Fateful Mornings (Henry Farrell #2) by Tom Bouman

Into the Wild

Read Fateful Mornings (Henry Farrell #2) Online Free - Tom Bouman’s Dry Bones in the Valley won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times hailed it as “beautifully written,” and the Washington Post called it a “mesmerizing and often terrifying story.”

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, summer has brought Officer Henry Farrell nothing but trouble. Heroin has arrived with a surge in burglaries and other crime. When local carpenter Kevin O’Keeffe admits that he shot a man and that his girlfriend, Penny, is missing, the search leads the small-town cop to an industrial vice district across state lines that has already ensnared more than one of his neighbors. With the patience of a hunter, Farrell ventures into a world of shadow beyond the fields and forests of home.

Title : Fateful Mornings (Henry Farrell #2)
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ISBN : 0393249646
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 357 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

June 24, 2017

Without doubt, this is a beautifully written mystery set in Wild Thyme, a rural place in Pennsylvania, policed by Henry Farrell. There are dark regional omens such as rise in burglaries and the arrival of heroin, and low income poor areas, like the Heights, that are proving to be dangerous to fre...

Jaime rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 16, 2017

I found this book boring and tedious. I love the imagery of the setting (rural Pennsylvania) and the notion that the plot focused on fracking (environmentalist in me). Other than that, I did not like the book at all. The plot was hard to follow and boring. The characters were depressing. I did no...

Donna rated it ★★★☆☆

March 25, 2017

In Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, Officer Henry Farrell is the law -- the only cop the town has. Kevin O'Keefe is mostly a druggie and he reports his girlfriend Penny missing. The story meanders along with many sub-plots. The author's words are quite descriptive and the countryside is very pretty. I l...

Bibliophile Book Club rated it ★★★☆☆

July 28, 2017

Fateful Mornings is the first book I’ve read by Tom Bouman, but I’ve had Dry Bones in the Valley on my bookshelves since it came out, just waiting to be read. I’ll definitely be picking it up at some point having read this one. In Fateful Mornings, we meet Officer Henry Farrell, the central charac...

Laura rated it ★★★☆☆

March 13, 2017

The story was segmented, choppy, and lacked flow. It was bogged down with information about the city, counties, and locale. Which could have been overlooked; except, the details provided were dull and often irrelevant to the storyline. Actually, the same can be said about most of the side stories...

Kerry rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 26, 2017

I found this book incredibly boring and tedious. It didn't get good until perhaps the last 30 pages. By that time I was only still reading because curiosity as to who did it kept me there but that's about it. Very dull and slow moving book.

Craig rated it ★★★☆☆

May 12, 2017

We’ve had to wait a little while for a sequel to Bouman’s exquisite, mesmerizing debut Dry Bones in the Valley (2014), which won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the LA Times Prize, among other accolades. But at last we’re back alongside Office Henry Farrell on his beat among the backwood...

Barb rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 07, 2017

Wanted to like this book: 1) set in rural Pennsylvania; 2) impact of fracking on community; 3) thought 1st novel was readable. However, this book really disappointed. I plodded through it just to see if it got better, (It didn't)

Leah rated it ★★★★☆

August 18, 2017

Beautifully written and quietly ponderous, this second outing for Henry Farrell loses a little something of the first's freshness, but like a good cheese, it gains strength and maturity with age. Bouman's brilliance is in his use of the landscape as narrative - in a contemplative, procedural way,...

Chris rated it ★★★☆☆

July 11, 2017

(3)-I was really drawn to the characters, setting and story of "Dry Bones in the Valley", the first book featuring Henry Farrell, an older, low level lawman living In rural northern Pennsylvania. In this follow up, he is investigating a disappearance, playing his fiddle, enjoying his beer and try...

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