One Last Lie
A sudden disappearance reveals a startling connection to a 15-year-old cold case in the new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron.
“Never trust a man without secrets.” These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation into a thousan
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Charley Stevens has gone missing and Mike Bowditch has very little to go on - an antique badge found by Charley at a flea market and the letter that Charley left for him. He finds out the badge once belonged to a missing warden who is presumed dead and whose body was never found. On his pursuit to find his mentor and surrogate father, Mike learns that many people he knows have secrets, that some will do whatever it takes to keep the past in the past, and t ...more
I came across ONE LAST LIE, Doiron’s latest, on NetGalley and took the opportunity to settle into the call of nature. I couldn’t ha ...more
One Last Lie opens the door wide on one of the finest books in this series. Paul Doiron does Mike Bowditch proud in an exceptional panorama of life in Maine through the rugged terrain making up the internal workings of Investigator/Warden Bowditch. This one has a lot of action and uncertainty as we travel through multiple counties and small towns at the heels of Bowditch. Doiron knows how to showcase the multi-layered c ...more
Bowditch travels to Florida to do background checks on a potential new hire when he is called by his mentor's wife because Charley is missing. Mike travels home to Maine and starts a clandestine search for his mentor and father figure and also hunts for clues in a cold case involving the murd ...more
Honestly, I don't know why I love the series so much. Of course, the writing is outstanding and the stories are complex enough to be hold my attention every page of the way but simple ...more
This one is loaded with Maine characters and culture as our MC, Mike Bowditch, searches for his beloved mentor, Charley. The mystery of Charley's sudden disappearance sends him to the northern boundary of Maine and immerses him in communities filled with suspicious and quirky people who might be somehow connected to a deadly drug raid years ago. Charley's role in the raid seems cut and dried but somethin ...more
The book started out fast, slowed down a little with the investigation, then the action picked up toward the end. Mike has always been good at investigating. He's also good at getting into trouble, although that seems ...more
This one gets personal for Mike as he searches for his surrogate father, Charley Stevens, who has disappeared without an explanation. It all seems to relate to a former game warden and his disappearance from an uncover assignment that Charley was a part of. Plus Mike's old girlfriend s ...more
This book begins with Mike in Florida doing a background check on someone who had applied for a job with the Maine Warden ...more
The myster ...more
"One Last Lie" was a humdinger of a story. Complex with layers of intrigue a ...more
This is despite Charley asking him, by letter, not too. What has set Charley off is finding an old warden badge being sold at a flea market at which he became angry with the vendor.
I won't set out too much of the plot but this links to the disappearance 15 years ago of an Investigator Warden who had g ...more
However, like other readers and reviewers who track the next Doiron mystery, my ten ...more
I received an advance copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.