Shooter in the Shadows
David Hewson, author
From the author of The Killing... Tom Honeyman made his name cracking a horrific double murder in his hometown of Prosper, New York. He got an international best seller out of it, made a small fortune, and left his newspaper reporting days behind. But was it all based on a lie? More than a decade after his one and only success, Honeyman’s life is in tatters. His wife committed suicide, his daughter hasn’t spoken to him in years, and his books don’t sell. He’s sequestered himself in his wreck of a retreat on an island in Venice, desperate to find the inspiration that will revive his career. But Tom Honeyman is not alone. An unseen stranger tells Honeyman he got it wrong all those years ago. And he has just four days to uncover the real murderer. Tom Honeyman is no longer writing for his livelihood. He’s writing for his life.
Thomas Honeyman, the hero of this taut thriller from Hewson (the Nic Costa series), made his name and fortune with a true-crime bestseller that claimed to have solved a horrific murder. In 2008, someone locked high school art teacher Mia Buckingham and her 16-year-old student, Scott Sorrell, inside a cabin in Prosper, N.Y., before dousing the building with gasoline and setting it on fire. Honeyman identified firefighter Jorge Rodriguez as the killer, but Rodriguez died in a shoot-out with police before being formally charged. Years later, Honeyman travels to Venice to start a new book dealing with unanswered questions about the killings. But soon after his arrival, the author gets a call from an unidentified man, who claims he’s abducted Honeyman’s daughter, Lauren, and threatens to murder her if Honeyman doesn’t write a new book within four days identifying the person really responsible for the Prosper murders. Hewson does a good job balancing action and characterization. Readers who appreciate nail-biting suspense will be satisfied. (Self-published)
06/07/2020Shooter in the Shadows... an excerpt
An illustrated excerpt from Shooter in the Shadows -- author Tom Honeyman arrives at his remote Venice retreat only to find he's not alone.
06/08/2020Visit the locations
David Hewson takes you behind the scenes of some of the remote Venetian locations for the story.