Release Date: August 9, 2022
About The Book:
She’s a weapon forged in the fires of her past—but this time, the flames could consume her in Critically acclaimed Southern mystery novelist Christopher Swann’s followup to Never Turn Back, perfect for fans of Linwood Barclay and David Swinson.
Orphaned at age ten by a violent home invasion, Susannah Faulkner grew up wild, her stubbornness the only thing harder than her heart. Since then, she’s used her skills to put a boot in the faces of those who deserve it. She knows she’s wired wrong and living a dangerous and violent life, but she’s determined to wring something decent from the world before she leaves it.
Then she gets word her brother Ethan needs her help and returns home to Atlanta. But in the airport, she finds her Uncle Gavin suffering a heart attack. Before he is rushed to the hospital, Gavin whispers a single word to Suzie: Peaches. She’s determined to uncover the meaning behind the cryptic message, but Ethan is also deep in trouble. An ex-soldier and ex-con named Finn appeared on his doorstep with a disturbing story: fifteen years earlier, Finn served with their father in Iraq, where they stole millions in cash. Now the money is missing, and Finn wants his share—or else.
A gang war threatens to explode on Atlanta’s streets. Uncle Gavin clings to life in the hospital. Finn is bent on finding his missing millions. And now, Suzie will be tested as never before in a crucible of violence where all that she holds dear is on the line.
About The Author:
Christopher Swann is a novelist and high school English teacher. A graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, he earned his Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has been a Townsend Prize finalist, longlisted for the Southern Book Prize, and a winner of the Georgia Author of the Year award. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. His novels include Shadow of the Lions, Never Turn Back, A Fire in the Night, and Never Go Home.
Swann comes out swinging in an action-packed thriller that will keep riveted readers on their toes.”
—New York Journal of Books
“Swann is already well admired for his intelligent and skilled plotting, and with Never Go Home, not only do we get more of that, but he has upped the ante with the unforgettable and beautifully flawed Susannah Faulkner. Suzie is a character that will be heralded in pop culture for generations to come. Ladies and gentlemen, Jack Reacher ain’t got s*#t on this woman. By far the best Swann novel yet.”
—Brian Panowich, award-winning author of Bull Mountain & Tiny Daggers
“Equal parts brutal and tender, Never Go Home is a fast-paced page-turner with a bad-ass heroine I’d hitch a ride with anytime. From page one, I was hooked.”
—Tara Laskowski, award-winning author of The Mother Next Door
“Christopher Swann is a mad scientist of Southern fiction. His ability to synthesize genres is unrivaled, and Never Go Home is a wonderful testament to his talent. Suzie Faulkner is one part MacGyver, one part Batgirl, and a whole lotta badass.”
—Mark Westmoreland, author of A Violent Gospel
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