: he has to run away.

After hitchhiking cross-country, Sparky finds a safe haven in the unlikeliest of places. On a dusty roadside in Southern Utah, the young man is taken in by Alfred Briggs, an elderly widower in desperate need of a farmhand. The two soon form an unbreakable bond, and for the first time, Sparky feels hope—until his past catches up with him. There has been a murder in his hometown, and thanks to his brother, Sparky has been named the prime suspect. With his photograph all over the news and a manhunt underway, Sparky must rely on the help of his new friend and a young lady who has also come to help Alfred as he fights to prove his innocence and free himself from the grasp of his malevolent brother once and for all.

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  • Mara

    Another great suspense/thriller from Clair Poulson. I was so absorbed in the story I finished it in less than two days. Orphaned at a very young age, you'd think Sparky Graves would be considered one ...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

    This book is intense! Right from the beginning, a tale is told about two brothers, one is a good boy who gets blamed for things he didn't do. The other is a manipulative evil boy. The magnitude of hat...

  • Ann Topham

    Left an orphan at a very young age, Sparky is adopted by the Graves family. His older adoptive brother is a bully and learns to be extremely manipulative and lies to make Sparky look like the bully. H...

  • LaRee Sutherland

    Two Brothers in OppositionSparky is orphaned at age 2. The family who fostered him eventually adopted him. He had an older brother, Kal, who bullied Sparky his whole life, but the story always was man...

  • Kristin Peterson

    I have recently started reading books by Clair Poulson and I have to say this is another great suspense novel! I love how he writes the story from many different character's perspective, it gives insi...

  • Sonja

    Another good read from one of my favorite authors....

  • Emily Flynn

    OH MY! This is a story. The twists and turns and pure psychopathy kept me engaged and on edge which is what I am looking for in a good suspense. I found myself with the same level of tension I would h...

  • Karen Perry

    Good clean, suspense novel. The story travels back and forth across the mountains from Kansas to Utah. The jealousy of one brother toward another causes loss after loss for his family, but Sparky, the...

  • ?Richelle

    Language - NoneViolence - Non-graphic mild/moderateRecommendation - HighClair Poulson is one of those authors that I will read simply because it is his work. I've lost count of the number of books by ...

  • Gail

    This was one of the best stories from Clair Poulson - some real heart rending issues to listen to and know that things like that are happening today - an adopted boy with a sweet heart and desire to h...