James W. Nichol
Price: $10.99Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 4.40" x 7.05"
Publication Date: Aug 01, 2013
FIC022100 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FIC022000 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Winner, 2003 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted, 2004 CWA Gold Dagger
“Nichol’s instincts as a playwright serve him well. The dialogue between Walker and Krista is quick and playful, and though the suspense rarely builds to Hitchcockian heights, the novel is well paced and the pages turn quickly.”
“A delightful ride.”
—The Globe and Mail
Hailing from a small Northern Ontario town, Walker Devereaux, age nineteen, is in Toronto to discover the truth behind the harrowing circumstances of his early life. At age three, he was found, he was found abandoned on a country road, terrified and clinging to a wire fence. Walker finds a job driving a cab and becomes romantically involved with the night dispatcher, Krista, who helps him track down the horrific secret behind his parents' suicides. But in doing so, they comes within the deadly grasp of Bobby, a young man who has matured from early cruelty to a murderous pleasure.