Watermark is happy to welcome national bestselling author Tim Johnston at Watermark Books and Cafe on Thursday, October 26th at 6 pm. Tim will be at Watermark celebrating his latest book Distant Sons which is a crime thriller novel that follows Sean Courtland who while working on a small construction job stumbles upon a place haunted by the disappearance of three young boys decades ago. Sean is thrown into an investigation to find who could have done this and uncover the secrets in this small town. Tim Johnston will be in conversation with Lawrence local writer PD Mallamo, doing a Q&A, and a book signing at the event. We hope to see you there and let your friends and family know. We'd appreciate it if you plan to attend to RSVP on Eventbrite using the button below.
Tim Johnston's books are compared to the works of Peter Heller, Liz Moore, and Michael Koryta. Tim Johnston is known for his critically acclaimed novels Descent and The Current.
About the Book:
What if Sean Courtland’s old Chevy truck had broken down somewhere else? What if he’d never met Denise Givens, a waitress at a local tavern, and gotten into a bar fight defending her honor? Or offered a ride to Dan Young, another young man like Sean, burdened by secrets and just drifting through the small Wisconsin town?
Instead, Sean enlists Dan’s help with a construction job in the basement of a local—the elderly, reclusive Marion Devereaux—and gradually the two men come to realize that they’ve washed up in a place haunted by the disappearance of three young boys decades earlier. As Sean and Dan’s friendship deepens, and as Sean gets closer to Denise and her father, they come to the attention of a savvy local detective, Corrine Viegas, who has her own reasons for digging into Dan’s past—and for being unable to resist the pull of the town’s unsolved mystery. And with each chance connection, an irreversible chain of events is set in motion that culminates in shattering violence and the revelation of long-buried truths.
Gripping and immersive, this crime novel by bestselling author Tim Johnston becomes so much more: a book about friendship and love and good hard work—and a masterful read about how the most random intersection of lives can have consequences both devastating and beautiful.
About the Author:
Tim Johnston is the author of the novels Descent, The Current, the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the recipient of the 2015 Iowa Author Award and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.