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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Mystery Book Club

Aug 17, 2020  |  Monday, 5:45-7:00 p.m.


Calling all mystery fans! Let's solve it together!

Join us on the grass beside the library for Mystery Book Club! In the event of inclement weather, we will run the book club virtually. Contact us at 403-887-2130 to be added to the contact list for the virtual meetings via Zoom. 

For August's meeting, we will be discussing The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. 

The Last Mile

"Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.

Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men's families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.

The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars--guilty or not--a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now?

But when a member of Decker's team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger--and more sinister--than just one convicted criminal's life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed." - Goodreads