JOHNSTON WRITES WITH SUCH CARE, UNDERSTANDING, EVEN LOVE FOR THE FLAWED HUMANS IN HIS STORY THAT IT’S ALMOST TOO MUCH…BUT IF WE PERSIST, WE WILL BEAR WITNESS TO THEIR MOMENTS OF PAIN AND TRAGEDY. THE REWARD: WE ARE TREATED TO OCCASIONS OF SUCH CARE THAT IT’S ALMOST REDEMPTIVE.
“Tim Johnston returns in dazzling form with DISTANT SONS, an intricate, haunting novel sure to resonate with fans of Dennis Lehane, Peter Heller, and James Lee Burke. Johnston’s plot is tense and his pacing swift, but he’s after bigger game here, with questions of identity, intentions, and legacies merging in a tale that will linger long after it is finished. He’s also one of the finest prose stylists in the game, stacking polished sentences with a master’s touch. Don’t miss this one.” — Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of An Honest Man
“This book kept me up at night. Eerie, unsettling, and addictive.” — Ash Davidson, bestselling author of Damnation Spring
“Distant Sons is the kind of novel that inspires writers like me to want to step up our game. His prose is both elegant and raw, with characters so real you want to sit down and have a beer with them. Mr. Johnston is a writer with a gift, and if you haven’t had the pleasure to read him, I highly recommend picking up this book.” — Allen Eskens, bestselling author of The Life We Bury and Forsaken Country