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Distant sons : a novel / Tim Johnston.


"The actions of two young working men with secrets ignite the passions and violence of a small Wisconsin town still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of three boys in the 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
"What if? 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; a love story; and a masterful read about how the most random intersection of lives can have consequences both devastating and beautiful." -- Dust jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643753591
  • ISBN: 1643753592
  • Physical Description: 390 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2023.
Subject: Missing children > Fiction.
Women detectives > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
Male friendship > Fiction.
Wisconsin > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 3 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Hermann FIC JOH (Text) 3007939755 New Fiction Checked out 12/09/2023
Scenic Regional-Wright City FIC JOH (Text) 3007939763 New Fiction In transit -

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