Down River

  • Publsiher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 02 October 2007
  • ISBN : 1429920238
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 202 voters

Download or read book entitled Down River written by John Hart and published by Minotaur Books online. This book was released on 02 October 2007 with total pages 336. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.

Book Excerpt : Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everything that shaped him happened near that river.... Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder.... John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, "There hasn't been a thriller as showily literate since Scott Turow came along." Now, in Down River, Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness. Adam hase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood---a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons. Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted. Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge. A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned. Praise for John Hart and The King of Lies "Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary." ---Rocky Mountain News "A top-notch debut. Hart's prose is like Raymond Chandler's, angular and hard." --Entertainment Weekly (grade A) "A gripping performance." ---People magazine "A marriage of carefully crafted prose alongside have-to-keep-reading suspense." ---The Denver Post "A masterful piece of writing." ---The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) "A gripping mystery/thriller and a fully fleshed, thoughtful work of literature." ---Winston-Salem Journal "The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire." ---Pat Conroy "John Hart's debut . . . is that most engrossing of rarities, a well-plotted mystery novel that is written in a beautifully poetic style." ---Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding." ---The New York Times Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

Down River

Down River
Author: John Hart
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Relase: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 1429920238
GET BOOK

Downriver

Downriver
Author: Will Hobbs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Relase: 2012-07-10
ISBN: 9781442445482
GET BOOK

Down by the River

Down by the River
Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Relase: 2002
ISBN: 9780684853437
GET BOOK

Down by the River

Down by the River
Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Relase: 2004-01-08
ISBN: 0743244575
GET BOOK

Down River

Down River
Author: Karen Harper
Publisher: MIRA
Relase: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 9781426847608
GET BOOK

Down by the River

Down by the River
Author: Andrew Weiner
Publisher: Abrams
Relase: 2018-03-06
ISBN: 9781683352839
GET BOOK

Downriver

Downriver
Author: Heather Hansman
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2019-01-23
ISBN: 9780226432670
GET BOOK

Down River

Down River
Author: Karen Harper
Publisher: MIRA
Relase: 2017-12-18
ISBN: 9781488095887
GET BOOK

Down by the River

Down by the River
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: MIRA
Relase: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 9781459256651
GET BOOK

Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River
Author: Scott Hamilton,Stuart Kells
Publisher: Text Publishing
Relase: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 9781922459459
GET BOOK

The Hush

The Hush
Author: John Hart
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Relase: 2018-02-27
ISBN: 9781250012296
GET BOOK

Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Bantam
Relase: 2011-01-26
ISBN: 9780307785305
GET BOOK

Downriver

Downriver
Author: Heather Hansman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Relase: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 9780226432700
GET BOOK

Down the River

Down the River
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Penguin
Relase: 1991-01-30
ISBN: 9780452265639
GET BOOK

Down a Dark River

Down a Dark River
Author: Karen Odden
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Relase: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 9781643858708
GET BOOK