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Descent: a novel

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From the day Caitlin vanishes the lives of her family members are irrevocably altered, each assuming blame for that day's tragic events. As the initial days of hope are replaced by weeks of anxiety and despair, they find themselves increasingly isolated, each wondering: Is she still alive? Will we ever know what happened?Pursuing every angle and refusing to surrender the belief that his daughter is still alive, Caitlin's father struggles through the mountainous terrain, prodding both his son and the local authorities to keep up the search. It is through a most unlikely source, however, that they finally find an answer, in a climax that is stunning in both its execution and resolution.Written with precision and elegance, Johnston captures characters' emotions, divergent thoughts, and moments of bleak loneliness as they search for answers. Descent is both a taut and gripping thriller and a work of outstanding literary merit, a combination of great story and beautiful writing that is certain to garner comparisons with the work of such bestselling writers as Cormac McCarthy and Dennis Lehane.
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Grouped Work ID 4922c367-d667-cb6e-d685-197f82ad05b1
Full title descent
Author johnston tim
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 12:46:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 12:47:29PM

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display_description "Descent, the story of a family undone by the disappearance of a daughter who went out for a morning run and didn't come back, marks the adult fiction debut of a remarkable young writer. Stunning in its emotional impact, Descent is a compulsively readable page-turner with a strong literary sensibility. The girl's vanishing--on a sunny, late-summer vacation morning--all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning the family's harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them to each other are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point does a girl stop fighting for her life? In the weeks and months that follow, hope leads to disillusionment, and each of them--father, mother, son--withdraws into emotional isolation, individually assessing the blame and assuming the responsibility for their collective loss. Haunting and unforgettable, Descent is a novel that will grab the reader's heart and mind, and will linger there long after the last page is turned" --
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subject_facet Abduction -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Families -- Fiction, Large type books, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Rocky Mountains -- Fiction, Rocky Mountains Region -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, American
title_display Descent : a novel
title_full Descent, Descent : a novel / Tim Johnston, Descent : a novel / Tim Johnston, Descent A Novel, Descent [sound recording] / Tim Johnston, Descent [text (large print)] / Tim Johnston
title_short Descent :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Abduction, Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Loss (Psychology), Missing persons, Psychological fiction, American, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller