Five years after fleeing to New York in the wake of a murder acquittal, Adam Harston returns to North Carolina and to a hostile family, only to find himself trapped in the middle of a new case of violence, greed, family secrets and murder as the people around him begin to die and he becomes the prime suspect in the crimes. Reprint. An Edgar Award winner. 75,000 first printing.
John Hart's second crime novel may even surpass his debut, THE KING OF LIES, for psychological depth, pathos, and dark brilliance. Adam Chase was nearly convicted of murder based mostly on the testimony of his stepmother. Now, five years later, he returns to his North Carolina hometown and is forced to face his family, most of whom still believe he's a murderer.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Mystery + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Human Qualities + Behavior, Family + Friendship
- March 12, 2013
- March 29, 2011
- John Hart