The reviews for my latest book, "Blue Hill," a novel that is a profound departure from my other (mostly horror, mystery and sci-fi) fiction are looking good! I will post more as they arrive.
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"Imagine having it all, when suddenly everything changes…. Set in the late 1990s, G. Wayne Miller’s latest page turner, ‘Blue Hill’, is a gripping tale wrapped in nostalgia ultimately revealing what matters most in this life.
-- Brendan Kirby, co-host of WPRI/12/CBS' popular program, The Rhode Show. WATCH the interview.
"Versatile writer G. Wayne Miller returns with his newest book, a captivating thriller, 'Blue Hill.' "
“A bold and bracing tale that challenges our perspective and sensibility, as it confronts us with the fact that reality is a relative term...
“While the setup is pure Harlan Coben or Joe Finder, the execution is more akin to Tom Wolfe’s farcical approach in ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities.’ At times, that leads to rapid shifts in tone — from potential thriller to a kind of parody — which works, thanks to Miller’s elegant command of his story.”
-- Providence Journal, November 1, 2020. Read the full review online:
Hill” is a story of seduction by a time and a technology, a painful story of
narcissism, compromise, and redemption. G. Wayne Miller helps us to see
ourselves as we are, not as who we want to be, and to see a time (1997) and a
culture for what it was. In this hard-to-put-down novel, G. Wayne Miller helps
us understand who we become – and even better, who we might be if we take the
time to think, look at ourselves in the mirror, and remember what matters.
-- Michael Fine, podcaster and best-selling author of “Abundance,” “Health Care Revolt” and, due in November 2020, “The Bull and Other Stories.”
A great read.
-- Bill Reynolds, author of "Fall River Dreams: A Team's Quest for Glory, A Town's Search for Its Soul"
highly creative and motivated forty-two-year-old Mark Gray yearns for something
new even though he is a celebrated gamer with a loving wife and child. He feels
his life has gotten quite repetitive and mundane, which leads him to a fling
gone wrong with a beautiful female fan and an embarrassing fall from grace.
Gray, the rich and successful family man, becomes a fugitive on the run from an
attempted murder and felony assault charge. Will Gray prove his innocence
before everybody, including his beloved wife and child, completely turns on
him? G. Wayne Miller brings us Blue Hill, a riveting story set in 1997 about a
man's journey through the fondest and most painful memories of his past and the
secrets he discovers as he flees from the law.
My first thought
after reading Blue Hill was: "I love this book!" G. Wayne Miller's
story has opened the door to other enticing titles by him that I would
definitely love to read. Blue Hill is simply beautiful! The first-person point
of view is brilliantly executed, giving readers a close and personal look into
the story. I felt the emotions of the protagonist as if I was experiencing
these myself. The attention to detail and meticulousness displayed in the
portrayal of the characters makes the novel so realistic and captivating. Wayne
Miller mixes a laugh-out-loud funny tale with a deep and serious narrative, and
the result is a book that will capture your emotions and leave a lasting,
-- Foluso Falaye,
Blue Hill, You Can Go Home Again.
Reviewed in the
United States on October 11, 2020
mistakes. Some of us make really big mistakes sometimes because we believe our
own headlines. In the book Blue Hill by G. Wayne Miller, Mark Gray makes one of
those big mistakes and finds that what matters most in our short lives is how
we deal with repairing the damage we've caused and reconciling the battle
between good and evil that lurks in each of us.
While this novel
was largely written in the late 90s, it reads fresh and vital. And who won't
like a book that takes us back to floppy discs, AOL, chat rooms, big, bulky
cell phones and even the 1967 Boston Red Sox with a special emphasis on the
great Tony Conigliaro.
I give Blue Hill a
hearty recommendation. It's a great read that I couldn't put down.
-- Dante, Amazon
More Blue Hill: posts:
-- On a return to a hometown, a reunion with a first love.
On the run from the law and deep into his
journey into the past, Mark Gray, the protagonist of "Blue Hill,"
returns to his home town, where he meets Sally Martin, his high-school
girlfriend and first love. A long-buried secret will soon be revealed.
Park on August 18, 1967: Tony Conigliaro struck by pitch.
Gray, the protagonist of "Blue Hill," is a young Red Sox fan when
slugger Tony Conigliaro is beaned by a pitch during the Sox "Dream
Team" of 1967. The pitch changed the real-life Tony C. -- and had a
profound impact on the fictional protagonist of my new novel.
possibility of reconciliation, and an outrageous climb in a Maine Nor'easter.
Gray, the protagonist of "Blue Hill," is the son of a now-retired
Episcopal priest and '60s social activist. Their relationship has been
difficult since Gray's childhood, but there is always the possibility of
reconciliation. Maybe it will occur when Gray, now one of America's Most Wanted
criminals, visits his elderly father, who lives in Blue Hill, Gray's hometown,
and proposes an outrageous climb of a favorite mountain... in a raging
Nor'easter. Read the excerpt here.
a cast of characters.
Along with several fictional characters,
starting with the narrator, "Blue Hill" features some real-life
people -- Jack Nicholson, for example, albeit in fictionalized form.
is a central theme of my new novel, "Blue Hill," a departure from my
other fiction, which has been solidly in the mystery, horror and sci-fi genres.
Listen to the books!
to a clip from the audio version of “Blue Hill” Blue Hill and also some of my other
books, including “Thunder Rise,” King of Hearts,” and “The Work of Human Hands.”