WHERE IT HURTS is on NPR’s Best Books of 2016 List!
Where It Hurts is the first in what promises to be a new, standout series by veteran mystery writer Reed Farrel Coleman. Coleman makes standard hard-boiled elements seem as fresh as a newly peroxided blonde. His main character, Gus Murphy, is yet another ex-cop who has been chewed up by life. Gus’ son dies, his marriage falls apart and he finds numbness — and a job — at the Paragon Hotel on New York’s Long Island. But it isn’t long before Gus gets drawn into solving a murder. Along the way, he not only stirs up more violence but also stirs himself back to life.