Author: Max Allan Collins
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪
In a small Midwest town, twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She’s learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista’s ten-year high school reunion.
With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn’t take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the “Girl Most Likely to Succeed”—and then some—is back in town. Her reputation as a dogged reporter has made the stunning blonde famous. Her reputation among her former classmates and rivals has made her infamous. Astrid’s list of enemies is a long one. And as the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation.
Krista and her father are following leads and opening long-locked doors from their hometown to the Florida suburbs to Chicago’s underworld. They just never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista’s own past.
I was really intrigued by this book and found it to be quite mysterious. I enjoyed the writing style and even though you were also seeing the story through the killers’ eyes you were never sure who it was. I like the father/daughter relationship and how this developed throughout.
one little thing for me was that the book ended far too abruptly. I would have liked to have see a little more at the end, for example, peoples reactions and the outcome/why this person did what they did
Even with this, I enjoyed the writing style and will read more by this author again. This book is the first in a series so I will continue to read them throughout the year.
I would recommend this author and this series to anyone who is into crime and mystery novels.