Left Coast Writers®: David Corbett - The Mercy of the Night

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he's taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family. Jacqi has been to hell and back ever since she was abducted by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its very public aftermath. Her life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she witnesses the murder of a man it seems everyone wanted dead. But no one, not even the police, wants to hear her version of what actually happened. Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long? David Corbett has written his most personal and powerful work to date in Mercy of the Night, a story of haunting suspense with characters you will never forget.

Before becoming a novelist, David Corbett spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. Corbett's previous work includes The Devil's Redhead, Done for a Dime, a New York Times Notable Book and nominee for the Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International, Blood of Paradise, a nominee for the Edgar and numerous other awards. It was also named a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the Washington Post and Do They Know I'm Running? received the Spinetingler Award, Best Novel: Rising Star Category. Corbett's most recent book, a collection of short stories titled Killing Yourself to Survive, is offered exclusively through Mysterious Press and Open Road Media. His textbook on the craft of characterization, The Art of Character, has been described as "a writer's bible."

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781477849446
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas & Mercer - April 7th, 2015

Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he's taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her--despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family.