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by Jeffrey Round

eBook Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery download ISBN: 1459700015
Author: Jeffrey Round
Publisher: Dundurn (February 21, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 488
ePub: 1672 kb
Fb2: 1237 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Subcategory: Mystery and Thrillers

For my brothers, Mark and Brian. Ked retrieved a paperback from his knapsack and tossed it on the counter. Dan glanced at a woman’s pensive face framed by dark bangs, her cigarette upraised and smoke curling artistically overhead.

For my brothers, Mark and Brian. I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.

Below, the city was a quilt of urban crosshatches rolled up against the mountains and edged down to the sea. For the first time in weeks, Dan felt a sense of relief. For the first time in weeks, Dan felt a sense of relief ing, the release of escape. Flight brought a sense of endless possibility, of life lived elsewhere than the city he’d planned and failed to leave every year for the last ten years. Then again, he reminded himself, it always felt a little like failure to think he might actually leave it for good.

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Comments: (7)
Ka
I must have done something right in my life - three five-star books in a single week. And on top of that, discovering a heretofore unknown-to-me author whose work just blew me away.

Mr. Round is just enormously gifted. Lake On The Mountain is a 500 page book, but it just flowed so beautifully, and I ached so deeply for the characters, that I just couldn't put it down.

This is the story of a detective - not a traditional Film Noir, hardboiled detective, but a private detective, a gay private detective, a gay private detective with a 15-year-old son who specializes in finding missing persons - not always alive.

This character, Dan Sharp, is troubled, and far, far less than perfect. He's a man whose mother died when he was young and his father, distant and endlessly disapproving. Dan is in danger of becoming his father. His anger is right on the edge, his self-destructive behavior escalating, and he puts up with a "lover" who is distant, disapproving, and screwing around with other men. Not to mention that he drinks a hell of a lot too much.

He attends the wedding of a wealthy, young gay couple on Prince Edward Island (Canada). They dance at the mansion, they get married on a yacht. Then people start dying. Even worse, long-held and long-festering secrets start to come to the fore when Dan investigates the murder at the cold, calculating mother's behest. Invariably, things come out. Her husband, the father of their two children, disappeared more than twenty years ago, after he was accused by his wife of assault. The then-high-school-principal was fired, and the courts forbade him to see his own children. Of course, all that was engineered by the evil woman he married.

There are amazing parallels between Craig, the missing father and Dan - the father who is spiraling out of control. Researching Craig's story, Dan discovers his own - and a new found belief that he doesn't have to let the damage of his childhood rule his life.

At times, Dan is brilliant, cruel (when he lashes out), ridiculously gullible (when it comes to his personal life), but still compassionate and desperately needing to protect and love his son, Ked.

Some books are so well-written that they become literature, and Lake On the Mountain is one of that rare breed. The dialogue, settings, interior conversations and pacing are stunning. There's hot sex, but it really doesn't matter - it's an integral part of the story and Dan's journey to self-discovery. He is one of the most messed-up anti-heroes I've encountered in 50 years of reading, yet one of the most beautiful and hopeful.

To top it all off, Lake On The Mountain is both beautiful and beautifully written. What a combination!

Later tonight, I start on the next Dan Sharp novel - or any book by this amazingly talented author.
Xanna
This is a slow burn mystery. A mysterious lake, a disappearance of a man 20 years earlier, and a jarring wedding of his son on a yacht. Dan is a lot of things: private investigator, single dad, gay man, former rent boy, and stuck in a relationship with a shallow user. We see Dan with his kid, Dan in counseling, Dan with his best friend, and Dan doing what Dan does best - solve a mystery on hard work, hunches and a bit of luck.

By the end of the book, Dan has his life squared away for now, having faced some hard truths along the way. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series
Yannara
I wish that I could give this 3.5 stars. Drat AMZN and Goodreads for not letting readers use half-stars in their ratings!

I couldn't give this a full four stars because the mystery was not all that compelling.

However, I loved the author's writing, characterization, supporting characters, and subplots.

Also, the book was well-researched. I'm a bit of a stickler about accurate details.

The MC was an interesting and fun (for me) character. He was a single gay dad, who is possibly depressed, had a horrible and sad childhood, was sent to mandatory psychotherapy by his employer, may be starting to have a problem with alcohol. Last but not least, he has a boyfriend who treats him like crap.

I love Dan Sharp and his issues! And I like an investigator who is good at his job, but has problems in other areas of his life, and this MC does have them.

I think that this book is a sign of better things to come.
Mash
this is an almost perfect mystery, well written and tightly woven - with a resolution that has the appropriate late twist and fateful turn. But what sets this book apart is the character Dan Sharp, and how he deals with the issues of life, especially framed by a gay man as parent, friend, lover, therapy victim - you name it, Sharp suffers through it and comes out the other end not unscathed but functioning, all the while solving a cold case that whispers melancholy to every gay reader. Perhaps the author drew from his own experiences in describing and defining Sharp but no matter - what the missing person finder wades through in this book is universal enough for a large body of readers - you don't have to be gay to understand the main character but it sure helps. Kudos to a Canadian who proves once again that our northern neighbors produce some of the best art available (find out about the late Steve Walker's art if you want another example). Although I had read his earlier work in printed form, it would be good if all of Round's writing gets to Kindle format because his earlier mysteries are fine, too, and will benefit from more exposure. And everyone should be asking Round to write another chapter in Sharp's life.
Rude
There is only one problem with Round's writing, and that is there isn't more published yet. His writing is well done (says an old English teacher) and the characters are well developed and command attention. The plot of this book is riveting...at least for me, and I truly appreciate the overall quality of the entire work. I hope I live long enough to read many more of his books. I love being able to read a book without the need for a red pencil and screaming invective concerning lack of capability to use the language well. Kudos, Mr. Round! ( I also don't need martinis to get through the books as with many contemporary imposters of writing.)