'You came back here to bury your past...Thing is, you gotta kill it first' Brighton, 1975: a working-class Boston neighbourhood simmering with violence and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Kevin Pearce has dreams of a life beyond the streets he grew up on. Like so many others, however, he gets caught up in Brighton's undertow and a crime that forces him to flee the city. Twenty-seven years later, Kevin returns to his old neighbourhood after winning the Pulitzer Prize for an article on the wrongful conviction and death of a man from Brighton. But Kevin's past has long shadows - shadows which have taken on a life of their own. And when his prosecutor girlfriend, Lisa, asks his advice on a murder case, he's plunged into a web of deception and bloodshed which will test his loyalties to the limit. Darkly compelling and razor-sharp, Brighton is about the meaning of family, the price of friendship, and survival in a world where one misstep can cost everything.
A gritty thriller in the vein of Dennis Lehane's Mystic River about a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who returns to the crime-ridden Boston neighbourhood where he grew up, and is forced to confront his past
Michael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game and The Governor's Wife, as well as a journalist and documentary producer. His work has won numerous national and international awards, including multiple news Emmys, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination. He holds a law degree with honors from Duke University, a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in classical languages from Holy Cross College. He lives in Chicago. @MichaelHarvey88 www.michaelharveybooks.com