In The Goodbye Man, Colter Shaw is searching for two boys. The reason? For the $50,000 reward, of course. That’s his job.
Adam and Erick are accused of painting racist graffiti and burning a cross on a church lawn. Worse, they shot the church’s janitor and its lay preacher. When one boy dies during their capture, Colter decides to see for himself if a cult is behind the boy’s strange actions.
“Shaw’s career as a reward seeker, no, his essence was about survival. Saving lives. Finding the kidnap victim, the imperiled runaway, the serial killer stalking the sales clerk or college coed. And here he’d failed. [A boy] was dead. He needed to know why. And he needed to know if anyone else here was at risk.”
The Goodbye Man is another great thriller from Mr. Deaver. It’s a compelling look into a cult from the inside as Colter goes undercover as Novice Carter. I really loved this inventive and thrilling tale. If you are as into reading or streaming cult documentaries as I am, you too will love this roller-coaster ride. 5 stars! While this can be read as a stand-alone, it is better if you know a bit about Colter from the previous book in the series, The Never Game.
Thanks to G.P. Putnam’s Sons and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.