Evidence of Blood - Thomas H. Cook

Evidence of Blood

Artist Thomas H. Cook

  • Release Date: 1998-03-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers


Edgar Award winner Thomas H. Cook has earned acclaim and a growing legion of fans for his brilliantly styled, intensely evocative thrillers.  Now, in his most seductive suspense novel yet, he draws us into a world of love, betrayal, and murder from which one man can find no escape.

"It's better to know, don't you think?...  No matter what the cost?"

Forty years ago in Sequoyah, Georgia, Charles Overton was sentenced to die for the murder of a young woman, even though her body was never found.  But the prosecution had all the ammunition it needed: a blood-stained dress and a jury out for vengeance....  

Now true-crime writer Jackson Kinley is coming home to grieve for an old friend.  But Sequoyah sheriff Ray Tindall's death has left many questions: Why had he reopened the Overton case...  and then, without explanation, shut it down?  What was he looking for?  And what did he find that he couldn't bear to reveal?  The search for answers leads Kinley into a small-town web of corruption, secrecy, and lies--and finally into the darkest corners of the human heart, where the terrible truth lies...in the Evidence of Blood.



    By Waverlytango
    This was the first novel I've read by this author, and I couldn't be more impressed. The story is told with nuance, and a poetry of words reminiscent of James Lee Burke, evocative, ripe, rich storytelling, which flood the senses and transform the reader, everything but the story fades away. I finished the novel, but couldn't shake it for several hours, and in my experience, that unsettled feeling, the reaction of self to an event of personal significance, whether it be a person, a movie, a location, or a book, is an indication of worth, the larger the number of people affected, the greater the value. This is an author deserving a wide audience, a truly gifted storyteller.
  • Awesome

    By Gurlluvr4
    I couldn't put this book down. I am planning to read more of Cook's work. Very intriguing characters and mesmerizing twists kept me me up all night finishing this story.