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The North Country Confessional

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Family roots, teachings, and tradition permeate Darby Weeks’s existence despite a decade’s old decision to walk away from a life of privilege. They have given him the courage to survive under impossible conditions, but the most challenging of them all comes from an unexpected place: his return home. As heinous crimes peppered with riddles begin to plague the North Country, ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 12th 2014 by North Country Press
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Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot. One of my favorite lines came at the start of chapter thirteen- Words are like the summer sun: they can do to your heart what a ray of light can do to a fallow field.
The freshness of this author’s voice will stay with me for a while.
He touched on a tough subject in this story: environmentalism. And while I really like Darby, I was not a fan of his love interest, Emily. She came across as childish and mean throughout much of the book.
The descriptions of the north countr
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways, 2015, thriller
War hero Darby Stickney Weeks returns with a fanfare to the North Country, the region where he grew up. He falls immediately into a centuries-old feud between his prosperous family – of which he is the sole heir to the fortune - and the notorious and very dangerous Marsh family. Darby fails in his attempt to call a truce between the families, instead igniting it and putting his life and others, in danger.

In order to uncover the secret history of his family and end the feud, he must solve a seri
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The author shared a digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

I didn't realise how much I missed a good old mystery thriller book till I got a chance to review this one. I have been a part of fantasy and science fiction world way too long and this book was a perfect escape for that (just for a little while at least :P)

This book has a hero (an actual war hero!) who ran away from his past but has n
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was given this book for free by the author to give my honest review. The author gave it a good try. There were some things that drove me nuts about the book: We have a killer in the book that gives someone a poison and based on that poison it kills him right away BUT in reality this poison does not kill like that. A grown woman who is a successful business woman acted as if she was 5 as she is sticking out her tongue and hitting the main character. Which wouldn't have bothered me so much but s ...more
Sanna Hines
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great mystery and suspense

Darby Weeks, recipient of the Medal of Honor, must decide what to do with his future. A complicated man from an illustrious family, he joined the Navy to live in obscurity only to return to New Hampshire a hero. His homecoming renews relationships with old girlfriend Emily (now a corporate CEO), old nemesis Finn (now an eco-crusader), and truly old (“He had to be at least a hundred and five in both years and pounds…”) friend Silas. But what haunts Darby are the faces he
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 105challenge10
I enjoyed this book, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.
Darby returns after many years of absence in his hometown, Bretton Woods. His family is one of the city's most important but years ago he gave up everything to live life in its own way, wanted to prove he can do it alone. He's always been crushed by the power of his family, he tried to use his mother's surname to go unnoticed. His return home, however, reopened the wounds of the past and also rekindled old rivalries. Here he
Angelina Kalahari
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A cracking good mystery

I loved this novel, filled with wonderfully eccentric and well-rounded characters and beautiful descriptions of the Great North Woods. The author’s word paintings of the elegant Mount Washington Hotel made me want to visit it immediately.

Medal of Honour recipient, Darby Weeks, comes home to New Hampshire, but he does not feel like the hero he has been decorated to be. He is haunted by secrets and unfulfilling relationships from the past. One character and relationship I p
Mar 17, 2015 rated it liked it
As an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I rate North Country Confessional with 4 fangs.
I found the book a little hard to get into. The characters were hard to follow, especially Emily. She wants to have a relationship with Darby but she is constantly playing games with him. Darby is like a lost puppy wanting so badly for Emily to love him yet he won’t admit it to anyone either.
Darby tries to resolve an old family feud but instead gets pulled into the past drama
Maggie Thom
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was quite an interesting read. The characters are very real and so believable. Silas was a hoot. He was junk mail personified. Such a character. The author wrote this story in such a way that he draws you in right away with some questions - who really is Darby? Why such strong reactions to him? Why was he really returning? Craig C. Charles amps up the mystery by doling out information just enough to wet your appetite and keep you reading. It's really quite an intriguing story that will keep ...more
Kathryn Curzon
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and thoroughly enjoyed the attention to detail throughout the novel. I was captured from the start and the vivid descriptions of settings and life within the hotel added great depth to the writing. The author's use of language was stunning, a unique voice, and writing in the first person worked really well. Father Callaghan was my favourite character and I laughed out loud often at his rants! I also really enjoyed how the author picked up the pace of the story at just th ...more
Trina Knittle
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Will read and review once recieved.

One of my favorite things about this book and that also got me wanting to read this book was the cover. it is so beautiful and in my opinion eye catching. It was an easy book to read and was paced nicely. The author's writing style was also one of my favorite things. It had a nice flow that made it easy to keep on reading through the book. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. I can see myself re reading this book in the future.
Kristen Hansen
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Did not care for the way this written. I could never really get the characters together and the flow never seemed to mesh with me. I also felt like there were some errors that needed corrected as well.
Nicole O'Connor
May 25, 2016 rated it liked it
A great cover and a well-edited story. The reader is strung along with a series of written clues that need to be solved. It lacked emotion where it counted. However, this was not too gory and it focussed on the intellectual side of problem-solving.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I struggled with the way this was written - in my opinion, it was not very cohesive and there were a lot of grammatical mistakes that had not been corrected by the publisher. The story line and characters never meshed for me and continued to be confusing right up to the end of the book.
Diane Burnett
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Story takes place in and around the Mount Washington Hotel lots of unfinished business for the characters to weave through to solve it all.
Julie  Whitley
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tense. Pulled me and and kept me turning the pages.
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