Down River, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781848540958



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An enjoyable thriller about Adam Chase, a 28 year-old who returns to his home town five years after being acquitted of a murder on his family's large farm and a trial in which his stepmother was the main witness for the prosecution.Unfortunately for Adam, trouble follows, and he soon find himself under suspicion all over again.This book kept me reading, there are sufficient players in the story to keep you guessing and it's well-written for the most part (though a bit florid in some places when it doesn't need to be). The variety of secrets and relationships are interesting too, but I was left feeling that the author tried just a little too hard?

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