Paul Doiron. Minotaur, $24.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-55847-5
In Doiron's compelling sequel to his debut, The Poacher's Son, troubled 25-year-old Mike Bowditch, a Maine game warden, is still coming to grips with the realization that his estranged father—now deceased—has become known as the state's most notorious murderer. Bowditch finds solace in his job, but when he investigates a car accident involving a deer on a remote stretch of road, the driver, 23-year-old Ashley Kim, from Cambridge, Mass., has disappeared. Later, in an empty house, he finds Kim's naked body, bound with sailor's rigging tape, with the word slut carved into her chest. As Bowditch becomes increasingly obsessed with finding the killer, he puts his already tenuous career in jeopardy as well as his equally tenuous relationship with his possibly pregnant girlfriend. Doiron complements this thriller's decidedly dark tone with introspective existential and spiritual musings and atmospheric imagery (houses in a fishing village "clung like barnacles" around a harbor). 15-city author tour. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/11/2011
Release date: 06/01/2011
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 310 pages - 978-1-250-00159-7
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4272-1653-3
Compact Disc - 978-1-4272-1225-2
Open Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4299-7025-9
Hardcover - 438 pages - 978-1-61173-100-2
Ebook - 181 pages - 978-1-78033-818-7
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