Carolina moonset

Matt Goldman, 1962-

Book - 2022

"Joey Green has returned to Beaufort, South Carolina, with its palmettos and shrimp boats, to look after his ailing father, who is succumbing to dementia, while his overstressed mother takes a break. Marshall Green's short-term memory has all but evaporated, but, as if in compensation, his oldest memories are more vivid than ever. His mind keeps slipping backwards in time, retreating into long-ago yesterdays of growing up in Beaufort as a boy. At first this seems like a blessing of sor...ts, with the past providing a refuge from a shrinking future, but Joey grows increasingly anxious as his father's hallucinatory arguments with figures from his youth begin to hint at deadly secrets, scandals, and suspicions long buried and forgotten. Resurfacing from decades past are mysteries that still have the power to shatter lives-and change everything Joey thought he knew. Especially when a new murder brings the police to his door . . . " -

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Subjects
Genres
Domestic fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Forge, Tom Doherty Associates 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Physical Description
262 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781250810120
1250810124
9781250810144
1250810140
Main Author
Matt Goldman, 1962- (author)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

At the start of this first-class mystery from Goldman (the Nils Shapiro series), Joey Green, the owner of a Chicago jewelry company, returns to Beaufort, S.C., to visit his father, Marshall, who's suffering from a disease that's rapidly destroying his short-term memory. Joey offers to stay with Marshall for a few days while his mother, Carol, takes a much needed break. Carol's three-day vacation in Florida turns into a feverish nightmare for Joey when Thomas Hammond, patriarch of Beaufort's most important family, is shot dead one night near the Greens' house. Joey left his father alone during the time of the murder, Marshall hated the Hammond family, and—most worrying—Marshall's gun is missing. When the police come knocking, Joey is desperate to protect his father, but his impulse to help may make things much worse. As Joey tries to discover who killed Thomas, he comes to realize that Marshall's teenage memories hold the key to murders that occurred decades earlier. The often amusing dialogue flows naturally, the emotional undercurrents ring true, and the mystery itself offers a full complement of suspects and motives. This novel about love, loss, and family ties isn't to be missed. Agent: Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary. (May) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Returning home to Beaufort, South Carolina, to take care of her ailing father, who is succumbing to dementia, Joey Green grows increasingly anxious as his hallucinatory arguments with figures from his youth begin to hint at long-buried secrets, scandals and suspicions. 10,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Both suspenseful and deeply moving, Carolina Moonset is an engrossing novel about family, memories both golden and terrible, and secrets too dangerous to stay hidden forever, from New York Times bestselling and Emmy Award-winning author, Matt Goldman.Joey Green has returned to Beaufort, South Carolina, with its palmettos and shrimp boats, to look after his ailing father, who is succumbing to dementia, while his overstressed mother takes a break. Marshall Green’s short-term memory has all but evaporated, but, as if in compensation, his oldest memories are more vivid than ever. His mind keeps slipping backwards in time, retreating into long-ago yesterdays of growing up in Beaufort as a boy.At first this seems like a blessing of sorts, with the past providing a refuge from a shrinking future, but Joey grows increasingly anxious as his father’s hallucinatory arguments with figures from his youth begin to hint at deadly secrets, scandals, and suspicions long buried and forgotten. Resurfacing from decades past are mysteries that still have the power to shatter lives—and change everything Joey thought he knew.Especially when a new murder brings the police to his door...