I haven’t read any books by Kendra Elliot before, but I will certainly be reading more in the future.
Twenty years ago, a murder shook the small Oregon logging town. Emily Mills lost her father. She found her father hanging in the backyard, and her house was in flames. Her mother, overcome with grief, committed suicide, and her sister left town. Emily lost three significant people in her life.
Emily, and her youngest sister, Madison, have been left to pick up the pieces. For twenty years, they have attempted to leave the past behind them. That is, until Emily discovers a double-murder with similarities to that of her father.
The murders have local law enforcement frantically looking for leads. They are aided by the FBI, and agent Zander Wells becomes intrigued with Emily’s past and the connection to the murders of today.
There are many reasons to love this book. The plot was gripping. Normally, I can predict the plot of a book. However, I can honestly say that I had no clue who the murderer was until I was about 90% finished with the story. I must have changed my mind ten times.
The characters were well developed. There were a few I loved, some I liked, and a couple that I hated. This love/hate relationship with the characters made the story more believable.
I read an uncorrected proof, so there were some grammatical errors, however, nothing that took away from the overall story. The only drawback that I found was the language. There were more than enough colorful words for me.
Overall, I give this book 4.5 stars. Look for it on shelves on January 14, 2020.