'A SUSPENSE MASTER' STEPHEN KING
Every crime has consequences.
Every town has secrets.
A young girl is killed by a drunk driver. Shaken by the tragedy, the local community wants justice.
It doesn't matter that the accused is only a kid himself. When he's given a soft sentence, the outcry reaches fever pitch.
Under siege from threats of revenge, theboy and his desperate family hire Private Investigator Cal Weaver to trace the senders. But in a town full of suspects, it could be anyone...
There is so much more to this case than meets the eye. Weaver wonders what he's missing - and if he'll piece the puzzle together before more blood is spilled, including his own...
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Brian Gaffney, a confused young man who was picked up by the police wandering around downtown Promise Falls, has a strange tale to share with Det. Barry Duckworth, in bestseller Barclay's outstanding fourth thriller set in the upstate New York town (after 2016's The Twenty-Three). Brian has no idea where he has been for two days, and someone has tattooed a threatening message onto his back. Meanwhile, PI Cal Weaver has recently returned to town, and one of his first clients, Madeline Plimpton, wants his advice on how to safeguard her 18-year-old great-nephew, Jeremy Pilford. Jeremy is receiving death threats via revenge websites because he received only probation after being convicted of killing a young woman while driving drunk, based on the defense that he was too pampered to know right from wrong. Barclay adroitly blends themes of internet vitriol and simmering societal rage with a taut plot full of sly hints, unexpected twists, and red herrings. With access to both investigations, readers can make some connections before the characters do, but Barclay has surprises in store for readers and his leads alike.)