“Dear Daddy: It’s been a year tomorrow. A whole long and sorrowful year gone by, and I still looked for you to be at the kitchen stove tonight, a cigarette propped between your lips, and a scowl set in deep around your eyebrows ..."
The alleged suicide of heroin king Jimmy “Sugar” Thomas has a lot of the locals in the backwater town of Mount Bloom asking questions. And the fall-out from his death has his only daughter delving – albeit unwillingly – into the spirit world and running from some harsh allegations made by her current love interest. Is it possible to have loved someone for a lifetime and still not have known him at all? Nicola Thomas is searching for the answer to that question while striving to maintain a status quo façade; and her life only grows more complicated when she joins a testosterone-driven fire department, takes in the local Bad Child, and falls in love.
"Sugar Man's Daughter is an uncompromising atmospheric character study of the nature of modern day greats like Cormac McCarthy, Dennis Lehane and Stephen King." "I was instantly hooked once I began the book! The writing was great and truly a work of art!"
"This is a writer who doesn't sugarcoat anything, and it pays off in creating a memorable, utterly human world that everyone can relate to. If you related to the characters in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, you will do the same with the characters in this novel."
"I will tell you... nobody writes a sentence or turns a phrase like Lucy Crowe."
"This novel is beautifully written, suspenseful and engaging...I warn you, you pick this up, Lucy's writing style will addict you. Writing so extraordinary it should be illegal."
"'Sugar Man’s Daughter' is a compelling mixture of genres – a mystery/romance/ghost story... The prose is lucid and dreamy... I recommend this book but be warned: Give yourself some time. When you start it, you will have a hard time putting it down."
"Very well written. Real characters and real storyline!"
"The entire story was incredibly fluid and left me with the desire to finish it in one setting! ...If you have the chance, pick this up!!!!"
"'Sugar Man's Daughter' is novel that features gritty realism and extraordinary characters, written in outstanding prose that borders on poetic.
"Lucy Crowe can write! Her characters come alive on the page, and she involves all the reader's senses in her scenes. One doesn't merely follow the plot of the story, but lives it. " "Lucy Crowe's prose is beautiful - fluid, descriptive, original, yet Sugar Man's Daughter is a gritty story. The main character, Nicola, has known her share of hardship; has known the underbelly of society. Her story and Crowe's prose are captivating."
"I'd recommend Sugar Man's Daughter to anybody interested in an emotional, raw, and wonderful read!"