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Scrublands / Chris Hammer.

Book Book (2019.)
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Atria, 2019.
1 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
3 current holds with 10 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby) FICTION Hammer, C. (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/03/2019
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Hammer (Mystery) (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/03/2019
Danvers New Fiction (1st Floor) Fic / Hammer (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/01/2019
Gloucester Adult New Books New FICTION/ Hammer (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/03/2019
Marblehead Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION HAMMER, CHRIS 2019 (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Peabody Main Adult New Fiction NEW Fiction/ Hammer (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/29/2019
Reading Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION HAM (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/26/2019
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/ HAMMER (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/25/2019
Saugus Adult Fiction FIC Hammer (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Fiction FIC Hammer (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/03/2019

  • ISBN: 9781501196744 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 150119674X (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781501196751 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1501196758 (paperback)
Summary:
"In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, accompanied by his own demons from war-time reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is simple: describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches. But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom--that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting, a theory established through an award-winning investigation by Martin's own newspaper--may be wrong. Just as Martin believes he's making headway, a new development rocks the town. The bodies of two German backpackers--missing since the time of the church shootings--are discovered in a dam in the scrublands, deserted backwoods marked by forest fires. As the media flocks to the scene, Martin finds himself thrown into a whole new mystery. What was the real reason behind the priest's shooting spree? And how does it connect to the backpacker murders, if at all? Martin struggles to uncover the town's dark secrets, putting his job, his mental state, and his life at risk as more and more strange happenings escalate around him."-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Hammer, Chris. "Scrublands." New York : Atria, 2019.

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