Death Spiral

Death Spiral

Book - 2009
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This complex, multi-layered thriller opens with a heros welcome for the wounded Wilf McLauchlin, a celebrated WWII Canadian Spitfire fighter pilot. Almost immediately after his homecoming, a series of bizarre murders erupt in his hometown. Wilf finds himself trying to solve them and wondering if he is somehow causing them. Wilf follows his own trail back to when he was shot down over Germany in the last days of the war and makes the shattering connection.
*Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and shortlisted for the 2011 Evergreen Award
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, c2009
ISBN: 9781552787922
Branch Call Number: NIC
Characteristics: 360 p

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BPLNextBestAdults Jan 05, 2012

Canadian WWII Spitfire pilot and wounded war hero Wilf McLaughlin returns to his rural Ontario hometown after almost 2 years in rehab hospitals in France, England, and Burlington. His body may be permanently damaged, but Wilf is determined to get his law degree, join his father’s law firm, and rebuild his life.

However, strange things begin to happen as soon as Wilf starts looking into the firm’s clients’ affairs. Bodies start turning up in mysterious circumstances. Is it just a coincidence, or did Wilf’s homecoming stir up some long forgotten resentments?

This psychological thriller will keep you in your chair reading through until it’s done. A tour de force that will haunt you, if you let it.

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vitareader
Aug 24, 2011

Doom seems to hang over the book like a fog. No matter how Wilf tried to be normal, to get a life, to stop the visions of the past from haunting him he just couldn't seem to do it. First the past haunted him and then the present starts to howl as well. Wilf goes from being a hailed hero to a Jonah.
I had to keep reading even though I had a feeling how it would end. The story was made even eerier each time they mentioned a trip to Brantford for a dinner or court or a movie, that all this could be going on so close to our small town at that time.

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lisangus
Dec 15, 2009

Quite well done.

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