“Clifford understands human potential for moral collapse and redemption...”
—Publishers Weekly on Lamentation
“...gritty and addicting
—LitReactor on December Boys
“...character-driven noir at its finest.”
—Author Jennifer Hillier on Give Up the Dead
“...a hard-bitten and hard-boiled loner who manages
to make you root for him and all the world's underdogs.”
—Author Reed Farrel Coleman on Give Up the Dead
“Clifford paints true-to-life characters with
the same gritty touch as the best of Dennis Lehane.”
—Author Robert Dugoni on Lamentation
“...the kind of wrenching, powerful work that defies easy categorization...”
—Author Jerry Stahl on Lamentation
After being cleared of his wife's murder, Todd Norman returns to her small Connecticut hometown in order to finish building their dream house by the lake, only to find new suspicions cast when a young woman's body washes up on the beach next door.
When Tracy Somerset, divorced mother from the small town of Covenant, CT, meets a handsome stranger in a midnight Wal-Mart, she has no idea she is speaking with Todd Norman, the former Wall Street financier dubbed "The Banker Butcher" by the New York tabloids. The following morning, on the beach by Norman's back-under-construction lakehouse, another young woman's body is discovered...
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