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Down River
Down River
Author: John Hart
2008 Edgar Winning Novel Down River. Everything that shaped him happened near that river?.Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder?.John Hart?s debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, ?There hasn?t been a thrill...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312677381
ISBN-10: 0312677383
Publication Date: 4/26/2011
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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myanniecat avatar reviewed Down River on + 218 more book reviews
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.
bothrootes avatar reviewed Down River on + 207 more book reviews
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!
reviewed Down River on + 13 more book reviews
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.
superscrapper avatar reviewed Down River on + 5 more book reviews
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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reviewed Down River on + 600 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Down River on + 636 more book reviews
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.
gamaw avatar reviewed Down River on + 99 more book reviews
I am reading this book right now and it is one of the best books I have ever read. You immediately feel like you are in the middle of the story. Excellent. I cannot put it down.
LivingInPurple avatar reviewed Down River on + 43 more book reviews
Loved it! I found the story line engrossing and at times did not want to stop reading this one. This is the 2nd of John Hart I have ready and I already have the 3rd one waiting for me.
spiritedbabe59 avatar reviewed Down River on + 106 more book reviews
This John Hart's second novel and the second one I've read (although I'm reading them in reverse order it seems.) He's a great storyteller - draws you in at every turn. While I had some things figured out near the end, I didn't have the whole picture and was surprised - which was good. I really like how his characters have more than one dimension - like all of us do. :) Highly recommend.


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