Every word Martin writes seems to be purposefully chosen and adds to the beautiful picture he paints with prose. The characters are so real they radiate from the page. Readers will be moved, touched and changed.
Priest Steady, longtime confidant of world-famous actress Katie Quinn, is her only centering influence when her world slowly unravels. When Katie makes another suicide attempt, Steady enlists his mysterious friend Sunday, a loner fisherman with much to hide, to help. But saving Katie isn’t without cost, and Sunday must decide if the benefits to her (and possibly to him) outweigh the consequences he will face. (CENTER STREET, May, 320 pp., $21.99)