Never Say Never

Never Say Never

by David Petersen
(iUniverse, November 2004)

It’s the summer of 1971, and Andy Hanson, a junior high student, lives a quiet, uneventful life in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Now, however, he must confront what was once a simple assumption: who is his friend? A chance encounter with a student, a young man Andy once wrote off as a waste of life, provokes the youngster onto a tumultuous journey. As if the turmoil confronting Andy regarding who he believed were his friends and the social implications that this student has thrust upon him were not enough, a serial killer of young boys lurks in the shadows, waiting for his next opportunity. The ruthless killer’s activities drift along a path that will eventually cross the carefree pre-teen exploits of Andy and his friends. What remains of Andy’s friendships and his friends at the story’s end will prove how strong each was from the beginning.

About David Petersen

David was born on Staten Island. In the fall of 1985, his twin brother was shot and killed at the doorway to his Great Kills apartment. Vowing to do more with his life, he married, moved to Hazlet, New Jersey, fathered three lovely girls and completed this, his first novel.

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