Masters of Suspense Book Club

Down River

Join us at Baldwin Boettcher on July 7, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of Down River, a mystery by John Hart.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Summary follows:

Adam has a violent streak, and not without reason.  As a boy, he saw things no child should see, and the trauma left him a passionate and misunderstood 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.  He disappears for five years and fades into the faceless gray of New York City.  Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops or 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 innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted.  Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back:  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.