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From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die.

Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, he had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and Gus is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing.

Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm’s length. But his comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino comes to him for help. Four months earlier, TJ Delcamino’s battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the police don’t seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted: Gus Murphy.

Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover. As he begins to sweep away the layers of dust that have collected over the case during the intervening months, Gus finds that Delcamino is telling the truth. It seems that everyone involved with the late TJ Delcamino—from his best friend to his girlfriend, from a gang enforcer to a Mafia capo, and even the police—has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to hide it. Gus has taken on a dangerous favor as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, all while searching through the sewers for a killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the greatest voices in contemporary crime fiction…I loved this book. Nobody does it better.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gus Murphy is the new name in crime fiction. He is my kind of guy and Where It Hurts, Reed Farrel Coleman’s spectacularly absorbing new novel, is my kind of story. You go into a story like this expecting/hoping for a solid character to ride with, a high-octane story in which you don’t see the turns coming in the road ahead, and a truthful observation on life from a different angle. As usual, Coleman delivers. I can’t wait for Murphy and Coleman to show up again.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Modern noir at its absolute best…Coleman’s truly delivered, and then some.”

    Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Reed Farrel Coleman’s Where It Hurts tells a riveting story about a Long Island that has nothing to do with the romantic vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald in this action packed tale of an amoral world. Coleman is a born storyteller who writes with great authority and gives as much bang for the buck as the best books in the genre.”

    Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Reed Farrel Coleman introduces a great new character, Gus Murphy, a street savvy ex-cop who operates beneath the glitter of the Gold Coast and the glitz of the Hamptons in a Long Island that few outsiders ever see. Where It Hurts is a gut punch of a novel, a murder mystery layered with grief, greed, and grit. Coleman is as good as Chandler, Hammett, or Ed McBain.”

    Nelson Demille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Where It Hurts is taut, smart, and engaging with a terrific sense of place. Readers will never go wrong with Gus Murphy or his creator Reed Farrel Coleman.”

    C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author

  • Where It Hurts is a thrilling start to a new series…Coleman’s got a winner here.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A riveting new series we’ll want to live with for a very, very long time.”

    Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This superb novel is part police procedural and part crime fiction that morphs into a thriller…Compelling.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “A searing look at the dark underside of Long Island in this stellar series kickoff…Coleman’s moving portrayal of a man in deep, deep pain, a tightly constructed plot, and a gift for making Long Island seem like James Ellroy’s LA add up to a winner.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The author of the ‘Moe Prager’ series has created another engaging sleuth in the down-but-not-out Gus…The ancillary characters, both good and bad, are also a fascinating mix. Moe Prager fans will hail this new series, as will lovers of solid mysteries, especially those set on Long Island.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Gus, who is absolutely one of genre veteran Coleman’s best-drawn characters, brings the hard-boiled investigator’s requisite battle scars to the table without the self-destructive bent we’ve been trained to expect. Instead, he meets his tragedy and its consequences with a considered straightforwardness, and his desire for justice reawakens in time with the investigation’s quickening tempo.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Sharp, clever dialogue, a dynamic cast of characters that represents a cross-section of Long Island cultures and an engaging plot keep Where It Hurts gripping and entertaining. Murphy’s authenticity, his flaws, and his complexity make him a character readers will eagerly anticipate in future books. An excellent beginning to a series with great potential.”

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  • “If you have read Coleman’s earlier works you know he has a knack for killer sentences and characters. But Gus Murphy is something special. His grief feels real, his demons believable, his personal wilderness tough to [bare] but necessary. And I like this working class Long Island a whole lot.”

    Sarah Weinman, The Crime Lady Newsletter

  • A NPR Pick for First-rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound
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