Wasted Letters by Skot Harris #LGBT #GayFiction #Thriller #Review

Wendy reviews Wasted Letters (Neon Darkness Trilogy Book 4) by Skot Harris. (Self-published September 15, 2020, 223 pages)  A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

To read the review for Neon Darkness (Neon Darkness Trilogy Book 2) click here.

To read the review for Suddenly Alive (Neon Darkness Trilogy Book 3) click here.


In 1970, before deploying to Vietnam, quiet Conrad Burke meets freewheeling Travis Reid in a Detroit record store. Their deep but complicated friendship spans the next three decades. Through music . . . letters . . . war . . . marriage . . . and murder.

(A unique prequel/sequel companion to The Neon Darkness Trilogy, Book 4)

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My first thought after reading this book was omg, imma need some time to wrap my head around what I just read. Skot Harris is the King of dark, psychological thrillers!

This book is a companion to The Neon Darkness trilogy.  I didn’t even know I had more questions after reading ‘Suddenly Alive’ but turns out that yeah, I did. Once again Skot Harris led me through a dark, deep story in such a way that I  didn’t know where we were going until the very end. What a ride! Did I mention that this book was deep and dark? It was also sweet and beautiful and humorous.

I adore all the characters, even the ones who are monstrous. Sometimes on both the outside and the inside, sometimes not so much. Hopefully we won’t ever know people like this in real life so I enjoyed having a peek into the minds and thoughts of his psychotic boys. I was astounded by the rippling effect that the events in the story had.

As with the other reviews, I won’t go into a synopsis. I don’t want to ruin a minute of this book for you by giving spoilers. The writing is flawless, smooth and flowing. Very realistic. There were so many feels. I ugly cried more than once while reading.

10/10 Points of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars

Skot Harris grew up near Detroit and spent the last 20 years touring the globe as a backstage coordinator for many famous rock bands and artists, from Linkin Park to Neil Diamond to Drake. He’s utilized his degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan by turning his experiences into storytelling, his lifelong passion. He’s obsessed with pop culture, mysteries, and romance, all of which fill the pages of his novels.


Insta: @skotharris

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