By Matthew F. Jones
After the lack of his relations farm, John Moon is a determined guy. A grasp hunter, his skill to poach online game in-season or out is the single factor that stands among him and the soup kitchen line. until eventually Moon trespasses at the fallacious land, hears a rustle within the brush, and fires a unmarried fateful shot.
Following the bloody path, he comes upon a surprising scene: an unlawful, deep woods campground choked with medicines, bundles of money and the physique of a useless younger lady, killed via Moon's stray bullet.
Faced with an final quandary, Moon has to choose: does he take the cash and forget about his accountability for the girl's dying? Or confess?
But prior to he has an opportunity to make your mind up, Moon reveals himself at the run, pursued via those that imagine the money is theirs. males who don't care approximately correct and improper and who wish just one factor from John Moon: his physique, face down in a ditch.
Matthew F. Jones' A unmarried Shot is a unprecedented, visionary mystery equivalent to the paintings of Tom Franklin, Ron Rash, Daniel Woodrell, and Cormac McCarthy.
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We travel widely, Claire. I couldn’t tell you every place you’ve ever been. And I wasn’t expecting you here anyway, remember? ” Her gut twisted, and she curled her hands into fists in the lap of her stained and torn dress. The cowardly part of her didn’t want to get into it tonight when she was exhausted and shocked, but she’d been drifting too long, asleep in a pleasant dream where nothing bad ever happened. Something terrible had happened here. She could feel it, could sense the way every cell in her body cringed at the sight of this place.
My parents were here when I was a child, and we had a birthday in the garden. ” The woman took a step toward the door. “I was here then, yes. I really should be getting back to work. ” Claire reached a hand toward her. “Please, just a few questions. ” Priscilla took another step toward the door. “Well, no wonder you were fearful. ” “Can you tell me what happened? ” Priscilla sighed. “It was a long time ago, Ms. Dellamare. Maybe it’s best if you don’t remember. It had to have been traumatic. ” We?
Priscilla sighed. “It was a long time ago, Ms. Dellamare. Maybe it’s best if you don’t remember. It had to have been traumatic. ” We? ” She clucked her tongue. “A thing like that—a child lost in the woods—is every parent’s nightmare. indd 40 1/20/15 8:12 AM T H E I N N AT O C E A N ’ S E D G E Just thinking about it made Claire’s gut clench, and she didn’t even have children. ” “Your parents had invited the children from Folly Shoals to your birthday party as well as close friends, and the garden was overrun with children.
A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones