The Carpenter by Matt Lennox

The Carpenter by Matt Lennox book cover

After spending 17 years in maximum-security prison for a brutal crime, Lee King has returned to his God-fearing hometown to find much has changed: His mother is dying and his younger sister is married with three children. As Lee sets out to seek redemption and build a new life, a retired cop who was involved in Lee’s arrest finds a body, and he and Lee are caught up in a whole new crime. An engaging debut novel from military man Matt Lennox, The Carpenter brilliantly details small-town life and the lure of revenge and retribution, all with a twist of dark humour.

The Carpenter
, Matt Lennox, $30.