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.