Monday, August 17, 2020

Joe Clifford gives us THE LAKEHOUSE

The award-winning and always effervescent Joe Clifford writes like a man on fire. With six standalone novels, five books within his Jay Porter series, and a dark and edgy short story collection to his name, he has a rich and highly acclaimed cache. He is also a much sought-after editor with a host of anthologies to his credit, including TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and JUST TO WATCH THEM DIE: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. And Joe has a new release just in time for fall.



Let’s learn more about Joe’s latest hardcover and sixth standalone, THE LAKEHOUSE. 

Cleared of his wife's murder, Todd Norman returns to her small Connecticut hometown to finish building their dream house. However, new suspicions and tragedies follow Norman, once dubbed “The Banker Butcher,” when the body of a young woman washes ashore just after his return.

Small-town Sheriff Dwane Sobczak's investigation leads him to disturbing information involving prominent townspeople. A radical preacher. Disgraced preacher. Down-and-out PI. With the dramatic New England weather as a backdrop, THE LAKEHOUSE is a domestic psychological thriller filled with the powerful and the prey. Sordid pasts and questionable futures.

Early praise for THE LAKEHOUSE

  • “The Lakehouse is a riveting page-turner where the secrets roll at you like dice. Clifford’s gritty and immersive writing style is the perfect vehicle for this tale of a town where nothing is as it seems, where truth after astonishing truth is revealed layer by layer, until it all comes together in a satisfying crescendo. Highly recommended.” ―Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Unspeakable Things.

  • "Joe Clifford's The Lakehouse is a gritty and wonderfully menacing story. You'll want to rush and slow down while reading. You'll want to peek and stare down what's coming. This is one of Clifford's greatest tricks―and one of his best novels to date." ―Rachel Howzell Hall author of They All Fall Down.
  • “Clifford does a good job depicting the police chief’s growing disillusionment with what was once “his quiet, wholesome town.” Fans of grittier crime fiction will be satisfied.”- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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