Diagnosis: Asperger’s Syndrome. Symptoms often only apparent when under stress.
Witnessing a murder qualifies as stress.
Russ Dante—math teacher, older brother, hobby artist—has a passion for sunsets and finds comfort in his ritual of capturing the striking colors in his sketchbook with oil pastels. That changes one August evening on a secluded park hilltop when—instead of the sunset he came to sketch—he sees a murder. Before the smoky-blue of twilight falls, Russ is running for his life.
The next day, the body is missing. The police pressure Russ for facial descriptions he cannot provide, his sister seems angry with him, but he doesn’t know why, and he is certain he’s being followed. Chaos and unpredictability pile up on Russ until sound hurts, lights are too bright, and people’s voices slur, their words melding into undecipherable nonsense. His social skills dissolve…and suddenly, he is the number one suspect.
After narrowly surviving an attempt on his own life, Russ realizes that the only way to protect himself and those he cares about is to find the killer. Fast. His Aspie skills of intelligence and attention to detail are helpful, but can he overcome his social challenges and solve the murder before it’s too late?
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2 thoughts on “Asperger Sunset”
Three friends decided to start our own book club not ever having been in one. I selected the first book. Asperger Sunset. I loved the book. The best part for me was the ending. I look forward to our first book club meeting in a few days. I’m curious to learn what all 3 of us take away from the book. Thanks for writing an important book.
Thank you so much for choosing my book – I sincerely hope your club enjoys it. Endings are important – I think the author makes a pact with the reader to resolve certain things and move the character forward enough so that you can imagine what will happen next. Russ is such an important character to me. Would love to hear what your group thinks, or answer any questions you might have.