Man Finds Wife, Son Brutally Murdered

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Jon Hooks explores life after darkness in new novel, ‘From Nowhere.’

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When Brad Ford meets the beautiful and engaging Susan Coble while attending Wake Forest, he never imagines that one day she will marry him, bear him a son and watch him play in the U.S. Open. As he heads to the first hole with his caddie, Brad’s hand trembles as he places the ball on the tee. By the time he reaches the fifth hole, he has no idea he is leading the tournament. There is no question Brad is having the greatest day of his life as he unexpectedly wins the Open. Unfortunately, that is all about to change.

Just as he enters the scoring tent, Brad receives horrifying news: his wife and son were murdered before they could reach the Open to watch him win. As Brad attempts to come to grips with his new reality, he spirals downward into darkness that seems to place happiness out of his reach forever. But when a chance encounter eventually forces Brad to take a hard look at himself, he must decide whether he has the strength to move from nowhere into a new beginning.

Jon Hooks’ “From Nowhere” (published by iUniverse) shares the poignant tale of one man’s journey from the pinnacle of success to the depths of despair after a family tragedy changes the course of his life.

From Nowhere
By Jon Hooks
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781491789711
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781491789704
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781491790090
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jon Hooks earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Mount Olive College. He enjoyed a diverse career working within several industries that included retail and golf. Hooks is the father of one, and resided in Kinston, North Carolina until his death on September 8, 2014. More information is available at

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