In the Douglas Kennedy mould, 'Stillriver' is a powerful novel of love and relationships set in the claustrophobic world of small town America.
Michael Wolf felt he had escaped his past - Stillriver, the small town in Michigan where he grew up, his troubles with his father, the petty jealousies and competitiveness of his younger brother, and most of all the disaster that ended his relationship with Cassie, the love of his life.
As the book opens, Michael is forced to return to Stillriver when he is told of his father's brutal murder. He finds the town's new prosperity only partly masks old hurts and humiliations. But when he discovers that Cassie has also returned to Stillriver, he is thrown into total turmoil while trying to solve the mystery of his father's death.
A powerful love story, 'Stillriver', is also a novel about family relationships and the tensions of life in a small close-knit community.