Item #247802 Pay Dirt Road. Samantha Jayne Allen.

Pay Dirt Road

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Minotaur Books, April 2022. First Edition. Hardcover. New / New. Item #247802
ISBN: 1250804272

Friday Night Lights meets Mare of Easttown in this small-town mystery about an unlikely private investigator searching for a missing waitress. Pay Dirt Road is the mesmerizing debut from the 2019 Tony Hillerman Prize recipient Samantha Jayne Allen.

Annie McIntyre has a love/hate relationship with Garnett, Texas.

Recently graduated from college and home waitressing, lacking not in ambition but certainly in direction, Annie is lured into the family business--a private investigation firm--by her supposed-to-be-retired grandfather, Leroy, despite the rest of the clan's misgivings.

When a waitress at the café goes missing, Annie and Leroy begin an investigation that leads them down rural routes and haunted byways, to noxious-smelling oil fields and to the glowing neon of local honky-tonks. As Annie works to uncover the truth she finds herself identifying with the victim in increasing, unsettling ways, and realizes she must confront her own past--failed romances, a disturbing experience she'd rather forget, and the trick mirror of nostalgia itself--if she wants to survive this homecoming.

Signed on the title page by Samantha Jayne Allen, our former bookseller.

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