The Wickies is wicked good. Author Frank Anthony’s novel is a compelling read, with lots of good and bad, laughter and tragedy, murder and mayhem. Every time I figured everything was going to turn out well, another tragedy struck.
Yes, this is a page-turner. The good guys are boyhood friends and include two handicapped kids. Throughout the 566 pages, there are so many twists and turns that you won’t be able to stop reading. It’s a long book, but so good that I read it in two sittings.
As a guy who’s been involved in politics for 50 years, I especially liked the plot around some sinister politicians. Seemed very real to me!
But what will stick with you is the lifelong very-caring friendships of those boyhood friends. Together one night, they witness a murder, and that propels the story all the way to the end of the book.
The Wickies is set in an ocean-side town near Portland, Maine, and you will recognize the places where the story unfolds. I can only wonder, did Frank Anthony gaze out at those islands as he wrote this book?