Today I am taking part in the books on tour for Wildflower Graves by Rita Herron. This was released on the 3rd of December, published by Bookouture.
Wildflower Graves by Rita Herron
Release Date: 3rd of December 2020
Print Length: 439 pages
Genre: Mystery Thriller
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The darkness closed around her. She tried to clear her vision, but there was no light, no noise, nothing. Only the emptiness, the echoing sound of being alone. Fear pulsed through her. The man had come out of nowhere. Who was he? Blinking away tears of frustration, in the pitch black she felt the floor and walls surrounding her. Cold. Steel. Bars.
Detective Ellie Reeves heads into the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains when she wants to get lost––to forget the whispers chasing her and the past that keeps her up at night. She’s sick of having to prove herself to her small town.
But hiking in the endless miles of woods isn’t the escape she was hoping for. One night, as dusk falls, a gust of wind blows some petals on to Ellie’s path. Following the trail, she finds a golden-haired young woman dead on a bed of daffodils, with a note: Monday’s child is fair of face.
When Ellie emerges from the forest, there is a message on her phone. Someone has sent her a picture of her colleague, Officer Shondra Eastwood, with the words: Can you find her, Detective Reeves? Ellie is racked with guilt––while she was busy hiding from life a killer was on the loose, and he has taken her beloved friend.
The wilderness, and its shadows, are the perfect hunting ground for a criminal––but what does the sinister nursery rhyme mean? It soon becomes clear when another dead woman, Tuesday’s Child, is found.
Ellie is up against a serial killer who will claim a victim for every day of the week, and in the next twenty-four hours there will be another body. As this ruthless murderer closes in on her, can she save more innocent women––and Shondra––from his clutches? Or will he get to Ellie first?
An utterly gripping and completely breathless crime thriller for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. You’ll have trouble falling asleep after this heart-pounding page-turner!
For Detective Ellie Reeves latest case, we see her up against one of the most terrifying serial killers. Dubbed the weekday killer who leaves a chilling calling card with each of his victims, Ellie and the team have their work cut out for them in trying to stop the killer before he strikes again.
It was good to be reunited with Ellie again and I felt her lingering pain as she still tries to come to terms with the events that occurred in The Silent Dolls, which still has the townsfolk against her. We see her resolve put to the test again as the case becomes personal, when her friend, Deputy Shrondra Eastwood goes missing.
Once again the Appalachian Mountains are front and centre and have been brought to life so beautifully, although tainted with these new gruesome murders. They have become a significant character on their own, have been depicted so vividly and are the perfect backdrop to accompany the story.
Whilst Rita Herron gives the reader good background into the events in book one, I would still recommend you starting with The Silent Dolls first before Wildflower Graves, to fully immerse yourself in the series. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Wildflower Graves is the perfect addition to the Detective Ellie Reeves series. It is a fast paced, actioned packed, dark and graphic read that will get your heart pumping. A real page turner in every sense of the word and that ending! I need the next book stat! It was a pleasure to read and review Wildflower Graves, which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Rita Herron, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Wildflower Graves, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s Get to Know Rita Herron
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.
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