Few residents in the small, secluded mountain town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime show-addicted, armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account. Tormented over the doubts and mockery of the people of Winston, Sean embarks on a far-reaching crusade that takes him across the country in search of the dead man's identity and personal vindication. At the end, he hopes to find redemption and the truth--but sometimes the truth is better left unknown. There are times when the truth invites evil. There are times when the truth can get you killed.Imagine witnessing a murder and no one believes you. Then imagine you not giving anyone a reason to because of the person you are. Initially, Sean wasn't someone I expected to be the hero. As the story went on and as the mystery unfolded, he was actually perfect for the part.
I liked how each character was detailed, which gave me a face to the action. Daly goes back in forth in time and between characters to fully paint the picture for the reader. If it wasn't for the action, I might have got lost but it worked well in this novel. I also appreciated a faulty character who finds redemption and love.
- From a Dead Sleep by John Daly
- BQB Publishing; 2013
- ISBN13: 9781937084547
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