Sometimes The Cure is much worse than the disease.
Riley Keep, former missionary, now a drunk, is begging on the streets and desperate to forget a past he lost in one far-flung act of wickedness. Then he hears the rumors. Miracles are happening in the picture postcard village of Dublin, Maine.
Riley isn't the only Pilgrim searching for deliverance. There's the old woman fleeing a horrific monster, the lonely wife tempted by forbidden desire, the impoverished lobsterman lured by tainted wealth, the young girl weighing life and death decisions, and the small town cop with a murder on his hands. But only Riley keep will learn if it's true what people say: sometimes The Cure is much worse than the disease.
"Rich with local dialect and scenery... Dickson's approach is thought-provoking, and his prose beautifully evokes the taciturn spirit of the Mariners who people this novel... Full of interesting ideas and well-developed characters." (Publishers Weekly)
"An involving, suspenseful take on God's transforming grace; it tackles a serious issue while providing an absorbing story." (Library Journal)
About the Author
Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award.Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his
latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.
Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California.
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Published September 5, 2012
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Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.