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An extraordinary thriller—gripping, haunting, and marvelously told—about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders.

“You came back here to bury your past … Thing is, you gotta kill it first.”

Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy, Bobby Scales, just committed a heinous act of violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain as bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work. Except in Brighton, things never work the way they’re supposed to.

Twenty-seven years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. He’s never been back to his old block, having avoided his family and, especially, Bobby Scales. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. All of a sudden Kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share. To report this story to the end and protect those he loves, he must navigate not only an elusive, slippery killer, but his own corrupted conscience.

A powerhouse of a thriller, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right … no matter what the cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[A] bomb! I loved it.”

    Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A masterpiece of crime fiction, filled with fascinating characters and sparkling dialogue and visceral atmosphere and riveting tensions, plus no shortage of terrific twists.”

    Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Harvey’s unfussy prose propels the plot.”

    Chicago Magazine

  • “Riveting…Harvey’s gritty tribute to the working-class neighborhoods of his youth is as authentically captured as the best of Dennis Lehane. Fans of Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed will love the violent twists and turns of the novel’s final chapters.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey’s fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A masterful piece of crime fiction with a gritty atmosphere, extraordinary characters, and several stunning twists.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Brighton is being widely hailed as a remarkable crime novel that transcends the genre.”


  • “Harvey crisply evokes the dark side of the Boston urban underclass inhabiting a fractured neighborhood in a constant state of casual violence and brutality…Moving.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Harvey has taken the elements of a classic crime novel and heightened them with race and class tensions, as well as the story of a remarkable friendship and an unforgettable family drama. The result is a novel that crackles with energy and makes you hold on until the final page.”

    Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street

  • A BookPage Top Pick for June 2016
  • An Indie Next List Pick for July 2016
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