The Current (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Two unsolved crimes, unrelated, ten years apart but close enough in proximity (the same river twice no less) for the characters in the latest crime to bring painful memories back to the surface. The intersection of the two stories is expertly handled in Johnston's elegant prose. A page-turning mystery and a deeply moving story. — Stan Hynds

February 2019 Indie Next List


“Tim Johnston’s brand of storytelling is a curious hybrid of conventional crime fiction and observation of human nature that demands attention. In The Current, Johnston goes beyond the sensational and asks relevant questions when tragedy strikes, addressing real topics that come with the loss of a loved one and the questions that follow a horrific crime. As with Johnston’s previous novel, Descent, his latest concludes with a wallop you will not see coming.”
— Javier Ramirez, The Book Table, Oak Park, IL

Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List


“Atmospheric in every way, from the frigid weather to the tension to the memories and sensations of being underwater. The Black Root River that runs near a small Minnesota town has taken the lives of several girls, and it might as well have taken the life of the man accused of causing one of the deaths. The way a crack in the ice can lead to drowning, secrets spoken out loud can change everything.”
— Eileen McGervey, One More Page Books, Arlington, VA



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432859206
ISBN-10: 143285920X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: February 27th, 2019
Language: English
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