From the publisher:
An inseparable bond.
An insatiable force.
Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable childhood friend with whom he has more than a passing history, Jonah fights for answers—and his fragile sobriety.
But he can’t penetrate every wound or secret—especially one fueled by a love and guilt teetering on madness.
From best-selling author Kristen Heitzmann comes a spellbinding tale of severed connections and the consequences of life lived alone.
This was a great book! It was a little frustrating at first because I wanted to know all of the back stories for all the people and the author did not give anything away until she was good and ready to! lol I was intrigued from the first and just had to know what was going to happen. The characters were crafted in such a way that kept you guessing as to why they did things. You had to keep reading so that you could get their full life stories; you just had to!
Now, I will warn you that there was a little bit of gruesome in the book. I'm not going to give it away, I'm just going to say-be prepared! It's not too bad, but it did make me a little squemish. It wasn't a major focus of the book, but it was definitely a key point that couldn't be ignored.
I did figure out the mystery of 'who-dunnit' about half-way through. Kind of! There was a twist in there that I hadn't seen coming and was pleasantly surprised. Even though I was pretty sure of the outcome, I still had to read it. The characters were addicting.
I was disappointed about one thing. One of the characters...well, I can't give anything away; but I wanted more about him. I wanted history, stories; more just more about him! Maybe there will be another book just about him?
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