Street Light

Street Light

by R. L. Herron


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In his debut novel, "REICHOLD STREET," author R.L. Herron created a powerful coming-of-age tale that dealt with tough issues of family dysfunction, bullying, alcoholism, madness and war. Reviewed favorably by Kirkus Reviews, it won a 2012 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal.

In "ONE WAY STREET," the suspense-filled 5-Star sequel, he followed several of the same characters through the war in Vietnam, depression, love and a murderous stalker.

In the electrifying thriller, "STREET LIGHT," the third book of the series, the characters discover not all evil is found in war. Some of it walks on the streets of home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538068052
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Series: Reichold Street Series , #3
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

R. L. Herron has lived most of his life in Michigan. A National Merit Scholar, he received a degree from Wayne State University (Monteith College) and an MBA from Michigan State. He once worked for some of the world's largest advertising agencies, and enjoyed a long career in public relations and marketing with a Fortune 10 company. Non-fiction publications produced during his career were recognized with several awards, including Gold, Silver and Bronze from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

However, writing fiction was always his secret passion. He submitted his first story while still in high school. He is the author of seven books of fiction, winning Readers' Favorite Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. “Street Light” (June 2015) continues his award-winning “Reichold Street” series.

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Street Light 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BLMacLearn More than 1 year ago
Street Light is the third book in R. L. Herron's Reichold Street Trilogy. Ron Herron is master craftsman at grabbing the reader and transporting them into the story. His first two books introduced us to the Reichold Street cast and followed them into adulthood. The third story picks up where the second one leaves off and moves towards tying up all the loose ends and lingering questions. I was pleasantly surprised by the manner in which the author portrayed the multitude of complex emotions his characters endured—the highs and the lows, while convincingly setting up the climax that would bring about the sad ending to a great series. Well done Mr. Herron!
TopBookReviewers More than 1 year ago
"We first met R. L. Herron and his main character Paul Barrett in Reichold Street. He then brought us One Way Street and now he has completed the trilogy with Street Light. It opens with a disturbing foreshadowing that someone is going to die. Herron starts with an ominous prison scene and introduces us to Micah who has just finished serving his time. He is headed back to Brickdale, his hometown, for some revenge. Herron re-introduces us to the main character, Paul Barrett and provides a summary of the first two novels with Paul’s reflections on life growing up on Reichold Street, the Vietnam War and the love of his life. We find out what his old friends from Brickdale are doing: Janice; Randy and Donnie. Paul promised to keep in touch, but time moves quickly and, before you know it, months have gone by with no contact. Herron builds the story well, as always, and we see an even darker side of Brickdale this time with the addition of Micah’s storyline throughout. It’s common for good neighbourhoods to turn bad and things have changed. Sometimes the most innocent people get hurt. Paul is invited back for a celebration in his hometown and everyone is together again. As always, when the crew gets together something crazy happens. I was hoping that Herron would continue writing this storyline and he has delivered! He has an eloquent way with words and conveys a dichotomy of an unbelievable story and yet it is totally believable. One of the great things about Street Light is that Herron re-caps what transpired in the first two novels. This is beneficial for anyone who has not read the first two books in the series or has taken a hiatus in between them. The potential for spin offs with different characters in the series is wide open and, hopefully Herron will continue. He is definitely solidifying his mark with a number of diverse novels and has come into his own as an author." TBR-TopBookReviewers
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite Street Light by R.L. Herron is the third book in the Reichold Street Trilogy. It also happens to be the first book in the series that I have read. Street Light is sort of a follow up book of all the events that have occurred in the first two, yet it also contains its own events. Not having read the first two books in the Reichold Street Trilogy, I was a little lost at first, but R.L. Herron was quick to fix that by revealing pieces of major events that occurred in the earlier books. The Reichold Street Trilogy follows the lives of a group of friends from their teenage years, through Vietnam, and a deadly stalker. In Street Light, the Reichold Street gang thought they had finally escaped the person that was trying to ruin their lives. Little did they know that evil has many faces and they are not safe on their own territory. I found Street Light hard to put down, especially after R.L. Herron revealed a little of what happened in the other books. I especially liked how R.L. Herron gave each character’s perspective by having every chapter told by a different character. My favorite character was Donnie, just because he was lovable and seemed to have lost the most. The friendship that the group had was amazing. I found myself regretting that I have never had a lifelong friendship like them. R.L. Herron has made me want to read his previous books in the Reichold Street Trilogy, just so I can make sure I get the full story. If they are anything like Street Light then they are great. I recommend everyone to read Street Light, but my advice is to start with the first book, Reichold Street.