Crooked Creek is setting up to be Americas Midsummer.
A great place to set crimes, with its idealistic location, and it’s sometimes eccentric characters.
Detective Ellie Reeves has investigated murders before but the one thing that strikes home, and that gets into her head is child kidnappings.
When the first girl is reported missing it’s bad enough. But then a reporter gets told another girl has been taken.
An unlikely alliance is formed between Reeves and the reporter. Then the discovery, these are not the first girls to go missing. Is it a coincidence that another went missing on the same day the year before.
The community is up in arms with Ellie being the focus of their consternation.
Can she find the girls.
This is a great book but the one thing that makes it standout is the perpetrator.
Rita Herron is really going down the psychological thriller road with this story and the way the perpetrator is portrayed is brilliant.
Reeves and her team are well established in the other books in the series but the peripheral characters in this book are outstanding.
As a series this is one of the best out of America at the moment.
This book elevates the series, but can be read as a standalone.
Print length: 448 pages. Publisher: Bookouture. Audio book playing time: 9 hours 15 minutes