SUMMARY à The Distant Dead

REVIEW The Distant Dead

SUMMARY à The Distant Dead ↠ ❰PDF❯ ✐ The Distant Dead Author Heather Young – A young boy finds himself at the center of a murder mystery in this timely and twisty thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Lost Girls—a compelling and indelible story set in small town Amer A young boy finds himself at thS before he died A uiet seemingly unremarkable man he connected with just one of his students Sal Prentiss a lonely sixth grader who lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills The two outcasts developed a tender trusting friendship that brought each of them hope in the wake of tragedy But it is Sal who finds Adam’s body charred almost beyond recognition half a mile from his uncles’ compound Nora Wheaton the middle school’s social studies teacher dreamed of a life far from Lovelock only to be dragged back on the eve of her college graduation to care for her disabled father a man she loves but can’t forgive She sensed in the new math teacher a kindred spirit another soul bound to Lovelock by guilt and duty After Adam’s death she delves into his past f. The book to read The NYT reviewed it recently and inaccurately as a mystery or thriller There is a mystery in the plot but this book transcends genre Graceful writing a compelling story character driven with people you can believe in even though you might be happy not to be related to them It is clear the author cares deeply about all the people in this book even those who are easy to dislike No car chases No villains No evil geniuses Great story telling that you will not soon forget And next March 14 I will be baking pies


A young boy finds himself at the center of a murder mystery in this timely and twisty thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Lost Girls a compelling and indelible story set in small town America that examines the burden of guilt the bitter price of forgiveness and the debts we owe our The Distant eBook #205 dead both recent and distant A body burns in the high desert hills A boy walks into a fire station pale with the shock of a grisly discovery A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work By day’s end when the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel a small Nevada town will be rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder Adam Merkel left a university professorship in Reno to teach middle school in Lovelock seven month. In a desert town outside of Reno Nevada and a young boy Saul finds a burnt body The body is that if a fairly new math teacher and except for Saul and Nora another teacher he has made few friends He also has a grief stricken past and many secrets Saul whose own mother had recently died lives with his two hermit like uncles Their family has uite a long reaching reputationThe story is told by multiple voices Saul Jake the paramedic and Nora who also has and is still dealing with her family's grief This is a struggling town and drugs are prevalent as is the damage they cause A very unusual murder investigation and a very slowly paced but perfectly measured story One that shows how events can connect many different people The atmosphere of the dying town is well done and this blends perfectly into the story Grief secrets lies and how people live with these burdens Saul once again seems at times older than the adults and the ending is an unorthodox one But so fittingI think this will appeal to those who liked The Dry by Jane HarperARC by Edelweiss

Heather Young Æ 1 SUMMARY

The Distant DeadOr clues to who killed him and finds a dark history she understands all too well But the truth about his murder may lie closer to home For Sal Prentiss’s grief seems heavily shaded with fear and Nora suspects he knows than he’s telling about how his favorite teacher died As she tries to earn the wary boy’s trust she finds he holds not only the key to Adam’s murder but an unexpected chance at the life she thought she’d lostWeaving together the last months of Adam’s life Nora’s search for answers and a young boy’s anguished moral reckoning this unforgettable thriller brings a small American town to vivid life filled with complex flawed characters wrestling with the weight of the past the promise of the future and the bitter freedom that forgiveness can brin. I ordered this book because I enjoyed The Lost Girls When I started reading I thought it is not as good as her first book but as I kept on reading it got better and betterThe book is set in Navada's high desert in the town of Lovelock and in a much smaller poor town of Marzen People in this lost town have lived here for generations The story begins when Adam Merkel is found dead burned to death in a fire pit near Marzen Mr Merkel was a former professor of math from the University of Nevada a mathematical genius a brilliant teacher Why was he teaching at a small town middle school The story is told by Sal an eleven and twelve year old boy Nora with a degree in archaeology who stays in Lovelock to take care of her sick father but wanted to go to Africa or Europe on a dig She teaches history in the middle school had been married and divorced from Mason deputy sheriff a good man Mason is now remarried with children Nora and Mason good folks were not good for each other Nora wants from life than just Lovelock Sal's mother had died he is living with two bachelor uncles who live in a filthy old trailer Sal is a very different kid a watcher a reader who watches the world around him is a gifted artist He lives in his head where good angels and bad angels battle against each otherJason lives with his mother a good and nice lady He has a small part telling about what goes in in the story He had been in love with Sal's mother He is trying to see that the uncles are taking care of Sal They are not Sal's mother died of an overdoseDeath tells part of the story And has interesting things to tell The story is told for the most part by Sal real name Absalom and NoraThis book takes readers on a wild ride through Nevada's high desert country and small towns Ms Young takes readers into a different world seen and unseen unknown It goes into archaeology deep caves rivers and lakes taken away by the desertNora and Sal were good friends to Adam especially Sal Nora goes out of her way to dig into what she could possibly find in the death Adam talked to Sal about math and all math has to do with the world aroundThere is the use of drugs and alcohol blaming others for their mistakes and wrong doings holding grudges many times folks have good reason to be angry some characters are not what they seemA good book and a wild ride through literature Thee really is a town called Lovelock