Reviewed by TBBManiac Kim
An honest review in exchange for a free copy of the audio version of this book:
Dog-handler Jamie discovers a burial ground with the help of her working dog Gretchen, however, not all the graves are as old as expected. FBI Agent Nick Grant, who has been searching for the bodies buried by a serial killer over 10 years ago, is pulled into the case as the old and new graves are unearthed. As more deaths occur, it seems there is a new killer in Aspen Falls. Can they discover the identity of the madman before many, many more bodies are added to the list?
This book ticked all of my boxes including the HEA. The characters are easy to relate to and the story moves at a reasonable pace, keeping the reader guessing.
I am a fan of books with short chapters as it encourages the author to keep the story moving and this one does not disappoint. The characters are well-developed, with each having some of their back-story explained, helping the reader to relate more fully to them. As this is the first in the Aspen Thriller series, I am hoping that some of these characters will appear in future novels as it will be interesting to see how their lives progress. Because I love dogs, I’m always glad to find an author who includes them in their stories. The three who form an integral part of this story, do not disappoint! I do have one question for the author – how does the plane crash fit in? It seems to have no relevance to this story. As an optimist, I hope there will be a link in a future book; however, this loose end needs to be tied.
I listened to the audio version of this book narrated by Suzan Lynn Lorraine. It was refreshing to hear a book narrated (read without using different ‘voices’) rather than performed, however, the lack of character definition does rate a lower score from me.
If you are looking for a mystery / thriller for a lazy Sunday afternoon, this book is for you.
Review Rating Writer:: 4/5
Review Rating Narrator:: 3/5
Published by: Bark Publishing, LLC
Published Date: April 30, 2012
Genre: Thriller / Suspense