From the day Caitlin vanishes the lives of her family members are irrevocably altered, each assuming blame for that day's tragic events. As the initial days of hope are replaced by weeks of anxiety and despair, they find themselves increasingly isolated, each wondering: Is she still alive? Will we ever know what happened?
Pursuing every angle and refusing to surrender the belief that his daughter is still alive, Caitlin's father struggles through the mountainous terrain, prodding both his son and the local authorities to keep up the search. It is through a most unlikely source, however, that they finally find an answer, in a climax that is stunning in both its execution and resolution.
Written with precision and elegance, Johnston captures characters' emotions, divergent thoughts, and moments of bleak loneliness as they search for answers. Descent is both a taut and gripping thriller and a work of outstanding literary merit, a combination of great story and beautiful writing that is certain to garner comparisons with the work of such bestselling writers as Cormac McCarthy and Dennis Lehane.
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Finely-tuned language which gets the Rockies and mid-West voices right, the voices in this audio recording are first rate, appropriately worthy of the excellent novel by Tim Johnston. Essentially a crime story, the author’s memorable characters jolt and stumble towards a believable resolution, where heroism has unexpected sources.
This one kept me sitting in my car long after I got home to keep listening. It took some "long routes" from time to time, but it was great over all. It did leave a few cliff hangers. How did the relationship between "the boy" and his parents end? Could someone forgive their parents for treating them so shabbily? It's really well read, as well. Great narrator.
I loved that this is a gripping thriller but not a lot of gratuitous violence, The characters are well developed and it kept me on the edge of my seat.