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John Burley

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John Burley worked as a paramedic and firefighter before attending medical school in Chicago and completing an emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. His debut novel, THE ABSENCE OF MERCY, received the National Black Ribbon Award, which recognizes a novelist who brings a fresh voice to suspense writing. His second stand-alone novel, THE FORGETTING PLACE, is available now. To learn more, visit his website at www.john-burley.com.

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The Absence of Mercy

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The Forgetting Place

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"Set in 1950s California, the McCray family live in the small town of Cottonwood. Kate McCray was born and bred there and when she married Michael McCray that’s where they set up home. Their two boys, Sean and Danny, ten and six respectively, compl..." Read more of this review »
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“eyes cannot see what the mind does not know.”
John Burley, The Absence of Mercy

“He is perhaps fifteen—not truly a young man yet, but certainly well on his way—and he walks with the energy and indifference of one who possesses the luxury of youth but not yet the experience to appreciate its value or evanescence.”
John Burley, The Absence of Mercy
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“The past is what imprisons us. There are some things in this world that can never be undone. But they can be faced. They can be forgiven. And if we hold on to that, then there is a chance for us. A chance that someday. . .we will be free.”
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