Boy Still Missing by John Searles

By John Searles

It truly is June 1971. Dominick Pindle, a tenderhearted yet aimless Massachusetts youngster, spends his nights using round together with his mom and dragging his wayward father out of bars. overdue one night, Dominick's seek places him face-to-face withhis father's seductive mistress, Edie Kramer. immediately in lust, he starts a forbidden courting with this pretty, mysterious lady. earlier than lengthy, even though, their erotic entanglement ends up in a stunning loss of life, and Dominick discovers that the mum he betrayed concealed secrets and techniques as darkish and damaging as his own.

Charged with the exhilarating narrative speed of a mystery and set in the course of a sophisticated and explosive period, Boy nonetheless Missing is the severely acclaimed debut novel from John Searles. It renders a deeply affecting portrait of a boy whose passage into maturity proves as advanced and impassioned because the historical past that unfolds sooner than his eyes.

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Stop it, Ms. ” “I knew I should never have told you that. ” “What happened? ” Linda had gotten a few hang-ups over the last few months, but hadn’t seemed particularly concerned. Not until the calls had increased to five or ten a day. Then she’d changed her number. “No more calls. ” Mattie reached out and pulled her friend in for a hug. “Were you home? ” Linda pulled back. “No and no. But the place was trashed. Considering I live in under a thousand square feet, that isn’t a lot of trash, but they broke the crystal heart my grandmother gave me before she died.

Dominic, on the other hand, seemed barely winded. His head snapped toward her. ” he barked. Nodding frantically, she scooted back several more feet. His gaze ran over her, quick but thorough, narrowing when it settled on her arm. She looked down and saw several red, angry scratches where the inmate had grabbed her. He turned back to the inmate, who writhed and kicked out. Bending down, he whispered something in the man’s ear that made him still. The inmate twisted his neck, and shot Mattie a look filled with fear before he disguised it with a sneer and muffled curse.

She wobbled for a moment, then pushed her hair back from her face. Strong, yet gentle, she thought. He obviously still knew how to regulate that powerful body of his. “Thank you,” she breathed. At least she’d fulfilled one fantasy—getting him to touch her again. And it felt far better than she’d have thought possible. How pathetic was that? Dominic said nothing, nor did he release her. Instead, they stared at one another, their gazes locked. Heat warmed her skin from her head to her toes, settling into the nooks and crannies in between.

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