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Fast Falls the Night

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Fast Falls the Night

The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad --- but these days, depressingly familiar.

But then there is another overdose. And another. And another.

Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug --- and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts.

Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel FAST FALLS THE NIGHT takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell’s life forever.

Fast Falls the Night
by Julia Keller

  • Publication Date: August 22, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN-10: 1250089611
  • ISBN-13: 9781250089618