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Down River
Down River
Author: John Hart
Hart surpasses his bestselling debut, The King of Lies (2006), with his richly atmospheric second novel, which offers a tighter plot, more adroit pacing and less angst. — Five years earlier, Adam Chase was arrested for murder, largely on the basis of his stepmother's sworn testimony against him. He was acquitted, but nearly everyone, including hi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312359317
ISBN-10: 0312359314
Publication Date: 10/2/2007
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 11
I thought this author's debut novel "King of Lies" was excellent but "Down River" is even better. A very well-written and gripping story that was very hard for me to put down. It has well developed characters, betrayal, and the dysfunctional family drama that always draws me in. I love the way this guy writes and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
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Helpful Score: 11
Down River is one of those books that once you start reading, it's hard to put down. It is full of plot twists, great characters, heroes and villans, deceit and violence. As the secrets are revealed the plot thickens until you just have to know what's next!
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Helpful Score: 10
Couldn't put it down. Explores the emotional turmoil and baggage of a North Carolina family. john Hart has created characters that are complex and very human. The plot line kept me engaged the entire time. Really satisfying read.
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Helpful Score: 9
This one of the best books I have ever read. The characters and plot are so well developed that you feel their every emotion. The twists and turns are constructed in such a way that when you must put the book down, you find yourself still thinking about them. This is the first book I have read by John Hart. I'm going to order another right now!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a page turner, with a wonderful twist in the end. A story about perseverance and believing in one's self when no one else does!
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This is the 2nd book of John Hart's that I have read and enjoyed. Hart delivers another thriller of profound insight and psychological complexity. An Edgar award winning novel. I'm adding his name to the list of my favorite Southern contemporary writers.
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I enjoyed this one much more than his first book. It had a surprising plot, solid characters and terrific writing. It was definitely an absorbing, fast read. I will be keeping an eye out for any future works of his, especially if his books keep getting better and better like this!
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I thought "The King of Lies" was a very good book but "Down River" was so much better.