Title:- The Girl On Wildfire Ridge
Author:- Leslie Wolfe
Date published:- will be published on 3rd August 2022
Publisher :- Bookouture
No. of pages:- 345 pages
Her face, beautiful even in death, gazed open-eyed at the azure sky. Her brown, silky hair fanned around her head, bringing out the pallor of her skin. Her lips were slightly parted as if she was still breathing, as if she was whispering her goodbyes.
On a hot summer’s day, the sleepy town of Mount Chester is thrown into turmoil when seventeen-year-old local girl Jenna goes missing. Within hours, the case takes an agonizing turn when her body is discovered in the isolated mountains.
Detective Kay Sharp rushes to the scene, hiking for miles to the base of Wildfire Ridge. From the markings on Jenna’s body, it’s clear that she was brutally murdered. Near the victim, Kay finds a butterfly-shaped hair clip with a set of fingerprints that could be a vital clue.
In the hunt for the truth, Kay turns the small town upside down. She learns that Jenna changed dramatically over the past months, no longer the popular girl who always wore a smile on her face. Kay is certain whatever happened to Jenna recently must be the key to her death.
When forensics from the butterfly hair clip comes back, the fingerprints don’t match Jenna’s. Then Kay makes a breakthrough that turns her blood to ice. Jenna was in contact with someone linked to Kay’s own past—and the secret she has spent the last sixteen years burying. If the truth comes out, it could destroy her.
With the clock ticking, and every minute critical, Kay is up against the toughest case of her career. Can she risk everything to confront the past she has been running from, and save another innocent girl before it’s too late?
Thrillers don’t get more addictive than this! You’ll race through this gripping page-turner, your heart pounding, as you’re hit with twist after twist. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Caine.
Detective Kay Sharp is back with another adventure!
Jenna Jarrel was found in the Wildfire Ridge. The detectives and Kay believe that the girl had been pushed–but was sexually assaulted before her death. While investigating the case, they discover that Jenna had been a target of bullying and that she seemed to be in a relationship with another older man. Then another girl goes missing and Kay must find the perpertrator before it is too late.
From start to finish, the author has done a good job of drawing the reader into the story, making the reader feel like they are also investigating with Detective Kay Sharp. There were some very sensitive issues being addressed in this book such as bullying and sexual assualts and rape that were at times too disturbing to read but nonetheless, I believe the author tackle those sensitive issues very well. It was also fast paced, a plus sign in most thriller books and there were some unexpected twists and turns along that will take the reader to a roller coaster ride. I stayed up all night literally reading this book and I was hooked into the book! Can’t wait to read the next one soon!
Overall this fast paced thriller worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is absed on my honest opinion only.