Monday, 3 February 2014
From A Dead Sleep - John A. Daly
There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. When his claim is met with doubt and mockery from the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. He hopes to find redemption and the truth---but sometimes the truth is better left unknown.
I was asked to review this for Netgalley. I tried to understand the characters of this story, from the simple Sean Coleman who's a kinda drunk and a bit of a bloke who cried wolf too many times, but the final time was meant to be taken seriously. I disliked the sheriff (his brother in law) and some of the other characters as they weren't too friendly towards him. I liked the little boy who has problems. Sean and him get on and he asks questions as well.
A very through and enjoyable read from an author I can't wait to read other books by.