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From the author of The Killing, a stunning new standalone thriller set in the far reaches of the Venetian Lagoon...
Author Tom Honeyman has locked himself away on a tiny, remote island in the Venetian lagoon in the hope of finding the inspiration to save his career. Instead, he has an unwanted intruder, and a threatening deadline. Tom made his money naming the killer in a vicious murder in his home town Prosper in upstate New York. But the individual who’s infiltrated himself onto Tom’s island says he fingered the wrong man. Without access to the outside world, no phone, no internet, no means of escape, Tom must write a new book naming the real villain… or lose his life.
Thomas Honeyman, the hero of this taut thriller from Hewson (the Nic Costa series), made his name and fortune with a true-crime bestseller that claimed to have solved a horrific murder. In 2008, someone locked high school art teacher Mia Buckingham and her 16-year-old student, Scott Sorrell, inside a cabin in Prosper, N.Y., before dousing the building with gasoline and setting it on fire. Honeyman identified firefighter Jorge Rodriguez as the killer, but Rodriguez died in a shoot-out with police before being formally charged. Years later, Honeyman travels to Venice to start a new book dealing with unanswered questions about the killings. But soon after his arrival, the author gets a call from an unidentified man, who claims he's abducted Honeyman's daughter, Lauren, and threatens to murder her if Honeyman doesn't write a new book within four days identifying the person really responsible for the Prosper murders. Hewson does a good job balancing action and characterization. Readers who appreciate nail-biting suspense will be satisfied. (Self-published)