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Title: Silent Ridge
Series: Detective Megan Carpenter #3
Author: Gregg Olsen
Publication day: Dec 4th 2020
This is a serial killer, murder mystery where all the victims are connected to the past of the detective investigating them. It is the third book in the series and, whilst there are brilliant shared flashbacks via the scripts of tapes that Megan made with her psychologist, I suspect it would help to have read the previous books in the series before this one.
Detective Megan Carpenter has a new identity after her horrendous past but that past is coming back to haunt her and threatens those she has ever cared about. Very few people know about her past, not even her partner, Reserve Detective Ronnie Marsh, but they need to work together to find the killer of Monique Delmont, someone who helped Megan years ago and prevent more people being killed.
This is a very dark and graphic murder mystery, definitely not for the squeamish as the author’s vivid descriptions bring the scenarios to live in the reader’s imagination. It is a fast paced, suspense filled read that I didn’t want to put down until the end, a great addition to this series . . . . now we just need to find her father!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
One bath wall is a mural of a brilliant-yellow sunflower. The theme carries over to the shower curtains, but the yellow vinyl is spattered with red blotches. Propped against the mirror is a South Kitsap High School photo of a teenaged girl.
Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan.
Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him.
With the help of her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, Megan begins to unravel the clues that will lead them to the killer including links to three female murder cases from nearly twenty years ago – one of which was Monique’s daughter.
But to protect those closest to her, Megan must continue to hide the dark truth of her past, even if that means lying to her team about her connection to Monique.
When two photographs of a teenage Megan are found at her boyfriend’s place in Snow Creek, she knows the killer is circling and ready to strike again.
Can she get to him before he finds her? And will she pay the ultimate price for trying to keep her terrifying past buried?
An addictive edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the Number One, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author.
A #1 New York Times, Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, seventeen novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.
The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel.
The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington’s Secretary of State for the book’s contribution to Washington state history and culture.
Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).
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