The Blinds: A Novel
By Adam Sternbergh

The Blinds is a community for criminals. A dusty town in rural Texas for people who aren't aware if they committed a crime or witnessed one. Their minds have been altered and they must live here. If they leave, they could die. 

Sheriff Cooper has worked at the Blinds for eight years. After one murder and one suicide, keeping the peace with his residents become problematic.

Everyone has secrets in the Blinds, including Sheriff Cooper. When a new deputy starts investigating and mysterious outsiders start asking questions, the town starts to unravel. 

This book is one part thriller and one part Western. Not my typical read, but interesting nonetheless. 






Imagine a place populated by criminals—people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead.

     For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.