Bad Things

Marshall, Michael

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bad Things
A bad thing occurred three years ago. A little boy died for no discernable reason, shattering lawyer John Henderson's world. Today he's a different man, living a solitary, simple existence in an Oregon beach house--until the night he receives a short e-mail from a stranger: I know what happened. With just four words, Henderson is pulled back to Black Ridge, Washington, the one place he'd hoped never to see again. It seems that bad things have always happened in this small town of generations-old secrets--and the shadows here seem even darker now than when tragedy first drove John Henderson away. The deeper he digs for answers, the more danger he draws toward himself and his estranged, helpless family . . .and he's not the only one who's been called home. And that's averybad thing . . .

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0061434418
Branch Call Number: FICTION MARSHALL 2009
Characteristics: 371 p. ;,24 cm


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I'm a huge fan of Marshall, who also writes under MM Smith, and while I wanted to add his "Straw Men" to this list, you'll still enjoy this psychological novel set in the Pacific NW. Fathers, sons, and ghosts from the past populate this thriller.

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Jan 27, 2012
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Like the book cover said, keeps you guessing till the end. Unfortunately, the ending was so messed up that it kept me guessing even when the last page ended. Suckered to read the book cover to cover, but not another book from Michael Marshall for me.


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