When single mother Alison Nolan sets off with her six-year-old daughter, Hazel, she can’t wait to spend precious time with her girl. A vacation in Silent Lake, where snow-topped mountains are surrounded by the colors of fall, is just what they need. But hours later, Alison and Hazel vanish into thin air.
Detective Kay Sharp rushes to the scene. The only evidence that they were ever there is an abandoned rental car with a suitcase in the back, gummy bears in the open glove compartment and a teddy bear on the floor.
Kay’s mind spins. A week before, the body of another woman from out of town was found wrapped in a blanket, her hair braided and tied with feathers. Instinct tells her that the cases are connected––and it won’t be long until more innocent lives are lost.
As Kay leads a frenzied search, time is against her, but she vows that Alison and little Hazel will be found alive. She works around the clock, even though the small town is up in arms, saying she’s asking too many questions. Then she uncovers a vital clue – a photograph of the blanket that the first victim was buried in.
Just when Kay thinks she’s found the missing piece, she realises she’s being watched. Is she getting too close, or is her own past catching up with her?
With a little girl’s life on the line, Kay will stop at nothing. But will it be enough to get inside the mind of the most twisted killer she has ever encountered, or will another blameless child be taken?
A totally gripping and utterly pulse-pounding crime thriller series for readers who love Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot. This twist-packed page-turner gives “unputdownable” a whole new meaning!
At the end of last year I decided that I was going to cut back on starting any new series so I could catch up with the ones I had fallen behind in. Then waltz’s in Bookouture with this new series from Leslie Wolfe and I was powerless to say anything other than yes to join in with the blog tour, after having read the blurb. It was like a magnet pulling me in and I just had to read this book and I am so glad that I did. What a sensational read this is!
With a summary to this book that reads in part like beautiful poetry, Leslie Wolfe’s ability to make the mundane sound so beautiful, creates a stunning contrast to the horror of the killer. Now Detective Kay Sharp has to catch them before it is too late for the shattered peace of Mount Chester to be regained.
I have so many female characters on my favourites list that I didn’t think I could fit anymore on it but, it would be remiss of me not to include Detective Kay Sharp to this list. What a brilliant strong and resilient woman she is but, one who is also damaged and puts everyone at arms length. Escaping her childhood home but unable to bury the horrific memories of what occurred there, it is a wonder she is able to function at all.
An author with an impressive bibliography behind her, Leslie Wolfe is a new author for me and one who’s work I am so glad to have been exposed to. I connected immediately to her writing and found it so hard to tear myself away from this book when life rudely got in the way.
The Girl From Silent Lake is an extremely dark, intense and thrilling read that will have you enthralled right from the get go. From the writing, to the structure, its characters, the lightening speed pace that it moves at and the story itself, which has been masterfully executed, I am really excited to read more from Leslie Wolfe and this series going forward. It was a pleasure to read and review The Girl From Silent Lake, which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Leslie Wolfe, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Girl From Silent Lake, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.