Blog Tour Review: Grave Mountain

Posted 7th April 2024 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Grave Mountain

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Grave MountainGrave Mountain by Wendy Dranfield
Also by this author: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, The Birthday Party
Series: Detective Madison Harper #7
Also in this series: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, Gone to Her Grave
Published by Bookouture on 5th April 2024
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 417
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

The young girl trembles with fear as she stares at the gun pointed in her direction. She knows there’s no point in screaming. No one will hear her on the mountain. As thunder breaks overhead, she silently prays that someone will at least find her body so she can be returned to her parents.
Detective Madison Harper’s heart aches when she attends a local support group for families of missing people in Lost Creek, Colorado. She wishes she could help them all, but one cold case in particular captures her attention. Five years ago, close friends Becky, Tasha and Stuart hiked the infamous Grave Mountain. But only Stuart returned. He claims they were separated by a storm, but the town has never believed him. Convinced Stuart is hiding something, Madison vows to find out what really happened.
Just as Madison reopens the case, her blood runs cold when remains are discovered on the trail where the women were last seen. And when more bodies are discovered, Madison suspects she’s dealing with a serial killer who has used Grave Mountain as a dumping ground for years. How many more bodies are they about to unearth?
Then, the case takes an agonizing turn when someone close to Madison is found brutally murdered. As she gets closer to cracking the case, a tip-off leads her back to the mountain, and she knows that if she’s going to catch the killer, she has to hike it alone. But as another storm closes in, Madison realizes she may have just walked into a trap that means she’ll never make it off the mountain alive…

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the 7th book in the Detective Maddison Harper series however you could read this as a standalone.

This is one of the most twisted cases I have ever read about. So many murders and so many broken families. Wendy had me really stumped on this one. When I did work it out all I could think is that the killer is one twisted individual.

The story is fast paced and full of suspense. The story is woven in both the present with little snippets of the past dropped in here and there. We slowly learn about each of our victims and how they were killed. There were many moments where my heart was in my throat.

Wendy has written another stonker of a book for this series and I already can’t wait for the next one.

About Wendy Dranfield

Wendy is a former coroner’s assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband and 3 cats.

As well as her two crime series and the YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – Wendy has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and longlisted for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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