In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, secrets and also feuds go earlier generations. The lone policemale in a tiny township on the thin north border, Henry Farrell meant to spend his mornings searching and fishing, his evenings playing old-time music. Instead, he has actually watched the stable encroachment of gas drilling lug new wide range and erode neighborly trust. The drug trade is pushing heroin right into the territory. Tbelow are outlegislations cooking meth in the woods, males Henry flourished up through. When a stranger turns up dead, Henry"s search for the killer will certainly open up old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and also exact a deadly price. With vivid personalities and also flawmuch less pacing, Tom Bouman immerses readers in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, an area in the grip of change. In these derelict woods complete of whitetail deer and background, the hunt is on.

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"Starred Rewatch. outstanding debut… Henry"s growth from a grief-stricken widower to a lawman with an inner settle fuels the bhazard plot, as does an evocative look at a transforming landscape." - Publishers Weekly"Starred Review. Bouman"s deyet mirrors rural noir at its finest: a poetically created mystery around a guy struggling via his inner demons and also a room of excellent herbal beauty few had heard of before the organic gas boom." - Kirkus "A dark finishing unearths a long-organized trick however leaves sufficient ambiguity to indicate plenty of tales to tell in future installments. A strong debut for readers that prefer their woods dark and deep." - Booklist"A difficult, edgy thriller that asks tough questions about the destruction of our setting, our local neighborhoods, and our households. Readers of smart literary thrillers are going to love this novel. I wish choose hell that my name were on the cover." - Wiley Cash, New York Times best-marketing writer of A Land More Kind Than Home"Raymond Chandler said that Hammett took murder amethod from the manor homes and gave it back to the human being that actually commit it. Tom Bouman continues that legacy. Bouman"s story is deceptively easy, layered via history, bearing the promise of lightness, of redemption." - James Sallis, writer of Drive"Tom Boumale is a exceptional new voice in contemporary fiction. Dry Bones in the Valley is a tightly crafted item of rural noir that seems pulled from the earth itself, a profound look at the dark corners of rural America. Readers of Daniel Woodrell and also Donald Ray Pollock will certainly uncover a lot to love." - Steve Weddle, author of Country Hardball"It"s an enigma, yes, yet it"s additionally a love story in between a male and the land and also world he knows prefer the ago of his hand also. Dry Bones in the Valley is a gorgeous, lived-in novel, and Bouman"s turns of phrase are chest-clutching in their beauty." - Hannah Pittard, author of The Fates Will Find Their Way


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Tom Bouman is a previous book editor and also musician who stays through his wife and daughter in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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