Fast Falls the Night

Fast Falls the Night

eBook - 2017 | First edition
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Investigating a series of suspicious overdose deaths in her Appalachian hometown, prosecutor Bell Elkins uncovers evidence of a tainted batch of heroin and begins a desperate race against time that is challenged by local opinions. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sorrow Road.

McMillan Palgrave

Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel Fast Falls the Night takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell’s life forever.

The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad—but these days, depressingly familiar.

But then there is another overdose. And another. And another.

Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug—and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts.



Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 125009836X (electronic bk.)
9781250098368 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M KELLER
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 286 pages)

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glotet
Oct 30, 2017

An especially informative story given the ongoing crisis with overdose fatalities in BC.

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njon38
Oct 11, 2017

A well rendered portrait of the opioid crisis in West Virginia in the context of a detective story.

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