Storm Rising by Douglas Schofield

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Schofield continues the unlikely merger of hard-boiled and fantasy he launched in Time of Departure (2015, etc.). There’s probably more here for detective fans than paranormal buffs but still enough for both camps.
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It’s been a rough five years for Lucy Hendricks.

She hasn’t had an easy time of it since her husband, Jack—a devoted and upstanding Bayonne, New Jersey, cop—was murdered while on an investigation. There were suspicions that he’d been involved with the local Mafia, and the media wouldn’t let it go, making life unbearable, so Lucy moved to Florida to raise her son, Kevin, who was born without ever knowing his father.

The distance was healing, but now Lucy is back in New Jersey to pick up the pieces in the same house she and Jack once shared, trying to move on. But the past won’t loosen its grip on the young widow, and it seems to have taken hold of Kevin as well. At first his behavior becomes increasingly erratic; then he begins making statements wise beyond his years, offering specific details about Jack’s murder he couldn’t possibly know. Lucy decides to delve into the mystery surrounding her husband’s death, for her own sanity and for Kevin’s. She can’t trust the cops, it seems, and now the local Don has reached out to her, offering help in clearing Jack’s name. As Hurricane Sandy bears down on Bayonne, Lucy must trust her instincts to save herself and her son from much more than a deadly storm. Douglas Schofield's Storm Rising is not to be missed.

 

About Douglas Schofield

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Douglas Schofield was raised and educated in British Columbia, where he earned degrees in History and Law. Over the past thirty years, he has worked as a lawyer in Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He has prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases of murder, sexual assault and other serious crimes. Schofield and his wife Melody live on Grand Cayman, along with their most excellent and amazing talking cat, Juno.
 
Published November 29, 2016 by Minotaur Books. 333 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Aug 31 2016

Schofield continues the unlikely merger of hard-boiled and fantasy he launched in Time of Departure (2015, etc.). There’s probably more here for detective fans than paranormal buffs but still enough for both camps.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 23 2017

...when forced into a partnership with Lanza, Lucy must untangle the lies of the past to save her son and herself. Readers will gladly suspend disbelief as Schofield takes them on a whirlwind ride.

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