By John Rector
2012 overseas mystery Award Nominee
Jake Reese is a writing instructor at an American college. He lives in a small brick Tudor just about campus together with his paintings patron spouse, Diane. His lifestyles is quiet--even usual. And he likes it that manner. however it wasn’t constantly quiet. In Jake’s far away prior used to be a lifestyles at the streets, causing harm and soreness on extra humans than he can count number. And now anyone from his previous, it sort of feels, has come searching for him.
A uncooked, gripping mystery concerning the expense paid for earlier sins, John Rector’s 3rd novel is a stay twine that crackles with the depth of a guy who has not anything left to lose. while males assault Jake in a car park and bring to an end his ring finger, he attempts to brush aside it as an unfortunate case of being within the incorrect position on the fallacious time. but if occasions take a extra sinister flip and Diane is going lacking, Jake is aware he can not conceal from the reality. As he embarks on a challenge to discover his spouse, he realizes his darkish previous is refusing to stick buried, and that his destiny is ready to spread in methods he may by no means have imagined.
With taut and brooding prose, Rector paints an impressive portrait of a reformed man’s sluggish descent right into a lifestyles he inspiration he had walked clear of without end. because the depth turns into virtually insufferable, the speed accelerates and the suspense applies an unrelenting, vicelike grip, as Already Gone hurtles towards its final explosive climax.
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