Good Neighbors by Gorman Bechard

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The last day of Reggie DeLillo's life started off with a bad cup of coffee. It went downhill from there. His dog was poisoned by a troubled teenage neighbor, and Reggie vowed revenge. He found out it isn't always sweet.

The case seems open and shut. Reggie was caught during an attempted murder and threatened the officer on the scene, who shot him in self-defense. But ex-cop Juke Miller doesn't believe his friend and neighbor Reggie was capable of either. The broken and lonely Juke has been off the force and out of touch for seven long years since the murder of his ex-wife, his only refuge the bar he runs.

Shaken and hurt by Reggie's death, Juke takes matters into his own hands, reentering the violent, heartbreaking world he left behind when he left the force. His investigation provokes the wrath of a vengeful police chief, the admiration of his ex-partner, and the desires of Greta Zaretsky, the beautiful detective on the case.

The truths Juke turns up rock his peaceful town, forever shattering the lives of his good neighbors.

 

About Gorman Bechard

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Gorman Bechard is the author of three previous novels and the director of the romantic dramedy The Kiss and the horror cult classic "Psychos in Love," He works as a screenwriter, and has also made numerous short films and music videos, including the award-winning "The Pretty Girl," He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife Kristine, and their three dogs, Casey, Mr. Kilgore Trout, and Phoebe Caulfield.
 
Published May 3, 2013 by Don't Ask Why. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The day after Reggie DeLillo’s dog Molasses was poisoned by the boy next door, Reggie, who threatened to kill David Robertson when the boy admitted what he’d done, is discovered in the Robertsons’ house standing over David’s dead body with gun drawn.

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When Juke's best friend and neighbor, Reggie DeLillo, is killed by a cop after apparently shooting a teenage neighbor who poisoned his beloved dog, Miller quickly doubts the official version of the incident.

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