Jonas Hawke may be past his prime, a recovering alcoholic with bouts of crankiness and sheer orneriness, but he’s still a damned good lawyer. That’s why everyone in Beacon Junction turns to him for advice as soon as something goes wrong…
Winner of the 2018 Maryland Writers’ Association award for best novel in the general fiction category
It’s his word against hers, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. When a teenager accuses a key official of a local charity of blackmailing her for sex—and then abruptly disappears—a mystery turns into a crisis, raising concerns about the girl’s safety, the charity’s survival, and the career and reputation of a man who says he is innocent.
What a storyteller; I loved this and was caught right up in it. Quiet, “normal” community with so much actually going on among a wide range of folks. Several lines rippled in directions I hadn’t anticipated, so that it became quite a page turner.Constance Fullerton on Amazon
This turned out to be something pretty rare: a thoughtful and thought-provoking literary novel with a genuinely interesting and suspenseful plot.Noah W. on Goodreads