The Weight of Blood

By (author): D.B. Carew

After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream truck driver. When Chris is called in to learn what he can about Marvin, he finds that the weight of blood might just be too much for him to bear.

Complicating matters are Chris’ strained relationship with his father; the vicious actions of his half-brother, Ray; the blinding spotlight of the media; and the aftereffects of trauma. In The Weight of Blood, D.B. Carew has given us a protagonist who is trying to hold everything together while staunching blood that both spills and connects.

AUTHOR

D.B. Carew

D.B. Carew is a crime fiction writer who was born in Newfoundland and Labrador. He now lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia with his wife and their two children, along with their Cocker Spaniel. D.B (Derrick) has worked at a forensic psychiatric hospital for over twenty years, and his experiences as a forensic social worker serve as inspiration for his novels. He is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, the Federation of BC Writers, and Crime Writers Association. His first book, The Killer Trail was shortlisted in 2013 for the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Debut Dagger for unpublished manuscript, and was published by NeWest Press in 2014. His follow up novel, The Weight of Blood, was released fall 2020, and he recently completed his third instalment of the Chris Ryder thriller series. His website is www.dbcarew.com.


Reviews

Praise for The Killer Trail:

“D.B. Carew, a first-time novelist, is a natural whiz at generating tension that puts Ryder — and the reader — through an emotional wringer.”
~ Jack Batten, Toronto Star


Praise for The Killer Trail:

“[a] promising debut thriller…”
~ Sarah Weinman, National Post


“Carew, a social worker at a provincial forensic psychiatric hospital, does a good job portraying the struggles of a mental health worker to maintain his own mental health. Fans of clinical mysteries will want to check this one out.”
~ Publishers Weekly


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After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream truck driver. When Chris is called in to learn what he can about Marvin, he finds that the weight of blood might just be too much for him to bear.

Complicating matters are Chris’ strained relationship with his father; the vicious actions of his half-brother, Ray; the blinding spotlight of the media; and the aftereffects of trauma. In The Weight of Blood, D.B. Carew has given us a protagonist who is trying to hold everything together while staunching blood that both spills and connects.

After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream truck driver. When Chris is called in to learn what he can about Marvin, he finds that the weight of blood might just be too much for him to bear.

Complicating matters are Chris’ strained relationship with his father; the vicious actions of his half-brother, Ray; the blinding spotlight of the media; and the aftereffects of trauma. In The Weight of Blood, D.B. Carew has given us a protagonist who is trying to hold everything together while staunching blood that both spills and connects.

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Published:

November 01, 2020

Publisher:

NeWest Press

ISBN:

9781988732930

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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Language:

eng

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