Talton applied the Page 69 Test to the latest David Mapstone Mystery, High Country Nocturne, and reported the following:
I have always found this question fascinating but never more so than with High Country Nocturne.Learn more about the book and author at Jon Talton's website.
On page 69, one of the most critical turning points in the story begins a short fuse to detonation. In many ways, the novel can be defined by “before” and “after” this moment. I will not quote for fear of spoiling. What I will say is that a casual reader ought to be intrigued and then hooked by skimming this page, or they won’t like the book at all.
My Book, The Movie: High Country Nocturne.
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