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by Little, Brown and Company, 15 May 2018. ISBN: 978-0-316-29393-8 (HB)
Inspired by an actual event in the
author’s hometown, this novel recounts the ups and downs in the life of Rob
Barrett, an FBI specialist in interrogations, who is sent to a little town in
Maine years after the disappearance of a man and two women. Barrett
finally reaches a witness who confesses to having participated in the murder
and disposal of the bodies of a man and a woman in a shallow lake.
Unfortunately, when the lake is inspected, the bodies aren’t there.
Barrett insists he believes the confession, but the prevailing view is that it
is unreliable because the confessor is a known liar and drug addict. Moreover,
absence of the bodies where they’re said to be is further proof.
sent to a remote FBI office in the Midwest in disgrace, but the confession
still haunts him. Eventually, he returns to Maine on his own nickel to
find the truth, which, of course, is elusive. The story becomes more complex,
as he investigates more deeply, and the scope widens.
Koryta has written a gripping tale about a grisly murder and cover-ups and
subterfuges to hide a variety of motivations as each layer of the story is
unveiled. It is a novel describing perseverance and investigative
skill. The novel has its origins in a murder investigation which the
author covered for his hometown newspaper as a young reporter, and is
Ko-ree-ta) is the New York Times-bestselling author of 12 suspense novels and
has been translated into more than 20 languages. Michael was raised in
Bloomington, Indiana, where he graduated from Indiana University with a
bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In 2008, he was honoured as a
“distinguished young alumni” by Indiana University, and in 2010 he was named
“distinguished alumni’ by the criminal justice department. Michael’s first
novel, the Edgar-nominated Tonight I Said
Goodbye was accepted for publication when he was 20 years old. He
wrote his first two published novels before graduating from college and was
published in nearly 10 languages before he fulfilled the “writing requirement”
classes required for his diploma. Before turning to writing full-time, Michael
worked as a private investigator, a newspaper reporter, and taught at the
Indiana University School of Journalism. He began working for a private
investigator as an intern while in high school, turned it into his day job in
the early stages of his writing career. As a journalist, he won numerous awards
from the Society of Professional Journalists. Michael and his wife, Christine,
divide their time between Bloomington and Camden, Maine.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them. Ted
passed away suddenly on 13 September 2018.