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The Good Father (Large Print / Hardcover)

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First-time novelist Hawley has written a thriller for literary fiction readers. A successful rheumatologist finds out, along with the rest of the world, that his 20 year old son has been accused of assassinating a leading presidential candidate. The evidence against him is overwhelming. The father applies the skills of an expert diagnostician to determine for himself if his son did, or even could, commit the crime. He discovers a young man he hardly knows and a father who was not there for him. — Stan Hynds

April 2012 Indie Next List


“How much does divorce really affect a child? How responsible is a parent for the acts performed by his adult child? Is the unconditional love of a parent for a child truly unconditional? Paul Allen is a respected doctor living the American dream in Connecticut with his second wife and their twin sons. Daniel is the 19-year-old product of his first failed marriage. When Daniel is accused of shooting the Democratic candidate for president at a rally, things begin spiraling out of control. When Paul tries to rush to his son's side, he learns that not only does no one care that he is a doctor, but he is also viewed with suspicion because he is Daniel's father. Hawley has written a psychological thriller about the modern American family in a situation that is only too possible in today's society.”
— Sharon Nagel, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

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First-time author Hawley delivers an intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his 20-year old son. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, "The Good Father" is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410447692
ISBN-10: 1410447693
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: April 6th, 2012
Pages: 561
Language: English