A true crime writer and his photojournalist ex-lover uncover the hideous slaughter of an entire family. The murder has been undetected for fifteen years and the hunt for the killer leads the writer Frank Corso halfway across the country and through a history of violence, terror and bloodshed. A good fast paced read!
An interesting tale of murder in a small town. I was entertained because I live in Avalon, WI - the site in the story. Overall good story.
pretty good book- am looking for others by same author
This is an amazing book, but it's hard to describe why.... The crime and the criminals are different from anything you've ever read before. The painstaking investigation and chase are fascinating, as layer upon layer of what has gone before is revealed, making the whole picture more complete, more chilling, and more fascinating. I really enjoyed this book.
Unlike most of GM Ford's Frank Corso novels, this one is not set in Seattle. He should have stayed home where he is most familiar. OK but not up to the quality of those set in the Emerald City.
This was my very first Ford book. It was a great read that turned me into a fan of his work!
A chilling suspense novel!!
Some surprises, and some questions not directly answered so you could figure some of the details yourself. Enjoyed it, but I'm a big fan of the Leo Waterman series by the same author so they are still my favorite.
Seeking shelter after an SUV accident in tiny, blizzard-racked Avalon, Wisconsin, Corso discovers the bones of Eldred Holmes and his sons shoved beneath an abandoned barn. Neighbors thought the family had moved away 15 years before; instead, its males had been murdered. Bargaining with Avalon's sheriff to stay free of the Texas authorities, Corso agrees to investigate these killings. The solution may lie with Eldred's wife, Sissy, an exotic seductress whose skeleton isn't among the pile, and whose deliberately obscured--and bloody--trail leads the author and Dougherty to a slain nun in Pennsylvania, a family-destroying fire among isolated hill folk in New York, and a desperate, deadly ambush in northern Michigan. It doesn't take the rangy Corso long to realize that he's dealing with a protean and controlling killer, immune to remorse.