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.Hidden Bones by Rita Herron
Also by this author: The Silent Dolls, Wildflower Graves, The Burning Girls, Frozen Souls
Series: Detective Ellie Reeves #6
Also in this series: The Silent Dolls, Wildflower Graves, The Burning Girls, Frozen Souls
Published by Bookouture on 8th August 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The girl trips over branches, losing her footing. The darkness swallows her and she grabs thin air as she falls, her scream piercing the night. When she slams into the bottom of the pit, her heart hammers. She can’t believe what she’s seeing—a pile of perfect white bones…
In the small town of Crooked Creek, where the Appalachian Mountains climb into the clouds, nineteen-year-old Mandy’s Spring Break takes a sinister turn. Detective Ellie Reeves races straight to the scene, driving through the winding roads to the abandoned orphanage.
Ellie saves the teenage girl but discovers human remains that have been there for thirty years, ever since the home for children closed down. Her heart shatters at the thought that they might belong to the helpless orphans.
Working day and night on the case, Ellie searches for the orphanage’s files, but they have been stolen—somebody is clearly trying to cover their tracks. As she interviews the residents of the mountain community, Ellie finds out that almost everyone connected to the children’s home has disappeared.
Then a woman is found dead, her body marked with a strange symbol. When Ellie learns that the victim used to work at the orphanage, it’s clear that a twisted killer is trying to stop the truth coming out.
Ellie vows to solve this case that spans decades and, when her research into the meaning of the symbol leads her to a local business at the heart of recent controversy, she’s on the right track. Can she bring the secrets to light before another innocent person is murdered? And when she gets too close to uncovering the truth, will she survive?
A totally gripping and pulse-pounding crime-thriller that will have you holding your breath as you race through the pages! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the 6th book in the series however you can read this as a standalone.
Ellie has caught herself quite the case this time. It was dark, twisted and shocking. Ellie is as determined as ever to track down the killer.
I love that Rita writes such short chapters. It makes it easy to keep reading one more chapter, and then one more and then before you know it you have read through half the book.
The case is full of twists and shocking revelations. Rita does an excellent job of keeping the reader immersed in the book. I was turning page after page desperate to know what happened next.
This was another addictive thriller from Rita and I can’t wait for the next one.
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