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The River Sorrow
The River Sorrow
Author: Craig Holden
ISBN-13: 9780440217305
ISBN-10: 044021730X
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 420
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
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It was ok. I got bored with it by the end. Story of a Dr. who has a past of drug abuse and recovery. Some characters get involved with his clinic and it brings him back to some of the "characters" he knew in his "druggie" days. It is suspenseful, but I didn't really care whodunit by the might!
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At thirty-four, with hair left long as a reminder of a rougher time and place, Lancaster has resettled in Morgantown, a small Midwestern City on the banks of the River Sorrow. Lancaster is a man with a past everyone knows: A doctor who became an addict, beat his habit, and got a rare second chance at his career and his life. He's grateful, hardworking, and dedicated...and he's about to find out just how easily someone can blow it all away. That someone may be Morgantown police detective Frank Brandon, an old-timer who believes his gut instincts are never wrong. Now those instincts are telling him that Lancaster is somehow connected to the murder of John Doe...and to the killings that are starting to happen with a brutal regularity to people Lancaster knows. Shadowed by police, changed forever in the arms of a mysterious young woman, Lancaster must risk his career and his life to follow the body-strewn trail in hope of clearing his name. And in a sudden convergence of past and present, Lancaster makes a shattering discovery - one that could lead him out of this nightmare...or back forever into the sweet, deadly dream-state of addiction.
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differant a thriller but with a twist
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good book
gotchagal avatar reviewed The River Sorrow on + 97 more book reviews
He was haunted by his past, plunged into a nightmare of murder, memory and desire...One powerful surprise after another. A highly original, haunting thriller. A drama, a thriller & a survival story all in one.

The doctor cannot forget the image earlier tonight of a burn victim in his emergency room, try as he might. No rest for him tonight, or tomorrow. The killings have begun and he's caught up in it all.

As a medical student, Lancaster shared a dusty college apartment with a woman who shared her desire with a white powder. As a result, he lost everything; then slowly won it back again. Now his past floods back before his eyes--in a man's seared flesh, in the arms of a mysterious young woman, in the probing questions of a good cop who caught a bad break and suspects Lancaster is not who he seems.

Suddenly Lancaster has no choice but to run--into the arms of his weakness and disgrace, into the past that almost destroyed him, into a corrupt and deadly plot that flows like a river of tears.

It keeps you reading, keeps you wondering and keeps you wanting to learn the rest of the story contained in this well-written, good book.
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The cover on this is not in the best condition, very bent.