Nothing much happens in the small town of Red Paint, the "Friendliest Town in Maine." It's the kind of place where everyone knows your name, a romantic night out might include meatloaf, and carnivals still hold a kind of magical wonder. Simon Howe, once a promising reporter in Portland, Maine, is the last person anyone would have expected to move back to his childhood home to raise a family. He's owner and editor of the local paper, husband to a hard wife who can't help but play therapist to the family's problems, and father to a son who seems to be growing up far too quickly. Yet, Simon's quiet existence dramatically changes when he starts receiving threatening messages from an anonymous sender. As Simon tries to identify his stalker, he must also struggle to keep his life and family together as secrets from his past threaten to destroy everything he has built.
About the Author
George Harrar is the author of two novels for adults, including the literary mystery "The Spinning Man." Among his dozen published short stories, "The 5:22" won the prestigious Carson McCullers Prize and was selected for "The Best American Short Stories 1999." Harrar lives west of Boston with his wife, Linda, a documentary filmmaker. Their son, Tony, was the inspiration for Harrar's award-winning novel for middle-grade readers titled "Parents Wanted, " published by Milkweed Editions.