His clandestine investigation reopens old wounds between Maine locals and rich summer residents and puts both his own life and that of the woman he loves in jeopardy. As he closes in on his quarry, he suddenly discovers how dangerous his opponents are, and how far they will go to prevent him from bringing a killer to justice.
The main characters, some lovable and others despicable, are all multidimensional. And the stylish prose is pitch-perfect, especially in its evocative descriptions of the beauty, and occasionally the ugliness, of coastal Maine in early spring. The story's slam-bang ending leaves Mike's life in tatters, and the reader anxious to know what the author has in store for him next.
His descriptions of Maine's midcoast are incredibly evocative of the sights, sounds, and smells of early spring, and the heart-pounding account of Mike's fourwheeling chase through the woods is a masterpiece of high-octane narrative. Suggest this series to fans of C. Box and Nevada Barr. Highly recommended for lovers of mysteries, particularly those set outdoors or in New England. Fans of C.
Box and Castle Freeman will not be disappointed. Doiron's sense of place, and of the people of Maine, adds lush nuance to this suspense-filled read.
Well-paced, with an interesting array of elegantly rounded characters, this effort more than lives up to the promise of Doiron's debut. Doiron is clearly a talented storyteller. The book is hard to put down. Skip to main content. Mike becomes desperate to save his father and in the process becomes lonely as everyone else believes that his father is the real killer.
He joins hands with a retired warden pilot and the two decide to go into the Maine wilderness in search of Jack. They meet a woman who introduces herself to be the mistress of Jack. But, she seems to be hiding a dangerous secret.
Mike has only one way of saving his father, by finding the real killer. He gets determined to do so by suspecting everyone he knows and cares about and putting them in the line of fire. The suspense and thrill of the plot were praised by many noteworthy authors. The success of the novel can also be appreciated by the fact that the novel went on to receive many prestigious awards and nominations.
In Paul Doiron's riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award–nominated novel, set on the coast of Maine and is the second book in the Mike Bowditch series. Editorial Reviews. Review. Advance Praise for Trespasser: “Doiron delivers another perfectly Book 2 of 10 in Mike Bowditch Series.
The search leads Mike to a forest full of lies at every instance and comes across a killer who got away with a murder previously. At the start of the novels, Mike is shown patrolling in a foggy evening in the month of March. He receives a call informing him about a woman who goes missing from a lonely road. When he arrives at the crime scene, he finds a deer that has been struck by a car with blood spread all over the road. But, both the woman and the deer are missing from the crime scene.
The assigned trooper seems unconcerned about the accident. A similar crime was reported a few years back when a man named Erland Jefferts is convicted of rape and murder of a college student. But when the missing girl is found in a brutalized manner, Mike comes to the conclusion that Jefferts might have been framed. But he is asked to keep quiet and not ask questions about the conviction. Mike believes that there is some connection between the two incidents. He begins to do investigations and bring out the truth.
His life was recently affected by an act of violence and fears that if goes ahead with the investigation, his life might become miserable. More than himself, Mike cares about the life of the woman he loves. But all these things do not cause Mike to stop with the investigation and soon he realizes that his opponents are very powerful. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. How To Read Me A reading guide to comics and books. Books Comic Books. Who is Mike Bowditch?
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