True Detective [NOOK Book]

Overview

The True Detective, Gil Dulac, is a small town police investigator who sees his sleepy city of Portsmouth, NH, being infested with a sexual pathology that, in its breadth of depravity, is breaking out like a pandemic.

It’s no surprise to Dulac then, when a twelve-year-old boy turns up missing. Child abduction grips the city, along with Dulac’s obsessive sense of justice. ...

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True Detective

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Overview

The True Detective, Gil Dulac, is a small town police investigator who sees his sleepy city of Portsmouth, NH, being infested with a sexual pathology that, in its breadth of depravity, is breaking out like a pandemic.

It’s no surprise to Dulac then, when a twelve-year-old boy turns up missing. Child abduction grips the city, along with Dulac’s obsessive sense of justice. Now, as the clock winds down on a horrifying reality, Dulac must use his wits, his resolve and his deepest life experiences to recover the boy alive.

In the spirit of Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood, Weesner takes the reader deep into the conflicting desires and motivations of a broken family, a sexually confused perpetrator, and an immensely complex investigating detective, to create a lightning-fast literary thriller that is both powerful and heartbreakingly realistic.

Weesner’s, unflinching insight and master storytelling combine to create a rare breed of novel: An absolute page-turner that rises to the level of great American literature.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This beautifully written novel about residents of an Illinois milltown during the Depression is sometimes a bit sentimental, yet as appealing as an unfolding melodrama can be. The marriage of Jeremy and Deborah Cole has been paralyzed by Jeremy's grief over the death of their infant daughter. They remain together but lead separate lives. He is a steel-worker moved by management's cruel treatment of his fellow workers to support a developing labor movement. She is involved in exploring her relationships with her grandmother and family, including a long-shunned aunt, turned away because she converted to Catholicism. Butler (On Distant Ground is splendid at describing scenerya horseradish field dotted with flowers, for exampleand events, and the novel is pervaded with a wistful sense of loneliness. But as Jeremy attempts to avengesingle-handedlythe workers' problems and Deborah heroically reaches out to renew their marriage, the author yields to an ending that tugs too openly at the heartstrings. (March 13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938231094
  • Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 677,393
  • File size: 971 KB

Meet the Author

Theodore Weesner, born in Flint, Michigan, is aptly described as “Writers’ Writer” by the larger literary community. His short works have been published in the New Yorker, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly and Best American Short Stories. His novels, including The Car Thief, Winning the City and Harbor Light, have been published to great critical acclaim in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Magazine and the Los Angeles Times to name a few. Weesner is currently writing his memoir, two new novels, and an adaptation of his widely praised novel—retitled Winning the City Redux—also to be published by Astor + Blue Editions. He lives and works in Portsmouth, NH.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

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    Very
    depressing book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Excellent read

    Felt like the author was actually IN each characters head. A heartfelt and moving story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    The editorial review (above) talks about a town in Illinois. Th

    The editorial review (above) talks about a town in Illinois. That is why I bought it. I live in Illinois. Wrong review. I haven't finished THE TRUE DETECTIVE, not sure if I will considering the review about it being depressing.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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