What I’m Reading & Watching On Acorn TV 2/22/21

Last night I began reading John Hart’s “The Unwilling.” I’ve never read his books before, but he is a New York Times bestselling author.

Have you read anything he’s written?

Here is his website.

Book Summary:

Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul. It is written in New York Times bestselling author John Hart’s singular style.

Gibby’s older brothers have already been to war. One died there. The other came back misunderstood and hard, a decorated killer now freshly released from a three-year stint in prison.

Jason won’t speak of the war or of his time behind bars, but he wants a relationship with the younger brother he hasn’t known for years.

Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake. Long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women.

But the day turns ugly when the four encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road. Beautiful but drunk, one of the women taunts the prisoners, leading to a riot on the bus. The woman finds it funny in the moment, but is savagely murdered soon after.

Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason. But when the second woman is kidnapped, the police suspect Gibby, too.

Determined to prove Jason innocent, Gibby must avoid the cops and dive deep into his brother’s hidden life. A dark world of heroin, guns and outlaw motorcycle gangs.

What he discovers there is a truth more bleak than he could have imagined. Not just the identity of the killer and the reasons for Tyra’s murder, but the forces that shaped his brother in Vietnam.

He learns why his brother was framed, and why the most dangerous man alive wants him back in prison.

What I’m Watching: Law & Order UK

Last night I watched the second episode in “Law & Order UK on Acorn TV. I love TV with no commercials.

What It’s About:

Law & Order: UK is a British adaptation of the American Law & Order franchise, one of the most successful brands in American prime time television.

Law & Order: UK is based in London and duplicates the episode format of the original series but with appropriate modifications to more closely resemble the English legal system.

The opening narration is largely the same as that of the American series, but replaces “district attorneys” with “Crown Prosecutors”.



  1. Thanks for the Acorn TV recommendation. We’re looking for a new show and that will fit the bill.

  2. here’s a book you might enjoy. The Widows by Jess Montgomery. Its the first book in a series, based on the real first woman sheriff in Ohio… with fictionalized story. Its really good. I have my name on the ‘hold’ list at our local library for the next book in the series.

  3. I am just about to start this series. I have gone through every Miss Marple, Vera, Morse, etc and thought I might try it. Some of the more recent series I have tried are way too dark for my taste. This one sounds about right.

  4. I just love acorn tv. I haven’t watched regular tv for over three years and have missed Nothing. I’m going to check out John Hart. Thanks.

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