Set in July 2003, Maple Springs, Missouri, is going to be the site of a frightening tornado. Within Everyone Dies Famous, author Len Joy introduces readers to three men who will find themselves working together, but not all surviving the events to come. This story is one that highlight just how uncommon and diverse every person’s life is no matter where they live.
With a month-long drought impacting the small town that Dancer Stonemason, a long-forgotten hometown hero, will be moving to after the death of his eldest son he will find himself in a situation that will grow more and more dangerous. Now that he’ll be with his younger and more dependable son, he must also work to close out his now deceased son’s business. He can’t do this alone and hires Wayne Meisrow, an Iraq War Veteran, who will be learning a secret that he never expected. These two men will find themselves trying to right old wrongs and seek revenge while the storm in Maple Springs builds.
The first thing that struck me about this book was the title. Before I even read anything more about this book I thought this was just such a clever introduction to the story. With characters who all seem to feel as though they have been forgotten or not respected in a certain way, this title perfectly encapsulates the idea that in death your life can completely change. The end of the book is full of the drama and trauma of the storm finally hitting the storm. This is a good read for anyone who enjoys slower burn stories that just have simmering drama below the surface. You can pre-order your copy of Everyone Dies Famous today.