by David Carnoy
on Tour February 1-28, 2017
Dreams and deception collide in David Carnoy’s page-turning tale of murder, manipulation, and mistaken identity.
After his “gripping thriller debut” (Kirkus) Knife Music and sophomore “page turner” (Examiner.com) The Big Exit, David Carnoy’s Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal caper that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value.
Twenty years after the unsolved case of Stacey Walker’s disappearance went cold, a Silicone Valley executive hires the retired Menlo Park Police Detective Hank Madden to find her body and track down her missing husband, the prime suspect in her unsolved murder. Four months later, author Candace Epstein is pushed in front of a car near Central Park. Her editor Max Fremmer becomes entangled into the investigation of her attempted murder, though he is adamant that he is uninvolved. As he digs into Candace’s background to clear his own name, Fremmer grows suspicious of his client’s connection to a nefarious institute for lucid dreaming on the Upper East Side and its staff whose stories never seem to add up―all while an unexpected link emerges to Detective Madden’s investigation in California.
As similarities arise between the cases on each coast, Detective Madden and Fremmer forge an unlikely partnership to expose what misconduct lurks beneath the façade of the Lucidity Center―but can they unravel the secret that links their investigations together in time, or are they only dreaming? Carnoy’s Lucidity stuns with complex detail that will keep readers guessing until the final, satisfying jolt.
This is the first book I have read by this author but it definitely won’t be the last.
Retired Detective Hank Madden, from CA, is approached by a wealthy business man to investigate and solve a cold case of twenty years in the disappearance of a husband and wife. And the reward is in the millions if he is successful. At the same time, in New York, a woman is pushed into oncoming traffic. Are these 2 incidents connected? And if so, how?
When the author ties it all together and reveals the connection, it was shocking. An ending that blew me away.
This story was a page-turner, the characters believable, the action is non-stop. Exciting!
Mr. Carnoy has definitely been added to my “authors to read” list. I can’t wait to read more of his work.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Published by: Overlook Press
Publication Date: February 7th 2017
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 1468310879 (ISBN13: 9781468310870)
Series: Detective Hank Madden (Each is a Stand Alone Mystery)
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While David Carnoy lives in New York City with his wife and children, his novels take place in Silicon Valley, where he grew up and went to high school (Palo Alto). His debut novel, Knife Music (2010), was a Top-10 bestseller on the Kindle and also a bestseller on the Nook. More medical thriller than high-tech thriller, to research the novel Carnoy spent a lot of time talking with doctors, visiting trauma centers, and trailed a surgeon at a hospital in Northern California to help create the book’s protagonist, Dr. Ted Cogan.
The Big Exit (2012) isn’t a sequel to Knife Music per se. However, a few of the characters from Knife Music figure prominently in the story. His second novel has more of a high-tech slant and reflects Carnoy’s experiences as an executive editor at CNET.com, where he currently works and is trying resolve his obsession with consumer electronics products. He went to college at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.
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