Book Review-The Gray and Guilty Sea-Scott William Carter | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Gray and Guilty Sea-Scott William Carter

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Guilt over his wife's death had Garrison Gage moving to a tiny town and becoming a hermit. He was quite happy just doing his crossword puzzles and taking the occasioal walk near the sea. Then one day he came across a dead young woman. He was going to just tell the local police and let it go--but then he couldn't. He used to be a private investigator and before he knew what he was doing he was looking into who did this--who she was etc.

He left no stone unturned--then it became personal--Did he uncover what was happening? You will have to read this book to find out!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable.

After his wife's brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the hobbled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife's death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation - forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl's murder.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won an Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published many books, including the popular Garrison Gage mystery series set on the Oregon coast, as well as the provocative Myron Vale Investigations, about the private investigator in Portland, Oregon who works for both the living and the dead. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children. Find out more about him at

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