Darryl's Reunion

Darryl's Reunion

by John B Wren

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Darryl's Reunion is the story of a young boy, killed in his first year of high school. His murder goes unsolved for nineteen years. The interest of the town's newest detective is drawn because it is an unsolved murder and peaked when he finds out the victim's intended graduating class from the local high school is holding it's fifteenth year reunion. Detective Ian McLarry meets with the reunion committee and begins asking questions. "We know who did it," claim the committee members, "We just can't prove it."
As detective McLarry begins his investigation, one of the committee members begins their own plan to find justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988937130
Publisher: John B Wren
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Darryl's Reunion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carine Engelbrecht for Readers' Favorite At the heart of Darryl's Reunion by John B. Wren lies the tragedy of the boy that never graduated. For a bright, but bullied young kid, the start of high school could present an opportunity to re-invent himself with new friends and new activities or a re-acquaintance with the tyranny of old adversaries. Unfortunately, geeky Darryl Zamanski never got the chance to find out which it could have been as his life is violently cut short just a few weeks after the school term began. For nineteen years his killing remains the one unsolved mystery that haunts the small Virginia town of Vaneksburg. Then a new cop arrives and decides to take a shot at one of the county's coldest cases. But the cop, Ian McLarry, is not the only one stalking the unpunished killers of almost two decades ago. Someone else is on their trail and that person has a different agenda altogether. From the remnants of high school memories and unfinished business, Darryl's Reunion by John B. Wren weaves a tale that is part murder mystery and part psychological thriller as past chases present with terrifying consequences. The author finely balances the evidence of the past with a shadow play that takes place in the present, and will keep you guessing from chapter to chapter. You will love this story, if you have ever rooted for an underdog or applauded an unlikely champion. Will justice be served or will revenge win the day instead? Sorry, no spoilers. As a mystery and a thriller, the book succeeds in hooking the reader with effective plotting and just the right degree of foreshadowing to cultivate suspense.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Cold Case Murder In A Small Town A young teenager was murdered 19 years ago. Darryl was beaten and punched, a cattle prod was even used. No one was ever charged. Detective Ian McLarry is a new detective, transferred from a large city to a small town where things are a whole lot quieter. It's so quiet that Det. McLarry decides to look at some cold cases ---- Darryl's case being one of them. As his boss would say ... Ian is a bulldog... gets his teeth set and won't let go. The high school's reunion is coming up and now seems to be the time to introduce himself to people who knew Darryl. I like Ian McLarry ... he's patient and kind, but thorough in his investigation. He comes to really like so many of the people he meets in this small town. During his preliminary questioning, it comes to his attention that most people think they knew the killers ... four bullies who tormented Darryl every chance they got. A lot of these people, in one way or another, wished these killers would get the justice they deserved. A barn fire .. blown to bits by dynamite....four bodies found inside .... shackled and very, very dead. Has justice been served? The book is an easy read. It's written in a very precise form, easy to follow. The clues are there if the reader pays close attention. There are a few surprises along the way. The ending was not what I had expected ... but it totally fit with everything that came before. The author has a couple of other books and I'm sure I'll be checking into them soon. The author graciously furnished the book to me in exchange for an honest review.
AisForAutism More than 1 year ago
What better backstage to a murder mystery than the high school class reunion setting? This thriller/mystery goes back to high school where a bullied boy is murdered and no one is ever charged. Rumors flow through this small town as to whether classmates or a random stranger travelling through are responsible for this horrific crime. Travel to the present where there's "a new sheriff in town" working this cold case when another more horrific case happens. How will this detective investigate both crimes while dealing with the reunion committee of the first victim's crime? Grab this book for a summer read and enjoy journey through mystery, suspense and a touch of a love story. The police interviews were a bit overboard for me, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters, plot and setting.