Women and Children….The Girl from Silent Lake Book Review

The Girl from Silent Lake: A totally gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller (Detective Kay Sharp Book 1) by [Leslie Wolfe]

“Please, not in front of my daughter,” she pleaded. “She’s just a little girl.” He leaned closer, so close she felt his heated breath on her face. The blue jays that had been filling the valley with their chirping fell silent all at once when the woman’s cry ripped through the clear mountain air…

Detective Kay Sharp vowed she’d never return to her childhood home. On the night of her thirteenth birthday her broken family was shattered beyond repair, and leaving was the only option. Unable to fix her own past, she’s been an FBI profiler for over a decade, desperate to save others.

But now Kay’s back and only she can solve the crime that has rocked the tight-knit community of Mount Chester to its core. A dead woman has been found by Silent Lake under the dew-covered Fall leaves, her hair braided and her body wrapped in a blanket. This small town may be a stranger to murder, but Kay recognizes the signs of a serial killer. She’s certain that the ritualistic nature of the scene means it’s just a matter of time until he strikes again––unless she catches him first.

As yellow do-not-cross tape flaps in the biting wind, another woman is reported missing. Kay leads a frenzied search for out-of-towner Alison Nolan and when she locates her car, Kay’s blood turns to ice as she shines her flashlight on the backseat and sees a teddy bear. Alison’s six-year-old little girl, Hazel, has vanished too.

Kay knows the missing-person investigation could turn into a murder case at any second. But as she hunts for the culprit, her own past closes in on her. Can she find the killer before it’s too late? And will the secret she thought she’d buried stay that way?

A totally gripping and utterly addictive new crime thriller series for readers who love Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot. The Girl From Silent Lake gives “unputdownable” a whole new meaning!

No. of pages:- 373 pages

Date published:- 19th February 2021

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Wow!!! That’s the word I am using to describe this book. It’s simply put my breath away that I finished this book in one go!

A series of abduction and murder of women were happening in Kay Sharp’s hometown. Kay is a FBI profiler who is working in San Francisco “resigns” from her job and moves to her childhood hometown, when her younger brother Jacob was put in jail for six months for punching someone at a bar. Kay being an experienced profiler had heard about these serial murders and had sent a letter to the local police, assessing what she profiled about the serial killer. With that Detective Elliot stops over at Kay’s house and together they work to find the serial killer before another woman goes missing…

This book literally threw my breath away! I couldn’t simply put the book down. The writing was intense and well written and kudos to the author, who did a good job drawing the reader into the story. Kay is a likable character and I was instantly warmed up to her character and I do like the partnership between Kay and Elliot–they seemed to be perfect! This book is also fast paced, which I like about the thriller books and there were unexpected twists and turns that you didn’t expect!

Overall, this was actually really good thriller that is unputdownable, with twists and turns and fast paced thriller. This is the first book of the Kay Sharp series and looking forward to read more books from this author. Worth five stars! Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC! This review is based on my honest opinion.

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Leslie Wolfe

Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you.

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