In this gripping novel, Don Winslow tells the story of Billy, a young man struggling against insurmountable odds. Born into poverty and violence, Billy finds himself in prison by age eighteen. But he doesn’t give up; he fights for survival every day until one fateful event changes everything. Suddenly free but still labelled a criminal,Billy must rebuild his life – and do so under the watchful eye of corrupt cops who want him back behind bars. With unyielding courage and faith in the power of friendship, Billy sets out to create a new future for himself – no matter what the cost may be.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who has ever faced insurmountable odds. It is a story of hope and courage in the face of impossible circumstances.
- Gripping story
- Inspiring characters
- Well written
- The book may be too violent for some readers.
- The ending may be disappointing to some.
- Billy’s struggles can be heartbreaking and difficult to read about at times
Learn more about the author
Don Winslow is the author of eighteen books, including The Power of the Dog and The Cartel. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, screenwriting, and novels. A former trial lawyer and criminal defense investigator, he lives in California.
“A powerful and moving story of one man’s determination to overcome overwhelming obstacles.”
“5 STARS! This book is a triumph. It is at once an unvarnished depiction of the criminal underworld, and also a sensitive exploration of the human heart.”
“Winslow paints an unforgiving, yet realistic world of violence and retribution. Billy is a sympathetic character who’s easy to root for despite his flaws.”
“It’s rare for me to find a book that I can’t put down, but Free Billy was one of them. Don Winslow tells the story of an underdog who never quits in spite of insurmountable odds, and I found myself rooting for Billy all the way. This is a powerful novel about the human spirit and its ability to overcome any obstacle.”