After barely surviving the events of The Killer Trail, Vancouver psychiatric social worker Chris Ryder once again finds himself at the centre of a high-profile murder case: Marvin Goodwin, a young man who falls on the extreme end of the autism spectrum, is found covered with blood at the murder scene of a local ice cream truck driver. When Chris is called in to learn what he can about Marvin, he finds that the weight of blood might just be too much for him to bear.
Complicating matters are Chris' strained relationship with his father; the vicious actions of his half-brother, Ray; the blinding spotlight of the media; and the aftereffects of trauma. In The Weight of Blood, D.B. Carew has given us a protagonist who is trying to hold everything together while staunching blood that both spills and connects.
Praise for The Weight of Blood:
"Carew combines psychological insight with a keen sense of Lower Mainland atmosphere. The Weight of Blood is compassionate, thrilling, and timely."
~ Sam Wiebe, award-winning author of Cut You Down and Invisible Dead
"A gripping thriller that also masterfully explores the complexity of mental health. Chris Ryder is a captivating, compelling, and compassionate character and it's impossible to not invest in his journey and well-being."
~ A.J. Devlin, award-winning writer of Cobra Clutch and Rolling Thunder
Praise for The Killer Trail:
"D.B. Carew, a first-time novelist, is a natural whiz at generating tension that puts Ryder -- and the reader -- through an emotional wringer."
~ Jack Batten, Toronto Star
[a] promising debut thriller..."
~ Sarah Weinman, National Post