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Many thanks to publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour.

Book one of a new series, this was a different police procedural where the protagonist had to deal with her past in order to save her sister.

Clara has left the polygamous Mormon community of Utah, but was compelled to come back when she heard that her sister had disappeared. In the course of her investigation, she found more girls had vanished. She began investigating.

My first book by author Kathryn Casey was a different read where the protagonist had to face a wall of silence from her own people which made locating her sister and other girls a huge problem. I liked Clara’s determination and grit. She was focused in the entire book though sometimes her childhood did cause her ruminate.

The author writing was compelling and seamless. There were twists and red herrings as is the norm of a police procedural. The story soon caught me in its grip and getting to the truth was my only aim which caused me to forgo my sleep.

A entertaining midnight read.

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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She didn’t notice the corn stalks shiver a few feet to her right. By the time she looked up, the man towered above her. In a single movement he wrapped one thick hand around her waist, the other he clamped over her mouth, muffling her screams.

Detective Clara Jefferies has spent years running from her childhood in Alber, Utah. But when she hears that her baby sister Delilah has disappeared, she knows that the peaceful community will be shattered, her family vulnerable, and that that she must face up to her past and go home.

Clara returns to find that her mother, Ardeth, has isolated her family by moving to the edge of town, in the shadow of the mountains. Ardeth refuses to talk to the police and won’t let Clara through the front door, believing she and her sister-wives can protect their own. But Clara knows better than anyone that her mother isn’t always capable of protecting her children.

When Clara finds out that two more girls have disappeared, all last seen around the cornfields near her family’s home, she realizes it’s not just Delilah who’s in danger. And then she gets a call that a body has been found…

Clara will have to dig deep into the town’s secrets if she’s going to find Delilah. But that will mean confronting the reason she left. And as she gets closer to Delilah, she might be putting her more at risk…

17 Responses

  1. I travel to Utah often for pleasure, this is a book I’d enjoy purely just being able to imagine the scenery around me! Great review!!

  2. Thank you very much for reviewing and recommending this book, Shalini! Think, this is definitely for me, too. Love to get more knowledge about the Mormons. Within a police procedural its best to learn more about. Michael

  3. I’m late and just getting ready to start this one so I’ll save reading your review until I finish

  4. Good evening Shalini

    I have been receiving a lot of your book reviews and am really impressed by the quality. Would you be interested in reviewing my books too? Do let me know.

    Best wishes ~©atherine Habbie~

    On Thu, 4 Jun 2020, 11:32 Shalini’s Books & Reviews, wrote:

    > Shalini posted: “Many thanks to publisher Bookouture for my spot on this > Blog Tour. Book one of a new series, this was a different police procedural > where the protagonist had to deal with her past in order to save her > sister. Clara has left the polygamous Mormon com” >

    1. Thank you so much Catherine. At the moment, due to world crisis, I am closed to review requests. I am reading only the books I want to, which are crime thrillers. I have become slow in reading. Lost my mojo, only survival is in my mind at the moment

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