THE UNFORGETABLE, RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES THRILLER HONORED WITH A STARRED REVIEW IN PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S BEST BOOKS OF 2014 SPECIAL ISSUE
"Hickmon unleashes a shocking blitzkrieg of murder, conspiracy, and child abuse in this disturbing, breathlessly plotted murder mystery [...] Eschewing easy answers for moral complexity, this thriller is unsettling entertainment that offers catharsis." — Publishers Weekly
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Detective William Hursel has worked countless murder cases, staring down the cruelest deeds humanity has to offer. But nothing prepares him for what he’ll uncover while pursuing 14-year-old Christopher Pesner, a suspect in the brutal rage-killing of his own mother. While news reports focus on Chris’s odd obsession with the violent, blasphemous heavy metal band, Rehoboam, Hursel suspects a deeper motive — a hunch that is confirmed when Chris’s second victim is discovered. Racing to piece together the identity of Chris’s next target, Hursel descends into a shadowy underworld where human traffickers ply the wealthy and powerful with unseemly indulgences.
"intensely involving as the plot hastens to its climax” — Kirkus Reviews
"succeeded in unnerving me" — Darkness Beckons
"a hard-hitting, emotionally charged crime story" — Midwest Book Review
"Riveting and appropriately disturbing from cover to cover" — San Francisco Book Review
"doesn't let go till the end" – Fresh Fiction
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Reviewed on Page 66 of Publishers Weekly December 2014 "Best Books" annual http://www.digitalpw.com/digitalpw/bestbooks2014?folio=66&pg=1#pg1
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From Kirkus Reviews
March 1, 2014 Issue: Hickmon’s taut, gripping fiction debut journeys into a world of subversive rock-and-roll, dark perversions and deep emotional scars. . . .Hickmon weaves these separate plots together with an unforced ease, as when he effectively portrays Rehoboam’s struggling early years in well-deployed flashbacks. The narrative’s lean, unadorned prose becomes intensely involving as the plot hastens to its climax”--Kirkus Reviews
From the Midwest Book Review
March 2014 Issue: 13:24 – A Story of Faith and Obsession is truly a complex and multi-faceted novel. To call it a crime story would be simplistic: woven within the plot are insights on obsessive behavior patterns, how music can provide subliminal impulses toward destructive actions, and how even religion can provoke a turn to the dark side of death and destruction. The characters are varied, with plausible motivations, often deeply rooted in their pasts. Through their actions, reactions and decisions, an absorbing Biblical mythology comes to life within a modern underworld of human trafficking. . . . Also at stake are beliefs and interactions between secular psychologists, their patients, and lives changed by death, faith, and abuse. It is a story about lifetimes of fear, plots of revenge, and reactions to messages begun in early years; but it is also about choices made along the way. . . . For some readers, this account of obsession, abuse, and redemption could strike too close to home; but those who want a hard-hitting, emotionally charged crime story should place this near the top of their reading list. 13:24′s emotional impact is solid and compelling, dark though it is, and it will keep readers guessing about all the connections and results right up to the blistering conclusion.--D. Donovan, e-book reviewer, Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Rehoboam Press, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Hickmon unleashes a shocking blitzkrieg of murder, conspiracy, and child abuse in this disturbing, breathlessly plotted murder mystery - Publishers Weekly intensely involving as the plot hastens to its climax - Kirkus Reviews A CRIME THRILLER WITH A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS TWIST A teenager named Chris knocks on the door of his mother s ex-boyfriend then shoots the man dead in premeditated fashion. Hours later, an officer responds to a loud music complaint and discovers a second body surrounded by a gruesome scene. With few clues to explain why, blame for the crimes settles on Chris s obsession with the dark and violent rock band, Rehoboam. Reporters broadcast this speculation under sensational headlines, but detective William Hursel is convinced there is a deeper motive. Trailing Chris while doggedly unraveling prior events, William uncovers an underworld where human traffickers ply the wealthy with unseemly indulgences. Meanwhile, Rehoboam s lead singer, Josh, thinks he may finally be ready to take the next step in his relationship with the band s fiery female drummer. But when news of Chris s crime spree triggers flashbacks of a harsh, fundamentalist upbringing, Josh finds his career and his romance unexpectedly interrupted. Linked to William s investigation by his cryptic responses to Chris s fan-club letters, Josh must eventually choose between clearing his name and keeping the secrets of his past. Mr. Hickmon writes with the clarity, power and passion of someone who really knows what he is writing about, and who understands the wide range of responses human beings experience when trying to deal with lives affected by ongoing trauma. There are textbooks that explain the scientific mechanisms that underpin Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but this book tells a story that reaches out to help us all understand. It should be read by survivors, parents, clergy, health professionals, social workers, and therapists. Or indeed by anyone who wants a good read! --Dr. Kim Etherington, Bristol University psychology professor emeritus. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9780991106615
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