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Chris Harding Thornton

Biography

Chris Harding Thornton

Chris Harding Thornton, a seventh-generation Nebraskan, holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Nebraska, where she currently teaches. She has worked as a quality assurance overseer at a condom factory, a jar-lid screwer at a plastics plant, a closer at Burger King, a record store clerk, an all-ages club manager and a PR writer. PICKARD COUNTY ATLAS is her first novel.

Chris Harding Thornton

Books by Chris Harding Thornton

by Chris Harding Thornton - Fiction, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

The Reddick family patriarch has decided, decades after authorities ended the search for his murdered boy’s body, to lay a headstone. Instead of bringing closure, this decision is the spark that threatens to set Pickard County ablaze. On a fateful night after the memorial service, sheriff’s deputy Harley Jensen tails the youngest Reddick and town miscreant, Paul, through the abandoned farms and homes outside their run-down Nebraska town. The pursuit puts Harley in the path of Pam Reddick, a restless young woman who is drawn to his dark history. Unfolding over six tense days, PICKARD COUNTY ATLAS sets Harley and the Reddicks on a collision course --- propelling them toward an incendiary moment that will either redeem or end them.