By John Rector
2012 foreign mystery Award Nominee
Jake Reese is a writing instructor at an American college. He lives in a small brick Tudor on the subject of campus along with his artwork patron spouse, Diane. His existence is quiet--even usual. And he likes it that means. however it wasn’t regularly quiet. In Jake’s far-off prior was once a lifestyles at the streets, causing harm and pain on extra humans than he can count number. And now a person from his prior, it sort of feels, has come trying to find him.
A uncooked, gripping mystery concerning the rate paid for earlier sins, John Rector’s 3rd novel is a stay twine that crackles with the depth of a guy who has not anything left to lose. while males assault Jake in a carpark and bring to a halt his ring finger, he attempts to push aside it as an unfortunate case of being within the unsuitable position on the unsuitable time. but if occasions take a extra sinister flip and Diane is going lacking, Jake is aware he can now not cover from the reality. As he embarks on a challenge to discover his spouse, he realizes his darkish earlier is refusing to stick buried, and that his destiny is ready to spread in methods he may perhaps by no means have imagined.
With taut and brooding prose, Rector paints a powerful portrait of a reformed man’s gradual descent right into a lifestyles he idea he had walked clear of endlessly. because the depth turns into virtually insufferable, the velocity speeds up and the suspense applies an unrelenting, vicelike grip, as Already Gone hurtles towards its final explosive climax.
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The officer, who worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer, a law enforcement officer assigned to a school system within that agency’s jurisdiction) at the local high school, dashed home to have it ready and loaded onto the trailer when Jeff arrived. But when the officer arrived home, he could tell that something was not right. As soon as he rounded into his backyard, he noticed a pile of tools and other small equipment scattered on the ground beneath his back door. “Get over here fast,” the officer yelled into his cell phone to Jeff.
It took more than six hours to mark and collect all of the evidence before they even reached the spot where Kelly lay in a shallow grave. The sun had begun to set once again and darkness was creeping in fast by that time, and they had not even touched Kelly’s body yet—they knew it was going to be a long night. Generators and lights were brought in so that they could continue to work the scene meticulously, photographing, marking, measuring, scraping, sifting, digging, and collecting, one step at a time.
Desperate, exhausted, and exasperated, the detectives decided to start the search first thing in the morning. With the sun just breaking over the ridges of the mountains the next morning, a call came in to the sheriff’s office from an eyewitness stating that Tommy Humphries’s house had been broken into and that guns had been stolen. The eyewitness named John Blair as the culprit. For some unknown reason, Blair had given Humphries his guns and then all of a sudden wanted them back. Come to find out, Blair had also given Humphries his four-wheeler.
Already Gone by John Rector