Fast Falls the Night

Fast Falls the Night

Book - 2017
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"The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's latest Bell Elkins novel "Fast Falls the Night" takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250089618
Branch Call Number: MF KELLER
Characteristics: vii, 286 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 18, 2018

I totally agree with H. Keller has created a compelling community for her books, and this book was another good story. However, the way the book ended with cliffhangers was very disappointing.

Nov 09, 2018

A very interesting book about opiates and the town of Acker’s Gap experiencing numerous overdoses over the course of one day. It is quite relatable considering what we are experiencing now with our own young people overdosing.

May 08, 2018

I loved this book, until the end cliffhanger thing!

Oct 30, 2017

An especially informative story given the ongoing crisis with overdose fatalities in BC.

Oct 11, 2017

A well rendered portrait of the opioid crisis in West Virginia in the context of a detective story.


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