You'll probably find Down River
the mystery section of your local bookstore, but its
descriptive writing makes it more than a whodunit.
As Publisher Weekly
should settle once and for all the
question of whether thrillers and mysteries can also
The first-person narrative immediately pulls the
reader into Adam Chase's mind, setting the tone for
what is to come, when, after returning home from a five-year
absence, he says, "The river is my earliest memory.
Everything that shaped me happened near that river".
Hart continuously and seamlessly weaves the reader
through three layers of Adam's thoughts: his
traumatic childhood memories, the town's reaction to
Beyond the Book
Did you know?
was the first
and only female Indian Prime
Minister to date.
served three consecutive terms
from 1966 to 1977, and a fourth
term from 1980 to 1984. Many
people assume she is related to
Mahatma Gandhi (mahatma is
Sanskrit for great soul)
but in fact she is the daughter
of Jawaharlal Nehru,
India's first Prime Minister.
In 1937 Indira Nehru married
Feroze Ghandhy who, during the
1930s, started to spell his name
Gandhi - a small change which
would be of "inestimable...