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Dry Bones in the Valley

Dry Bones in the Valley

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571320646
Published
02/04/2015
9780571320646
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
288

About the Book

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul.

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the dual encroachment of fracking companies and drug dealers bring money and troubles to the area. As a second body turns up, Henry's search for the killer opens old wounds and dredges up ancient crimes which some people desperately want to keep hidden.

With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman immerses readers in this changing landscape. In these derelict woods, full of whitetail deer and history, the hunt is on.

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul. In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the dual encroachment of fracking companies and drug dealers bring money and troubles to the area. As a second body turns up, Henry's search for the killer opens old wounds and dredges up ancient crimes which some people desperately want to keep hidden. With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman immerses readers in this changing landscape. In these derelict woods, full of whitetail deer and history, the hunt is on.
  • Tom Bouman

    Tom Bouman is a former book editor and musician who lives with his wife and daughter in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“A corpse is discovered on a recluse's land, leading Officer Henry Farrell into a murder investigation the likes of which he could never have dreamt of ... A blazing debut that's seen [Bouman] compared to greats such as Cormac McCarthy and Elmore Leonard.”
- SHORTLIST
“'An elegiac debut that brings pastoral America to life as surely as if it were written by William Faulkner... It is a tour de force and Bouman brings texture to every person he describes and every event that punctuates their lives.'”
- Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

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