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.Snow Creek by Gregg Olsen
Series: Detective Megan Carpenter #1
Published by Bookouture on 18th November 2019
Source: from Netgalley
From the Number One New York Times and Amazon Charts bestselling author, comes an absolutely heart-stopping and completely unputdownable crime series, introducing Detective Megan Carpenter.
Footprints were scattered about like fallen leaves. She looked down into the ravine, and once more her lungs filled with fear. A body, blackened and motionless lay splayed out in the bushes.
Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to evil. Escaping the horrors of her old life, she’s vowed never to let anyone hurt her or those she loves ever again. Joining the small police force in Jefferson County’s Port Townsend, Megan is determined to get every victim of a crime the justice they deserve.
So when Ruth Turner walks into the Sheriff’s office claiming her sister Ida Watson has been missing for over a month, Megan’s instincts tell her that she needs to do more than just file a report.
Arriving at a secluded farmhouse in the hills above Snow Creek, she finds Ida’s teenage children alone and frightened.
Then a few days later, close to the Watsons’ home, the blackened body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned pickup truck.
Megan must unravel the disturbing secrets of the isolated Snow Creek community if she is to catch the killer.
But Megan has dark secrets of her own too…
Hidden in the back of her closet is a box of tapes containing every single recording of her therapy sessions with Doctor Albright over thirteen years ago. As Megan begins to play the tapes, she’s taken straight back to her terrifying childhood, back to the time she was a kid called Rylee, fighting to survive.
Can Megan finally confront the past she’s spent years trying to block out and will listening to her own painful story help her solve the complex case she is now entangled in?
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour. I am a detective book junkie these days and I’m always looking for my new favourite detective. I think I may have a new contender with Megan Carpenter here.
This book not only focuses on the case that Megan is working on but it also gives us a lot of background on her life. At first, I took a few chapters to get used to the writing style but once I adjusted I was seriously hooked.
Some of the aspects of the case remind Megan of her life growing up. We learn parts of Megan’s past through her therapy tapes. Megan’s past really pulled me in. Hearing little bits of her past at a time is an excellent way of keeping the reader interested and coming back for more.
The case is a very odd and terrifying one. The story was very difficult to uncover. There were many components to the case and while at first they do not seem related as the story progresses you realise in some horrifying ways that they are.
I enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to learn more about Megan Carpenter and her backstory.
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