The twenty-year old remains of Tracy’s sister are going to let us know all their secrets...
Years ago Tracy’s sister went missing and was never found. A man was convicted of her murder.
Tracy is now a policewoman in Seattle and when her sister’s body turns up on an isolated hillside, she goes back to her hometown to find out the truth.
The small town feel of this story appealed to me and I liked the main characters – especially the Sheriff and the local law men, and Tracy’s (now deceased) father.
Tracy herself was a bit of a less well drawn character. We know her through her loss and her memories of her sister, and her drive to find the truth. We also get glimpses of Tracy’s current life as a police officer in Seattle, and the team she works with, but they don’t come much in to this story. I guess this is to set-up the rest of the series.
The twenty-year old remains of Tracy’s sister are going to let us know all their secrets. One by one we suspect all the main characters of having taken part in some kind of conspiracy. Why was Edmund House, a convicted rapist, so easily condemned when the evidence against him was so minor? And why has the body only come to light now, so many years later?
I enjoyed the ride.
Even the romance, between Tracy and an old school friend, worked for me – and I often don’t like romances stuffed into thriller books.
I also enjoyed the winter setting and the last few chapters which take part in a snow storm and see the main characters split up and working alone against the freezing temperatures and against the clock and - against the killer.
A great book.
Ann Girdharry is the Award winning author of the Kal Medi crime thriller series.
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