The Hush: A Novel

St. Martin's Press - Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. What they shared. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.

More than an exploration of friendship, and forgotten power, persistence, The Hush leaves all categories behind, and cements Hart's status as a writer of unique power. What they lost. But jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. New york times bestsellerthe only writer in history to win consecutive edgar awards for best novel, new York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, The Last ChildBuilding on the world first seen in The Last Child “A magnificent creation” —The Washington Post, rarely seen.

The Hush: A Novel - It’s been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains.





Iron House

Thomas Dunne Books - John hart has written three New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. An old man is dying. When the old man is dead they will come for him. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. His books have been called "masterful" Jeffery Deaver and "gripping" People with "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding" The New York Times.

. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets Elena, a beautiful innocent who teaches him the meaning and power of love. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.

Iron House - Now with an excerpt of john Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018. Determined to protect the ones he loves, michael spirits Elena—who knows nothing of his past crimes, or the peril he's laid at her door— back to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago.

When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. To keep her safefor two decades, michael has been an enforcer in New York's world of organized crime, a prince of the streets so widely feared he rarely has to kill anymore.

Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn't won without a fight. And escape is not that easy.





The King of Lies: A Novel

Minotaur Books - John hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut.

Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018. When work pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, fast-paced suspense novel.

The King of Lies: A Novel - Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man.





Down River: A Novel

Minotaur Books - Hart's prose is like Raymond Chandler's, angular and hard. Entertainment Weekly grade A"A gripping performance. People magazine"A marriage of carefully crafted prose alongside have-to-keep-reading suspense. The denver Post"A masterful piece of writing. The news & observer raleigh, NC"A gripping mystery/thriller and a fully fleshed, thoughtful work of literature.

Winston-salem journal"The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire. Pat conroy"John Hart's debut. Secrets explode, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, emotions tear, family, and revenge. A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned.

Praise for john hart and the King of Lies"Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary. Rocky mountain News"A top-notch debut. Is that most engrossing of rarities, a well-plotted mystery novel that is written in a beautifully poetic style. Mark childress, author of Crazy in Alabama"Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding.

Down River: A Novel - The new york timesnow with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018. No one knows what to make of adam's return, not just to prove his own innocence, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted.





The Last Child: A Novel

Minotaur Books - What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power.

Now with an excerpt from john Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018. Now, johnny finds himself isolated and alone, a year later, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.

The Last Child: A Novel - Then a second child goes missing. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Undeterred by hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, and together they plunge into the wild, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years.

Winner of the 2010 edgar award for best novelheralded by the washington post as a "a magnificent creation, an intricate, John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", hope, powerful story of loss, and courage in the face of evil.





Redemption Road: A Novel

Thomas Dunne Books - Every book a New York Times bestseller. Now, hart delivers his most powerful story yet. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart. This is Redemption Road. Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.

Now with an excerpt from john Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018. Now a new york times Bestseller Over 2 million copies of his books in print. Imagine:a boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…This is a town on the brink.

Redemption Road: A Novel - Each novel has taken hart higher on the new york times bestseller list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history's only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down River and The Last Child.





Life In The Slow Lane

John Hart - If muldoon accepts the promotion to omaha will life be better? before muldoon’s dad died he wrote his own eulogy will this become an acceptable practice?Should sermons last no longer than seven minutes?And how does Marlin Perkins come into all of thisLife In the Slow Lane is a must read for Catholics real and imagined and those wondering how did the work place become so strange.

If you work hard to get ahead then get promoted because you worked hard to get ahead, a priest in Rome, is it actually a promotion?Larry Muldoon and John Bosco’s lives become entwined when Muldoon’s father dies and Muldoon’s brother, comes home for the funeral. Bosco needs to know how much does an annulment will cost? Can it be fast tracked? With the shortage of priests the church would be happy to welcome back one who strayed.

Life In The Slow Lane - Can john bosco be a priest, leave the priesthood to get married, then get divorced and then have the marriage annulled so he can be a priest again.





The River Is Dark A Liam Dempsey Thriller Book 1

Thomas & Mercer - A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes.

All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count. As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town’s emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer’s ruthless, twisted plan for revenge. Revised edition: this edition of The River Is Dark includes editorial revisions.

The River Is Dark A Liam Dempsey Thriller Book 1 - . And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster. Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close.





The Night Is Deep A Liam Dempsey Thriller Book 2

Thomas & Mercer - But when an old friend asks for his help, Liam is thrust into a harrowing investigation that reawakens his darkest personal demons. A politician has been violently attacked, and his wife is kidnapped for ransom. His girlfriend and their adopted son are the best things that ever happened to him—and being a police liaison is the next best thing to being back on the force.

Whoever snatched valerie Farrow wants blood and money—and they’re brutally collecting. Working with, and against, the police, Liam is forced to dig deep to expose the ugly truth—even if it means digging his own grave in the process. But as police mobilize to track the victim and trap her abductor, the case takes a chilling turn from extortion to grisly murder.

The Night Is Deep A Liam Dempsey Thriller Book 2 - Though he’s still tormented by his brother’s murder and the accident that ended his career, ex-homicide detective Liam Dempsey is trying to move on.





Cemetery Road: A Novel

William Morrow - Joining forces with his former lover—who through her husband has access to the secrets of the Poker Club—Marshall begins digging for the truth behind those murders. But he and jet soon discover that the soil of Mississippi is a minefield where explosive secrets can destroy far more than injustice. The south is a land where everyone hides truths: of blood and children, of love and shame, of hate and murder—of damnation and redemption.

The poker club’s secret reaches all the way to Washington, D. C. And could shake the foundations of the U. S. Sometimes the price of justice is a good man’s soul. The #1 new york times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.

Cemetery Road: A Novel - An ambitious stand-alone thriller that is both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal and corruption… Iles’s latest calls to mind the late, great Southern novelist Pat Conroy. Senate. But by the time marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history, he would give almost anything not to have to face it.

But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past. On arrival, he finds Bienville, Mississippi very much changed.





Bull Mountain

G.P. Putnam's Sons - But when a federal agent with the bureau of alcohol, and firearms shows up at Clayton’s office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, Tobacco, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction. In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, loyal, the novel brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the mountain and its inhabitants: forbidding, gritty, and ruthless.

To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. A story of family—the lengths men will go to protect it, honor it, or in some cases destroy it—Bull Mountain is an incredibly assured debut that heralds a major new talent in fiction.

Bull Mountain - Panowich stamps words on the page as if they’ve been blasted from the barrel of a shotgun, and as with a shotgun blast, no one is safe from the scattered fragments of history that impale the people of Bull Mountain. Wiley cash,  new york times-bestselling author of This Dark Road to Mercy. For generations, running shine, pot, the burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law.

Winner of the itw thriller award for Best First NovelFrom a remarkable voice in Southern fiction comes a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance. Clayton burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws.