Descent: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description
The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.    Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion. “Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post “A compelling thriller that is both creepy and literary . . . Descent is not just a mystery. It is an emotional story of evil, fear, acceptance and irony.”—The Denver Post  “What makes the novel unforgettable is its sense of character, its deliberate, unadorned prose and Johnston’s unflinching exploration of human endurance, physical and psychological.” —Miami Herald   “A super-charged, addictive read.” —The Missourian                                                                      “An original and psychologically deep thriller.” —Outside magazine   “Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.” —Esquire   “[A] dazzling debut . . . Exquisitely crafted.”  —The Dallas Morning News    “Incredibly powerful, richly atmospheric.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune    “ [An] engulfing thriller-cum-western.” —The New York Times Book Review     “Brilliant . . . As gripping as any Everest expedition.” —Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4922c367-d667-cb6e-d685-197f82ad05b1
Grouping Title descent
Grouping Author johnston tim
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-02 02:05:15AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 02:34:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Bray, R. C., Sands, Xe.
author Johnston, Tim, 1962-
author2-role Bray, R. C., Sands, Xe., TBXdistributor, TotalBooxdistributor, hoopla digital.
author_display Johnston, Tim
display_description The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.    Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion. “Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post “A compelling thriller that is both creepy and literary . . . Descent is not just a mystery. It is an emotional story of evil, fear, acceptance and irony.”—The Denver Post  “What makes the novel unforgettable is its sense of character, its deliberate, unadorned prose and Johnston’s unflinching exploration of human endurance, physical and psychological.” —Miami Herald   “A super-charged, addictive read.” —The Missourian                                                                      “An original and psychologically deep thriller.” —Outside magazine   “Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.” —Esquire   “[A] dazzling debut . . . Exquisitely crafted.”  —The Dallas Morning News    “Incredibly powerful, richly atmospheric.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune    “ [An] engulfing thriller-cum-western.” —The New York Times Book Review     “Brilliant . . . As gripping as any Everest expedition.” —Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars
format_catalog eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 4922c367-d667-cb6e-d685-197f82ad05b1
isbn 9781616204303, 9781622315048
item_details Total Boox:1348452841010698423|1348452841010698423|Total Boox|Online Total Boox|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Total Boox||http://cdn.totalboox.com/static/covers/WM/12b6aab6e8cf18b7-b.jpg||Available Online||Total Boox||, hoopla:MWT11418439||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11418439||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11689718||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11689718||Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-09-21T08:34:25.004Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9781616204303
publishDate 2015
record_details Total Boox:1348452841010698423|eBook|eBook||English|Algonquin Books|2015|1 online resource., hoopla:MWT11418439|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books,|2015.|1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11689718|eBook|eBook||English|Algonquin Books,|2015.|1 online resource
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11689718 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
hoopla:MWT11418439 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Abduction -- Fiction, Crime & Thrillers; General Fiction, Electronic books, Families -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Rocky Mountains -- Fiction, Rocky Mountains Region -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
title_display Descent : a novel
title_full Descent : a novel [electronic resource] Johnston, Tim, 1962-, Descent [eBook] Johnston, Tim, Descent [electronic resource] / Tim Johnston
title_short Descent :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Abduction, Electronic books, Families, Loss (Psychology), Missing persons