Story Plant hardcover
Fiction Studio Books e-book
Publication date: July 14, 2015
Jeff Fenner’s life is out of control. At the nadir of a rocky, sometimes-up-usually-down career, he has finally come face-to-face with his demons: he’s being investigated by the police, he owes money to the wrong people, and he sees an empty future shutting down in front of him.
When Jeff hears that his sister Marilyn has committed suicide, he refuses to believe she killed herself and he embarks on a tortuous journey toward self-discovery and redemption . . . and toward the beautiful but troubled Holly Barnes. Holly’s own demons have led her to a self-help cult in Beverly Hills called Saving Our Lives (or, perhaps more appropriately, SOL). Through Holly, Jeff learns of a string of apparent suicides eerily similar to his sister’s—and that Holly is the next target.
A fresh, bracing, surprising novel of suspense, Trust Me further establishes Earl Javorsky as a thriller voice that demands to be heard.
“Earl Javorsky's bold and unusual Down Solo blends the mysterious and the supernatural boldly and successfully. The novel is strong and haunting, a wonderful debut."
– T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of Full Measure and The Famous and the Dead
“Javorksy’s writing reminded me of the Carl Hiaasen novels I’d read sprawled out on the deck on one sunny Florida vacation. Perfect entertainment, with the right amount of action to keep me alert (and to keep me from snoozing myself into a sunburned state). But there’s also a deeper layer in Down Solo, which left me thinking past the final page.”
“A remarkably refreshing and thoughtful read that will have readers asking for more. Do you like endings that slam into you and leave you dazed? This could be a mystery lover’s dream.”
– Tome Tender
– James Frey, New York Times bestselling author
"Don't miss Earl Javorsky's Down Solo. It's kick-ass, man. Excellent writing. This guy is the real deal."
– Dan Fante, author of the memoir Fante and the novel Point Doom
“Javorsky's dark and gritty prose is leavened with just enough humor to make Down Solo a compelling story that will take readers to the outer limits of noir.”
– San Diego City Beat
Dan Fante, author of Point Doom, calls Earl Javorsky “the real deal,” and it’s easy to tell why as soon as you open an Earl Javorsky book. The voice is crisp, the characters are distinctive, and the story draws you in instantly. We think Earl is one of the most distinctive new suspense writers to come around in some time.