A brainy, dazzling read…
A San Francisco detective discovers an unsettling personal connection to a complicated murder case in Towles’ brilliantly twisty stand-alone thriller. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head, San Francisco detective Kurt Farin is driven by an unshakable intuition to find Genevieve Lucas, an enigmatic woman he saw in his unconscious state. He pairs up with Detective Vaughn, his former partner, and flies to Bainbridge Island to investigate further. But what begins as a simple mission to look into the possibility of Genevieve being a real person soon becomes a dangerous cat-and-mouse game for the pair. The winding thriller unfolds in swiftly paced first-person narration, and Towles successfully installs an air of uncertainty about Genevieve, raising tension and momentum. She gives equal attention to revealing the plot’s surprises and sketching Kurt’s emotional response to the whole investigation. The exquisitely rendered and emotionally complex secondary cast adds depth. Readers will relish Towles’ well-integrated maritime research and atmospheric settings. This solid, propulsive psychological thriller makes for a must-read.
Publisher: Indies United Publishing
ISBNs: Hardback: 978-1-64456-607-7, Paperback: 978-1-64456-608-4
Release date: November 29, 2023
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Price $29.99 (USD) Hardcover, $16.99 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle edition