Reunion at Red Paint Bay
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2013
Duration: 6 hours 19 minutes
Nothing much happens in the small town of Red Paint, the “Friendliest Town in Maine!” It’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name, a romantic night out might include meatloaf, and carnivals still hold a kind of magical wonder. Simon Howe, once a promising reporter in Portland, Maine, is the last person anyone would have expected to move back to his childhood home to raise a family. He’s owner and editor of the local paper, husband to a hard wife who can’t help but play therapist to the family’s problems, and father to a son who seems to be growing up far too quickly. Yet, Simon’s quiet existence dramatically changes when he starts receiving threatening messages from an anonymous sender. As Simon tries to identify his stalker, he must also struggle to keep his life and family together as secrets from his past threaten to destroy everything he has built.
“Harrar tackles some big issues here, notably vengeance, guilt, and absolution, with the underlying question of when sex becomes rape. But messages aside, this is tightly written psychological suspense.”—Booklist