Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

Large Print - 2016
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Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live - and die.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410486448
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY COLEMAN 2016
Characteristics: 563 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 point),rda


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Sep 16, 2020

Unrealistic dialog made the book unreadable.

Nov 28, 2019

The author writes well enough but in this book there is too much harping on the main character's loss of his son and family. When the man has a eureka moment, I thought, "Well duh. What else would they be looking for?" I find the Parker books better.

Jul 30, 2016

I read some of Coleman's books writing as Robert B. Parker and liked the style--one that I hadn't been able to find since Parker died. But in "Where It Hurts," I sensed many of the things I liked about Parker and will be looking at earlier books by Coleman.

Jul 07, 2016

I checked out two books over the 4th. One was the Second Life of Nick Mason and the Where it Hurts.
Both were good. I would recommend Second life. However, Where it Hurts was so much richer. If you like Lee Child you will really like Where it hurts. I am going to look back at the other books Coleman has written. He is very good.

Mar 17, 2016

Surprisingly good read. Excellent character development, great main character and solid plot line. Looking forward to the next in the series. Well written.

Jan 27, 2016

I haven't read any other books by this author but this was great. The MC is a former cop dealing with the grief of losing his son. His life is on a downward slide when he begins to investigate a murder. For some reason the cops aren't really interested in solving it & this leads Gus to uncover a series of cover-ups that began 20 years ago.
Well written, intricate plot with a likeable, sympathetic main character. If this is the start of a new series, I'd definitely pick up the sequel.


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