The Prophetby Koryta, Michael
Brothers Adam and Kent have not spoken in years. Although they live in the same Ohio town, they live significantly different lives. Kent is the revered head football coach at the local high school, has an adoring wife and two small children and makes regular visits to the local prison to pray with the inmates. Adam is a bail bondsman, a borderline alcoholic and lives on the fringe of society. When the brothers were teenagers, their sister Marie was brutally murdered while walking home from school. Now, some twenty years later, another girl is murdered and each brother has a connection to the recently deceased.
After writing several supernatural thrillers, Koryta returns to crime fiction with this tightly-plotted tale of family bonds, grief and vengeance. The story combines small-town sports drama with page-turning suspense as the compelling lead characters search for redemption. More than just a mystery, this is the story of how two brothers cope with a devastating loss and the ties that bind family and community. Fans of Harlan Coben or the television show Friday Night Lights may enjoy this first-rate offering from Koryta.
Reviewed by bb, 08/12. Other reviews by bb. Have you read this book? Tell us what you think!