Forever Man

Forever Man

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by Brian W. Matthews
     
 

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Police Chief Elizabeth "Izzy" Morris enjoys keeping the peace in the small town of Kinsey in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But when her seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing after a school dance and the mutilated corpse of the girl's date is discovered in the nearby woods, Izzy's police skills are stretched to their limits.

Her only suspect is a stranger, a

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Police Chief Elizabeth "Izzy" Morris enjoys keeping the peace in the small town of Kinsey in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But when her seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing after a school dance and the mutilated corpse of the girl's date is discovered in the nearby woods, Izzy's police skills are stretched to their limits.

Her only suspect is a stranger, a mysterious black man with no known past. When a second stranger appears, the investigation stalls. People she once trusted turn against her. The local banker's autistic son begins to know things no one else does. And now something unspeakable prowls the woods.

Joined by three friends and the man she once considered her enemy, Izzy races to find her daughter-and ends up trapped in the middle of a war between an ancient evil and the man who has stood in its way for nearly two thousand years.

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Publishers Weekly
Matthews’s debut, a supernatural thriller with a smalltown ethos, drops a lot of tantalizing hints and brief scares into a story centered around family relationships. Elizabeth “Izzy” Morris, a police chief in Michigan’s rural Upper Peninsula, has to confront dueling personal and professional problems when her daughter goes missing and a local boy is found dead and impossibly mutilated. Her investigations run into resistance from the town’s leading citizen, Jack Sallinen, and she is led first to suspect a visiting musician, Bart Owens, who convinces her that the killer’s real target is Sallinen’s autistic younger son. As more grisly deaths occur, Izzy runs up against another outsider who’s intent on breaking up her marriage and turning colleagues against her. While occasionally excessively dramatic and concluding a bit too neatly, the novel wisely focuses on the human “distractions” who would normally be glossed over in favor of the monster, and it presents their emotional pain and fears in a manner that maintains the suspense throughout. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936564651
Publisher:
JournalStone
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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