Born and raised in southern Oregon farm country, Elie Spaneker flees her home and abusive husband, unaware she’s being tracked by an ex-cop in the hire of her vengeful father-in-law.
In Portland, retired homicide detective Skin Kadash fills his idle days drinking coffee and searching for Eager Gillespie, a teen runaway of special interest as the only witness in a troublesome and long unsolved murder. Eager, meanwhile, is on his own, grifting and working the angles in the homeless underground, oblivious to the unfolding events which will force him to face the consequences of a crime, and a longing, which has haunted him for years.
These disparate trails converge at a bloody standoff, the harrowing end of a series of brutal crimes which trace a path from the high desert to the streets of Portland, committed by a perpetrator known only as Shadow.
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I read this book as slowly as I could to savor it and it's quirky cast of characters. I have always thought that Stephen King wrote female characters really well. I never thought any other male writer ... Read full review
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Day One by Bill Cameron is a fascinating read both for the well-crafted story and the style in which it’s written. It’s a complex tale, rich with dark characters that, thankfully, most of us don’t ... Read full review