Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

eBook - 2016
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From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live-and die. Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart and he is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm's length. But Gus's comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommy's son T.J.'s battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesn't seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted-Gus Murphy. Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover. As he begins to sweep away the layers of dust that have collected over the case during the intervening months, Gus finds that Tommy was telling the truth. It seems that everyone involved with the late T.J Delcamino-from his best friend, to a gang enforcer, to a mafia capo, and even the police-has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to keep it hidden. It's a dangerous favor Gus has taken on as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, while searching through the sewers for a killer.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016
ISBN: 9780698184091
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, Inc


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Oct 03, 2016

Reed Farrel Coleman has become another one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed this character Gus Murphy and I look forward to reading about him again; maybe the next book. In the meantime, I will read some Moe Prager books by Reed Farrel Coleman.

"We lose ourselves in books, We find ourselves too!!"

Jul 30, 2016

I read some of Coleman's books writing as Robert B. Parker and liked the style--one that I hadn't been able to find since Parker died. But in "Where It Hurts," I sensed many of the things I liked about Parker and will be looking at earlier books by Coleman.

Jul 07, 2016

I checked out two books over the 4th. One was the Second Life of Nick Mason and the Where it Hurts.
Both were good. I would recommend Second life. However, Where it Hurts was so much richer. If you like Lee Child you will really like Where it hurts. I am going to look back at the other books Coleman has written. He is very good.

Mar 17, 2016

Surprisingly good read. Excellent character development, great main character and solid plot line. Looking forward to the next in the series. Well written.

Jan 27, 2016

I haven't read any other books by this author but this was great. The MC is a former cop dealing with the grief of losing his son. His life is on a downward slide when he begins to investigate a murder. For some reason the cops aren't really interested in solving it & this leads Gus to uncover a series of cover-ups that began 20 years ago.
Well written, intricate plot with a likeable, sympathetic main character. If this is the start of a new series, I'd definitely pick up the sequel.


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