By R. J. Ellory
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590205167, 349pp.)
Publication Date: April 4, 2013
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Daniel Ford has thirty days to live: accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story, beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged six by a South Carolina lake, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy, and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder.
A stunning suspense novel and tale of a lost friendship, "Candlemoth" is for all fans of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile.