This Just In… Coeur d’Alene Waters by Ned Hayes

A dark literary thriller, Coeur d’Alene Waters follows Matt Worthson, a northern Idaho Sheriff’s deputy searching for a murderer and along the way finding out the truth about the never-solved Sunshine Mine disaster. Coeur d’Alene Waters is the debut offering from Northwest journalist Ned Hayes.

Coeur d’Alene Waters is the first novel in the Bitterroot Series, set in the panhandle of northern Idaho. The series focuses around Matt Worthson, a Sheriff’s Lieutenant and one-time candidate for Sheriff. Matt’s family has a long history in corrupt politics and in the powerful mining industry.

“What is it about the Pacific Northwest that leads some into dark worlds of violence and despair? Had one-time north Idaho journalist Ned Hayes made this tantalizing question the centerpiece of his debut novel, he might have only created a derivative retelling of an all-too-familiar serial killer plot. Instead, he takes the idea for this well-written literary thriller from the historical facts of the still-unsolved Sunshine Mine disaster in 1972, and winds it tight around the troubled central figure of Matt Worthson, a one time candidate for Sheriff in Coeur d’Alene…. a solidly written murder mystery with a haunting finish, reminiscent of the best of Ridley Pearson or the early work of fellow Washington writer Jess Walter.” — Book Note, Featured Review

You can order Coeur d’Alene Waters here. Visit author Ned Hayes on the web here. ◊

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