Dead Low Tide by Bret Lott
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In this long-awaited sequel to The Hunt Club, set in the swampy South Carolina Lowcountry, New York Times bestselling author Bret Lott returns with a literary page-turner about murder and family secrets. Though Dead Low Tide continues the story of Huger Dillard, this haunting work of fiction brilliantly stands on its own. No longer a teenager and now a young man, Huger must come to terms with and confront the truth about his community, his past, and the mysterious place he calls home.

While most of the residents in the wealthy, historic Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep at two-thirty in the morning, Huger Dillard and his father, “Unc,” are heading, via jonboat, to the adjoining golf course. Blinded by a terrible accident that killed his wife, Unc prefers to practice his golf game when no one is watching. But before anyone can even tee off, Huger makes a grisly find: a woman’s body, anchored deep in the mud at the water’s low tide.

The discovery sets off a chain of events that puts Huger and his family up against secret military forces, old friends, longtime neighbors, lost loves, and shadowy global networks. The only thing connecting them all is Landgrave Hall—and the treacherous reason why this area is so important to so many people.


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About Bret Lott

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Bret Lott is the author of the novels Ancient Highway, A Song I Knew by Heart, Jewel (an Oprah's Book Club selection), The Hunt Club, Reed's Beach, A Stranger's House, and The Man Who Owned Vermont; and the story collections A Dream of Old Leaves, How to Get Home, and The Difference Between Women and Men; the memoir Fathers, Sons, and Brothers; and the writing guide Before We Get Started. Formerly editor of The Southern Review, he was appointed to the National Council on the Arts in 2006. Bret Lott lives with his wife, Melanie, in Hanahan, South Carolina.
 
Published January 17, 2012 by Random House. 257 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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They were watching Unc and Huger in their boat through night goggles like the ones Unc won playing poker against base Commander Prendergast during a weekly game hosted by the father of Tabitha’s current beau.

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Huger (short for Huguenot), at 27, lives in the family home, tending to his blind father, “Unc.” When the two of them sneak onto a golf course late at night so that Unc can practice his swing in private, they uncover a body in the mire of low tide, tipping off a series of events that brings a...

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Examiner

Bret Lott is the best-selling author of The Hunt Club, published in 1999 and introducing the characters now revived in Dead Low Tide.

Mar 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Dead Low Tide: A Novel

Book Reporter

This is the result of a shrewd real estate transaction that Unc engineered at the right time and place --- just before the bubble burst --- so that they now reside in Landgrave Hall, a gated community in Charleston, South Carolina, which is the home to many of the rich and powerful landed gentry ...

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Dead Low Tide opens with a young man and his blind father sneaking through a South Carolina low country swamp in the dead of night, headed for a golf course so the father can play without anyone seeing him.

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No longer a teenager and now a young man, Huger must come to terms with and confront the truth about his community, his past, and the mysterious place he calls home.

While most of the residents in the wealthy, historic Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep at two-thirty in the mo...

Feb 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Dead Low Tide: A Novel

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