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Dry Bones in the Valley: A Novel | [Tom Bouman]

Dry Bones in the Valley: A Novel

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory. There are outlaws cooking meth in the woods, guys Henry grew up with. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry’s search for the killer will open old wounds.
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When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul.

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and feuds go back generations. The lone policeman in a small township on the sparse northern border, Henry Farrell expected to spend his mornings hunting and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has watched the steady encroachment of gas drilling bring new wealth and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin into the territory. There are outlaws cooking meth in the woods, guys Henry grew up with. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry’s search for the killer will open old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and exact a deadly price.

With vivid characters and flawless pacing, Tom Bouman immerses listeners in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, a region in the grip of change. In these derelict woods full of whitetail deer and history, the hunt is on.

©2014 Tom Bouman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    "Good mystery rich with character and context"
    What did you love best about Dry Bones in the Valley?

    There may not be a better mystery writer publishing today. Mystery is well plotted without resorting to generic formulae. Characters, setting, and context are brought to life in literate prose. Rural Northeast Pennsylvania, with its methamphetamine labs and hydrofracking wells and contrast of newly rich landowners and down-and-out renters was richly described.


    What other book might you compare Dry Bones in the Valley to and why?

    Winter Bones, which brought the backwoods of Mississippi onto the big screen in a frighteningly realistic way. This book would make a great TV miniseries, like True Detective.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

    Henry Farrell was the everyman- impossible not to relate to him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Total immersion. Love a book that takes me to a new place and introduces me to characters I feel I already know.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand this is a debut novel- I can see the seeds have been planted for sequels, and I am looking forward to them!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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