NICEVILLE, a novel
Published by Knopf June 14, 2012
Set in a hell of a town!
“The small Southern town of Niceville is anything but nice. Strange things happen after a young boy named Rainey Teague suddenly vanishes while looking into a mirror displayed in a store window—and is later found alive in a grave that hasn’t been opened in years. Over the next 36 hours, four police officers are murdered following a bank robbery. Then a wealthy widow and her elderly handyman vanish mysteriously.
“Police officer and troubled Middle East veteran Nick Kavanaugh has a personal connection to the crimes as his wife, Kate, is Rainey’s legal guardian, and his father-in-law, who has been investigating the town’s mysterious past, also soon vanishes without an obvious cause. What Nick finds will draw him and Kate into an old family feud and desire for retribution that has extended from beyond the grave…
“Stroud effectively combines elements of police procedural and ghost story to create an absolutely riveting page-turner that goes beyond genre fiction as it explores the nature of evil, both human and supernatural.” —Lawrence Rungren,
in LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Plenty of bang for your buck
—Stephanie Zvirin, in BOOKLIST
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