The River Is Dark by Joe Hart

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There is plenty of fasted-paced story in this novel to keep you moving through fluently. The writing is great. The story enjoyable. The story holds just the right amount of description in the right places. I did figure out early on who the killer was, but it didn’t deter me from the desire to keep reading. Liam is a great, well-developed character. Matter of fact, all the characters are very well developed.

Hopefully, soon I’ll get my hands on the second in this mystery series.

book • details

T I T L E: The River is Dark

S E R I E S:  Liam Dempsey Thriller (Nº 1)

A U T H O R: Joe Hart

P U B L I S H • D A T E : September 23, 2014

P U B L I S H E R: Thomas & Mercer

I S B N:  9781477825778

Mystery, Crime, Thriller

 In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster.”
 Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close. All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.
 As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town’s emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer’s ruthless, twisted plan for revenge.

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