The second novel from the wonderful Ron McLarty
Jono Riley is an aging bartender and part-time actor struggling to make ends meet in Manhattan. But news of the sudden death of his childhood friend and first true love, Marie D Agostino, compels Jono to return home for her funeral. As he journeys to Rhode Island, Jono revisits his shadowy past - his three best friends and a series of mysterious shootings that occurred all that time ago.
Once home, Jono finds himself drawn into an attempt to find the person responsible for the shootings. Slowly he discovers his childhood friends are not who he thought they were...
Frequent flashbacks add colour to Jono's adult insecurities, and McLarty's prose remains convincing without crossing into treacly turf - Publishers Weekly