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'One of today's finest thriller writers' - DAILY MAIL
NOT EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE . . .
After a tour of Vietnam and a three-year stint in prison, Jason is back in town and wants to rebuild his relationship with Gibby, the younger brother he hasn't seen for years. Determined to make that connection, he coaxes Gibby into a day at the lake: long hours of sunshine and whisky and older women.
But when the four of them encounter a prison transfer bus on a stretch of empty road, one of the women taunts the prisoners, causing a riot on the bus.
Soon after, Tyra is savagely murdered.
Given his violent history, suspicion turns first to Jason. Determined to prove his older brother's innocence, Gibby must avoid the police and dive deep into his brother's hidden life, a journey that takes him into the darkest corners of the community.
What he discovers is a truth more disturbing than he could have imagined: not just the identity of the killer and the reasons for Tyra's murder, but the forces that shaped his brother in Vietnam, the reason he was framed - and why the most dangerous man alive wants him back in prison.
Set in the American South, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart's singular style.
PRAISE FOR JOHN HART:
'A master storyteller' - HARLAN COBEN
'A clever mystery' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'Read this novel' - DAVID BALDACCI, author of ONE GOOD DEED
'If you crave thrillers that are vividly beautiful, graphic, will make you bleed, try John Hart' - PATRICIA CORNWELL, author of THE SCARPETTA SERIES
'Whenever I thought that I had unravelled the plot, another twist left me flummoxed' - GUARDIAN
'John Hart has clearly joined the top rank of thriller writers' - VINCE FLYNN, author of TOTAL POWER
'A Chandleresque thriller' - SUNDAY TIMES
'Raw, tender, brutal, and exquisite' - C.J. BOX, author of DARK SKY
'Crime fiction at its absolute best' - MARK GREANEY, author of RELENTLESS
'Explores betrayal and forgiveness in indelible prose' - OBSERVER
'Richly complex . . . this is John Hart at his lyrical, atmospheric best' - TAMI HOAG, author of THE BOY
'A heart-pounding thriller' - METRO
New York Times bestseller
The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child
Building on the world first seen in The Last Child (“A magnificent creation” —The Washington Post), John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen.
It’s been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost.
But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.
More than an exploration of friendship, persistence, and forgotten power, The Hush leaves all categories behind, and cements Hart's status as a writer of unique power.
Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she's also a cop with a history, a woman with a secret. And she's not the only one.
Adrian Wall is finally free after thirteen years of torture and abuse. In the very first room he walks into, a boy with a gun is waiting to avenge the death of his mother. But that is the least of Adrian's problems.
He was safer in prison.
And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen. It is not the first to be found.
This is a town on the brink.
This is Redemption Road.
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, brilliantly evoking an America of small towns and remote landscapes, of the abandoned, the derelict and the desperate, this is a novel so chillingly suspenseful and a story so full of twists and turns that you simply cannot stop reading. It marks a new high point in the writing of this bestselling master of the literary thriller.
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Merrimon has to face things no boy his age should face. In the year since his twin sister's abduction his world has fallen apart: his father has disappeared and his fragile mother is spiralling into ever deeper despair.
Johnny keeps strong. Armed with a map, a bike and a flashlight, he stalks the bad men of Raven County. The police might have given up on Alyssa; he never will. Someone, somewhere, knows something they're not telling.
Only one person looks out for Johnny. Detective Clyde Hunt shares his obsession with the case. But when Johnny witnesses a hit-and-run and insists the victim was killed because he'd found Alyssa, even Hunt thinks he's lost it.
And then another young girl goes missing . . .
Iron House is the remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age. When a boy is savagely killed in their brutal orphanage, one brother runs and takes the blame with him, eventually finding his way to New York and into the heart of organized crime.
Two decades later - a seasoned killer - he returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost brother in trouble of a different kind. With vast sums in play, political fortunes at risk and bodies piling up, the brothers reunite to solve the mystery of their shared past in a tour de force narrative of loss, courage and the aftermath of violence.
A dark, atmospheric thriller with a plot that will keep you guessing until the last moment.
Going back is never easy . . . Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York trying to forget. When he left North Carolina, Adam left for good. Now he has no choice but to return - and being remembered as a murderer doesn't help.
Within hours of arriving, Adam is beaten up, accosted and has to face the hostility of those closest to him, including Grace, the young woman he cannot forget. Nothing has changed. And then people start turning up dead. For a man only just acquitted of murder, Adam's homecoming does not go well. And he has a dark streak, a history of violence.
Everyone doubts. No one trusts him. And as the past threatens to overshadow the present, Adam becomes the prime suspect for the new murders. He alone can clear his name.
Una detective de policía problemática que se enfrenta a su pasado a causa de las secuelas de un brutal tiroteo.
Un poli honrado que, después de trece años en prisión, sale en libertad. Pero ¿por cuánto tiempo?
Un cuerpo que se enfría bajo una sábana de lino en el altar de una iglesia abandonada en lo profundo del bosque.
Una pequeña ciudad del sur de Estados Unidos a punto de estallar.
Es el camino hacia la Redención.
Rebosante de tensión, secretos y traiciones, Redención vuelve a mostrar la genialidad de John Hart (el único autor ganador del prestigioso premio EDGAR con dos novelas consecutivas) como maestro del thriller literario.
«Una historia de dolor y perdedores, de lucha contra el fracaso vital. La prosa de Hart tiene la hondura de Woodrell, sus personajes, la mirada de los creados por Lehane y una desesperación sobrecogedora. Es tremendo que este autor no sea todavía idolatrado». Juan Carlos Galindo, El País
«Lean esta novela. Y luego lean el resto de novelas de Hart. Así de bueno es». David Baldacci
«Es imposible parar de leerlo». Harlan Coben
Solo una persona se preocupa por Johnny: el detective Clyde Hunt, que comparte su obsesión por el caso. Pero cuando el chico es testigo del atropello y muerte de un motociclista, e insiste en que la víctima fue asesinada porque había encontrado a Alyssa, incluso Hunt cree que ha perdido la cabeza.
Entonces otra niña desaparece... y un exconvicto misterioso y gigante, que parece psíquicamente perturbado, llega a su pueblo repitiendo como un mantra: «No hay cuervos, no hay cuervos...» y le cuenta a Johnny una historia de violencia que se remonta a cien años atrás...
Ganadora de los prestigiosos premios EDGAR y CWA Dagger
«Un libro magnífico; Huck Finn visto a través de EL SEÑOR DE LAS MOSCAS» The Washington Post
«Hart crea una novela elegante, evocadora y sobresaliente. Imprescindible para todo tipo de lectores»
«Con su mejor novela hasta el momento, el doble ganador del EDGAR, John Hart, se establece firmemente como uno de los grandes del género negro»
«En su tercera novela, Hart lidia con el asesinato, la depravación y la traición, pero a la vez encuentra espacio para la ternura»
Zwei kleine Kinder werden an einem eisigen Bach ausgesetzt. Zwei Jungen müssen kämpfen, um zu überleben. Zwei Männer führen ganz unterschiedliche Leben. Und doch sind beide unlösbar miteinander verbunden.
Als der zwölfjährige Julian im Waisenhaus seinen brutalen Peiniger umbringt, nimmt sein älterer Bruder Michael die Schuld auf sich und flieht nach New York – mitten ins Herz des organisierten Verbrechens. Zwei Jahrzehnte später kehrt Michael nach North Carolina zurück, mit skrupellosen Killern auf den Fersen; sein lange verloren geglaubter Bruder kämpft dagegen mit ganz eigenen Dämonen. Doch die beiden Brüder werden das Rätsel ihrer Vergangenheit nur gemeinsam lösen können.