Today I am thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the blog tour for Water’s Edge by Gregg Olsen published by Bookouture.
The young woman’s body is lying with her arms stretched out to each side. Her lips slightly parted. Her face untouched by injury and her hair spread around her head like a fan. A redhead. Just like the others.
When the body of Leann Truitt is found in a secluded cove in Mystery Bay, Detective Megan Carpenter is one of the first on the scene. The victim has tell-tale marks on her wrists, ankles and neck where she has been bound. But that’s not all. Next to Leann’s body lies a puzzling clue – an unusual symbol scratched into a rock.
With rookie Deputy Ronnie Marsh under her wing and the investigation underway, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages. Someone knows about her traumatic past. They know what she did.
Determined to stay focussed, Megan soon makes a chilling link between Leann’s brutal killing and the unsolved murder cases of two other women – all redheads with the same marks on their bodies, the same symbol carvings found at the crime scenes, and most shockingly, all had been pregnant.
The killer stalks his prey, kidnapping and torturing them in a very exact and methodical pattern. And he is not finished yet…
When the body of another woman is found bearing a striking resemblance to the other victims, Megan must crack the clues fast if she is to catch the twisted soul before they strike again.
Megan might be closing in on the killer, but someone is watching her every move. Can Megan hide the secrets of her past threatening to destroy her future? And can she protect herself and Ronnie before they both find themselves in terrible danger?
An addictive, gripping and completely unputdownable crime thriller from the Number One New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author.
Water’s Edge is the second book in the Detective Megan Carpenter series and is one terrific read. If you are not familiar with Gregg’s work, then you need to get on board ASAP! A #1 New York Times, Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, you can’t go wrong!
Gregg transports the reader back to Washington State where you become embroiled in Megan’s latest case. as we follow her and her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, on the hunt for a sadistic killer. While trying to solve the crime, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages from someone who is following her every move threatening to expose the secrets from her past that she has fiercely been hiding.
Not without flaws, I do really love Megan’s character, but there is still so much to be learned about her. Gregg has done a great job so far just giving the reader enough to keep them engaged with her, but I do feel he has barely touched the surface. I look forward to more layers being peeled back in future instalments and gaining more insight into her. I also really enjoyed the partnership of Megan and Ronnie, who was able to bring out more of a gentler side to Megan’s rather brash demeanour.
Although quite a harrowing plot, I did really enjoy this story. Through writing that is so vivid, an interesting plot with a set of diverse and well rounded characters who are very believable in the roles that they play, Gregg makes you feel that you are also part of the story seeing it all unfold. It is fast paced and keeps you on your toes and there are some twists that Gregg expertly adds in to throw you off course. He definitely is the master at doing this!
While Water’s Edge can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend you starting with the first book, Snow Creek, as you would be missing out on another fantastic read. This is such a fresh and exciting series and I look forward to hopefully many books to come. It was a pleasure to read and review Water’s Edge which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Gregg Olsen for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Water’s Edge which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Water’s Edge Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Gregg
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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