Down River

Down River

Book - 2007
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Adam Chase is passionate and misunderstood, a fighter. When narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, he disappears for five long years: not a clue, not a trace. Now, he's back and nobody knows why--not his family or the cops, not the women he left behind. But Adam has his reasons.

When more bodies surface, Adam must unravel a web of deceit and violence so dense it staggers the imagination. Old secrets rise, lives collapse, and more than one person crosses the brink as author Hart probes the timeless, destructive power of deception and vengeance."Down River" is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007.
ISBN: 9780312945664
0312945663
9780312359317
0312359314
Characteristics: ix, 325 p. ;,25 cm.

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nancy180
Oct 17, 2014

Some flashes of William Lashner, READ this book. All of John's books will keep you up all night so read on the weekend.

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spt24
Dec 12, 2012

two time edgar award winner John Hart wrote an amazing book, do yourself a favor and read it.

BookEnthusiast Sep 21, 2011

A different genre for me, but I liked the intrigue and tempo. It kept me interested and up late at night trying to finish.

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DeltaQueen50
Jul 07, 2011

If you are looking for a strong, plot-driven mystery with lush descriptive phrases set in a moody southern atmosphere, chock full of family secrets, revenge, and loyalty, then Down River by John Hart could be the book for you.

Adam Chase returns to his Northern Carolina home some five years after being acquitted of murder and tossed from his family. His stepmother was the prosecution’s star witness. His step-brother and step-sister don’t seem all that thrilled to see him, and his father appears to want everyone to just forget what happened in the past. He returns to help a friend, but also he longs to put things right with his family again. Almost from the first minute of his return things start to go wrong, and when Adam discovers a corpse, he comes to the realization that things will never be right again until all the family secrets are revealed.

John Hart combines good story-telling with excellent character development. Each character has his own distinct identity, and the story flows smoothly. I really liked that this book didn’t end with everything wrapped up neatly. As in real life, there were some ragged ends, hurt feelings, and family obstacles to overcome. The author took his time with this story, slowly putting each piece in place, until the end, which came quickly and kept me glued to the page. All in all, a very good story.

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nipper
May 14, 2011

great book.......murder mystery family in north carolina......enjoyed the writing, story twists......

RutHut Feb 18, 2011

recommended by Barb Sullivan

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nhoj
Nov 15, 2010

Writes a really good mystery

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