Award winning fiction, Bestsellers (Fiction), Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), Family stories
Kyle is still mourning his dead older brother, Chris. But soon the murder and drowning of a local bully, Clar Gillard, proves more than distracting as the police cordon off the Now house. The victim's blood was found on the… family's pier, and suspicion falls first on Clar's alienated wife, then in the Now family. Behind the turmoil is the quieter but no less intense drama of the aftermath of Chris's death. Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, and mother Addie is facing breast cancer. Tension exists between Kyle and Sylvie Now, unresolved as long as Kyle fails to confront his anger over his sister's role in getting Chris a job on the oil rig. As the mystery of who killed Clar Gillard unfolds, other deeper secrets are revealed. Bestseller. Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award and the 2017 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.. 2016.