There’s No Escaping Glen Erik Hamilton’s ‘Past Crimes’ [REVIEW]

Ruins of old piling and docks

An Army Ranger returns to the criminal underworld of his youth in PAST CRIMES.
(Photo by Dana, Flickr)

We can leave our old life behind, but sometimes our past simply doesn’t want to let go. This is the premise of novelist Glen Erik Hamilton’s debut thriller, Past Crimes. 

Past Crimes

William Morrow

Army Ranger Van Shaw left Seattle ten years ago after his high school graduation, severing ties to his family and a life of crime. But when he receives a note from his grandfather asking him to return home, he arrives only to find the old man shot in the head.

Suddenly Shaw must follow a trail of clues back into the criminal underworld he thought he had escaped a decade before. With the police watching his every move, Shaw must face off with the many colorful characters tied to his past and piece together the last few weeks of his grandfather’s life in order to solve the case and find his killer.

With Past Crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton creates a fast-paced mystery with layers of family and criminal intrigue that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Don’t miss reading Hamilton’s raw and captivating debut novel and the introduction of an unforgettable new hero!

Glen Erik Hamilton

Glen Erik Hamilton
(Photo by Michael Helms Photography)


A native of Seattle, Glen Erik Hamilton grew up aboard a sailboat and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas and commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest.

He now lives in California with his family, and frequently returns to his hometown to soak up the rain.

Find out more about the author at his website, like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

The second Van Shaw novel, Hard Cold Winter, will be released on March 8, 2016 by William Morrow.

By Glen Erik Hamilton
336 pgs. William Morrow. $26.99.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

2 Responses to There’s No Escaping Glen Erik Hamilton’s ‘Past Crimes’ [REVIEW]

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