By John Rector
2012 foreign mystery Award Nominee
Jake Reese is a writing instructor at an American collage. He lives in a small brick Tudor with regards to campus together with his paintings purchaser spouse, Diane. His lifestyles is quiet--even usual. And he likes it that means. however it wasn’t regularly quiet. In Jake’s far away earlier was once a lifestyles at the streets, causing harm and pain on extra humans than he can count number. And now somebody from his previous, it kind of feels, has come searching for him.
A uncooked, gripping mystery in regards to the cost paid for earlier sins, John Rector’s 3rd novel is a stay cord that crackles with the depth of a guy who has not anything left to lose. whilst males assault Jake in a carpark and bring to an end his ring finger, he attempts to push aside it as an unfortunate case of being within the unsuitable position on the flawed time. but if occasions take a extra sinister flip and Diane is going lacking, Jake understands he can now not disguise from the reality. As he embarks on a challenge to discover his spouse, he realizes his darkish earlier is refusing to stick buried, and that his destiny is ready to spread in methods he might by no means have imagined.
With taut and brooding prose, Rector paints a powerful portrait of a reformed man’s gradual descent right into a lifestyles he inspiration he had walked clear of eternally. because the depth turns into virtually insufferable, the speed speeds up and the suspense applies an unrelenting, vicelike grip, as Already Gone hurtles towards its final explosive climax.
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Already Gone by John Rector