The Fort by Aric Davis

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Everything dark comes to light, all in the name of a good thrill. The lives of all of the characters come together in this page turning mystery. My heart was racing and I was anxious to get to the end of the book to see what happens.
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During the waning summer days of 1987, a deranged Vietnam vet stalks Grand Rapids, Michigan, abducting and murdering nameless victims from the streets, leaving no leads for police. That is, until he picks up sixteen-year-old Molly. From their treehouse fort in the woods, three neightborhood boys spy the killer holding a gun to Molly’s back, they go to the police—only to have their story disregarded. But the boys know evil lives in their midst. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action—to find Molly, to protect themselves, to stand guard for the last long days of summer.

At turns heartbreaking and breathtakingly thrilling, The Fort perfectly renders a coming-of-age story in the 1980s, in those final days of childhood independence, discovery, and paradise lost.

 

About Aric Davis

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Born in Ithaca, New York, Aric Davis has lived most his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of A Good and Useful Hurt and the acclaimed YA novel Nickel Plated, called by Gillian Flynn a dark but humane, chilling and sometimes heart-breaking work of noir and given a Top 10 Booklist designation in 2011. A punk-music and tattoo aficionado, Davis has been a professional body piercer for sixteen years. He and his wife and daughter live in the chilly Midwest, where they can enjoy roller coasters, hockey, and cold weather.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Thomas & Mercer. 246 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Apr 22 2013

Davis’s account of the boys’ subsequent coming-of-age is as routine as his characterization of the villain.

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Reviewed by Warning: apc_add(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /home/content/p3nexnas03/96/2071296/html/wp-content/object-cache.php on line 433Savannah Mae on Apr 04 2014

Everything dark comes to light, all in the name of a good thrill. The lives of all of the characters come together in this page turning mystery. My heart was racing and I was anxious to get to the end of the book to see what happens.

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