By Tim Johnston
"A riveting literary mystery of the can't-stop-turning-the-page, stay-up-all-night variety." —Alice LaPlante, writer of A Circle of Wives
The Rocky Mountains have solid their spell over the Courtlands, a tender family members from the plains taking a final summer season holiday earlier than their daughter starts off university. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom because the final attempt of her runner's middle, whereas her mom and dad wish that loads attractiveness, lots grandeur, will by some means fix a broken marriage. but if Caitlin and her more youthful brother, Sean, exit for an early morning run and in basic terms Sean returns, the mountains turn into as terrifying as they're majestic, as abruptly this kin locate themselves residing the type of nightmare they've in basic terms examine in headlines
or obvious on TV.
As their global comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn right into a vortex of dread and recrimination. Why weren't they extra cautious? What has occurred to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know? Caitlin's disappearance, all of the extra devastating for its secret, is the start of the family's harrowing trip down more and more divergent and solitary paths until eventually all that keeps to bind them jointly are the questions they could by no means deliver themselves to invite: At what aspect does a kin cease looking out? At what aspect will a woman cease scuffling with for her life?
Written with a precision that captures each emotion, each second of worry, as every one family member searches for solutions, Descent is a wonderfully crafted mystery that races like an avalanche towards its heart-pounding end, and heralds the arriving of a grasp storyteller.
"If you take pleasure in shiny writing, clever plots, and gnawing your knuckles, you are going to love Descent." —Susan Isaacs, writer of Goldberg Variations
"Lyrical and hypnotic, Descent ? is a pulse-pounding mystery of the 1st order. yet it's additionally a gorgeously written, thought-provoking, and haunting novel approximately relations, survival, and the facility of a unmarried selection. You'll be in Johnston's unrelenting narrative grip until eventually the ultimate web page, and his tale will stick with you lengthy after it's performed. a really fascinating read." —Lisa Unger, writer of In the Blood