Adam Chase is passionate and misunderstood, a fighter. When narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, he disappears for five long years: not a clue, not a trace. Now, he’s back and nobody knows why—not his family or the cops, not the women he left behind. But Adam has his reasons.
When more bodies surface, Adam must unravel a web of deceit and violence so dense it staggers the imagination. Old secrets rise, lives collapse, and more than one person crosses the brink as author Hart probes the timeless, destructive power of deception and vengeance.
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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Down River by John Hart. A powerful, heart-pounding suspense thriller from the unparalleled New York Times bestselling and two-time Edgar Award-winning author of The Last Child and The King of Lies, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned.
“Down River should settle once and for all the question of whether thrillers and mysteries can also be literature.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“If you value Harper Lee, James Lee Burke, Truman Capote, and Michael Malone…it’s time to add John Hart to your bookshelves.”—New York Sun
“Riveting. Down River will sweep you away.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Truly splendid.”—Booklist (Starred Review)
“Nail-biting suspense.”—Raleigh News and Observer
John Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Child and The King of Lies. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, he has also won the Barry Award and England's Steel Dagger Award for best thriller of the year. He was born and raised in North Carolina. For a time he practiced criminal defense law, but left to focus on his writing.
Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner