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Their Lost Daughters
Joy Ellis, Richard Armitage
Progress: 30%
Hercule Poirot's Early Cases
Agatha Christie
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Without Pity: Ann Rule's Most Dangerous Killers
Ann Rule
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The River is Dark

The River Is Dark - Joe Hart

Ah, so my love affair with this author's work continues. And while I didn't love this one quite as much as Widow Town, it was still really, really good.


Ex-detective Liam Dempsey is called to a sleepy Mississippi River town after his estranged brother and his sister-in-law are brutally murdered. This is the second such attack in a short amount of time. Another couple (who were friends of Liam's brother) were also brutally killed, and their small son attacked and seriously injured.


Just why were the two couples attacked, and is there any connection to a huge development project that's being planned? Or is it something else altogether?


Liam, an ex-cop with a tragic past, is unofficially drawn into the investigation, aided by a woman named Dani, who was related to Liam's sister-in-law.


This book, like Widow Town, read more to me like a traditional crime/thriller/mystery, but with horror elements. It's definitely gory and graphic and creepy, so if that's not your cuppa, you may wish to avoid this one. It's a very fast read, one that jumps right into the action from the very first, and doesn't really let up until the end.