Title: All the Dead Girls
Author: Rita Herron
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Pub Date: November 22, 2016
Format: Kindle eBook
Genre(s): Romance, General Fiction (Adult)
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
When a violent storm hits Graveyard Falls, it unearths the unimaginable: skeletons of teenage girls, each dressed in white and holding a candle. It’s clear to FBI agent Beth Fields that this is the work of a long-standing killer—but could it be the one she escaped years ago? She has no memory of the man who held her captive and murdered her friend. But even though someone was jailed for the crime, she’s always feared that the real killer is still out there…waiting and watching.
Ian Kimball never believed his stepfather was guilty of Beth’s kidnapping or the slaying of two local girls. Now Graveyard Falls’s sheriff, he’s determined to catch the true perpetrator. And when more young women go missing, he realizes he needs Beth’s help. She is nothing like Ian expected, and everything he desires. But if they have any hope of finally ending the killer’s reign of terror, Beth and Ian will need to put everything aside, including their past, their mistrust, and their growing attraction…
I received this eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion of the work.
I like to keep my reviews vague when it comes to mysteries or thrillers. The reading experience is 10x better when you’re going into a mystery “blind” so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
I really enjoyed this book. The writing was fantastic. The plot is fast-paced and reveals new information on every other page. I had my own predictions all throughout but I still ended up being (almost) wrong at the end.
All the characters are interesting and likable (except for the creepy guys we are supposed to hate), and the way everyone is linked in this small town is very well done!
And despite the fact that All the Dead Girls is categorized under “Romance”, the romance is not the only focus and is more like an added bonus in the novel. I mean that as a very good thing. Even if the romance wasn’t there, this would still be a very entertaining book. That being said, I was really digging the lovey-dovey stuff (even though the circumstances were all emotional and traumatic).
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to check out some more of Rita Herron’s work.