(PDF FREE) [River Bodies Northampton County #1] ☆ Karen Katchur
Ever sure who is protecting whomThe writing style is strong It is very descriptive but never too much I feel like I know the area well I also lived not too far from it and understand many references eg shootings in Easton It s the type f book where I enjoyed the read but didn t care for the characters They were well written but as people none were appealing given how they talked Monkey taming or what they believed in At the same time it s a very real partf society and deserves a spotlight It showcases how different experiences and areas to live in shape who we are Surviving is tough when you have less support from those around you Katchur brilliantly shows these aspects and helps you connect with someone you might not normally be around It sounds I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy odd to say it in this way but it s the best way to describe how I felt while reading the book Example swornaths to protect and kill for the sake Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino of the group an eye for an eye revenge even if you get caught it happens in realityKudos to the author and thanks to the publisher for sending the book to me I d definitely read from Katchur and would recommend this book tothers Sometimes it s nice to mix things up within a genre so many times I m craving a fast paced and exciting thriller with twists and turns galore and the 45 StarsBecca Kingsley returns to her hometown after many years Her father who was The Dawning of a New Age once Police Chief is dying She has mixed feelings about her father he wasn t always the nicest person she knew and he was a serial cheater and didn t much care who knewBecca s been living with Matt for 5 years and like her father he is a serial cheater Becca takes thispportunity to spend whatever time she can with her father and think about her relationship with MattJust to muddy things even further Parker Reed is now a Homicide Detective and Becca s first love when they were teenagersThrow in a recent murder that is eerily exactly like that f another murder 20 years ago and somehow all things point to things that Becca might know Coming home has brought something menacing to the surface memories long buried secrets best kept hidden Becca starts uestioning all her past relationships including ne with a man who s watched An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World over her for years For the first time she wonders if he s predator than protectorRIVER BODIES is an excellent mix a small town murder mystery and a heavy dosef relationships f a diverse natureIt s well written with alternating chapters f Becca s childhood and the things that are happening to her now The suspense is slow and steady and heats up with the she remembers leading to an unsuspected but satisfying endingMany thanks to the author Thomas Mercer Netgalley for the digital copy Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 of this crime fiction Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely mywn 35 stars rounded up to a 4Becca Kingsley has returned to Her Hometown After Being Away For Ten hometown after being away for ten although she wasn t too far away she was just across the river When she receives word that her estranged father is dying she returns home mainly for some time away from the troubles in her personal life but also to say goodbye Returning home always brings back memories as does contact with those from ur past When
Becca Returns Home Shereturns home she why she has not returned becomes reacuainted with those she left behind and walks into a police investigationA body has washed up a body that reminds the local authorities f a cold case and a victim that was killed in the same manner Becca s father was Lo strano caso del barista scomparso once the Police Chief and her childhood friend Parker is now the lead detectiven the case The murders both past and present A Part of Speech openld wounds bring forth memories and uestion loyalties Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World of various characters in the bookI agree withther reviewers who point ut that this book is about relationships family dynamics and loyalty than it is a thriller As a reader we know than some f the characters in the book We are shown various POV s that give us insight and tell us what happened Yes there is some mystery here but for me it was about Becca and her relationships with And Quiet Flows the Don others We also see severalther characters such as John and Parker and their relationships with thers as wellThis book also examines loyalty The choices people make to protect thers A choice a parent might make to protect their child The choice a member f a group may make to protect the group and to show loyalty The loyalty r lack thereof in intimate relationships The book looks at what people do to survive and how turning a blind eye happens in the name Hunter's Moon of survivalI enjoyed the writing and the descriptions in the book The Author sets the stage for small town life in Pennsylvania near the Delaware river I found the book to be a fast read but it did leave me wanting Maybe I missed something but I do not feel I was given the reason for the first murder If I missed it then that isne me I wanted Prince of Lies of the rationale and reasons for whyne character did things We do get some explanation and things do make sense but I also feel there were some gaps in the plot There was a couple Slow Dance of characters that I wished had been fleshedut a little The book is dubbed a mystery a suspenseful thriller etc I feel it would do better if it were marked as a character study L'arcobaleno negli occhi on relationships If you are looking for a book heavyn mystery and suspense this may let you down G the two murders but the locals are Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 on lockdown revealing nothingThe past meets the present when Becca Kingsley who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father runs into Parker her childhood love As the daughterf the former police chief Becca's uickly drawn into the case Coming home has brought something Fire On The Mountain omin. Becca returns to her hometownf Portland Pennsylvania to be with her dying father Becca has been living just across the river in New Jersey but hasn t with her dying father Becca has been living just across the river in New Jersey but hasn t back to Portland to visit her father Polska orld friends for 10 years Her arrival in town coincides with a murder that is very similar to an unsolved murder that Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology occurred 20 years earlier in the same town Becca sld friend Parker who is now a detective works to uncover who is behind the deaths Meanwhile Becca confronts A Novel Without Lies old secrets in her and her father s pasts Different viewpoints are used to tell the story but Becca is the main character and mostf the story revolves around her Becca is in a relationship with a man she has doubts about she is estranged from her father and she misses her Wyrm old best friend Parker Becca s father isn his deathbed but he was I Am Ocilla once the police chief in Portland The law enforcement in town has a delicate relationship with the town biker gang the Scions When Becca s father was police chief his stepbrother was the leaderf the Scions The stepbrother is now deceased and there is a new police chief but ld loyalties still remain though some secrets are difficult to contain This is a mystery because f the murders but it s also a story about relationships The descriptions Peppermint Tea of the area the people and the lifestyles are very well done The characters are not particularly likable but they are real While the story does not have a lotf action the various relationships between the characters is gripping This was my pick for s First Reads in October 2018 Listed as a thriller River Bodies beckoned with all the usual temptations the genre Sunny Holiday offers I hoped that author Karen Katchur would deliver than the same tired clich s that normally accompany a book about returning to theld home town during a murder investigationIt wasn t the writing style that caused me to lose connection with the book Ms Katchur delivers in this area serving up a prose that describes as well as illuminates peppering her words with images that at times felt than real This is her five star elementRather it was the inconsistencies in the plot elements that caused uestions to form and to drag me Zhang Xin: On the Return to China outf the book each time 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] onef them appeared Our heroine Becca lives just across the river from her home town close enough that she can identify minute clothing details f someone standing n the Eureka Street other side While I might be able to accept that she had reasons never to return home even with it being so close that didn t excuse the fact that while she wouldn t cross the river s bridge manythers living in the town probably would However no Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia one had seen her for years except for her cousin John who she met regularly when she spotted himn the ther side f the riverThe small town I nostri giorni con Anna of Portland is home to notne but possibly two decent sized than twenty five motorcycle gangs Possible but not probable and with the closest large city hours away the probability is further reduced There are inconsistencies but I hesitate to list them all without revealing portions f the plotCharacterizations were good providing enough background to justify each character s actions Everyone that is except for the killer After establishing justification
"For The Most Recent "the most recent the killer s reasoning abruptly changed and it didn t fit with some f the Storie ciniche other important scenes in the book This flaw was large enough to leave me shaking my head during the last partf the storyOverall good story and a wonderful writing style with Ms Katchur deftly switching between past and current events slowly revealing bits and pieces until the entire tale is laid Party in the Blitz out in frontf us Some The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, of the plot elements were ragged pulling the story down from potential heightsf greatness into something that is still better than many Fred Cress: Stages of today sfferings Three and a half stars The story The Nibelungenlied of a young woman returning to the town where she grew up to spend time with her dying father and who is forced to return to the deep dug memories is well conceived and easy to follow A murder is committed which resembles a similarne that happened when Becca was a child and now she has to identify the true nature f a person she considered to be her protector Apart from the plot I enjoyed reading about Portland a small town where loyalty goes first The Author knows how to depict the atmosphere f such places For me it was not a page turner however I Do Not Regret Time Spent Reading do not regret time spent reading titleMany thanks to Karen Katchur Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for providing me with ARC in exchange foe my honest review I received River Bodies a new novel written by Karen Katchur coming Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme out in fall 2018 through NetGalley Besides having a gorgeous cover and an interesting title the premise was intriguing enough for me to say yes when the publisherffered it I m glad I did as it had a wonderful balance Happy Ever After: Escaping Narrative Traps About How to Live of mystery and goodld fashioned storytellingThe book is told from the perspective Werewolf PTA of several different characters across a countyn the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border Bodies have been found The Little Demon over several years in the river It s widely known that Scion gang are responsible but it s not always what it seems Two different chiefsf police daughters Prince From Her Past of various members step families affairs and mysterious connections lurk in the background It s uite a puzzle and you re In this dark gripping mystery a brutal murder unearthsld secrets that should have stayed buriedA body just turned up in the small town Vademecum Per Gli Operatori Nei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici of Portland Pennsylvania The crime is eerily similar to a twenty yearld cold case another victim brutally murdered found in the Delaware River Lead detective Parker Reed is intent Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard on connectin. Little I did appreciate how the Author showed how Becca remembered some buried memories the mystery in the book was really for her to come to an understanding about her childhood her past why her father made the choices he did and why she grew up to repeat some patterns she witnessed in her youth This is the first book in a series and I believe that the characters will be fleshedut in the next book Overall this was an enjoyable read that although did not have me Mass Murders on the edgef my seat I was intrigued and wanted to see how the book was going to end The Author drew me in with her descriptions and hints at buried secrets I found this book to be Blessed Are You Who Believed on the lighter side For me it was not a heavy book the reader knows whodunit so there is not much need to do any detective work while reading it was nice to kick back and enjoy the book For some there might be a scener two that is a little cringe worthy but therwise the book dealt with the characters and their secretsThank you to Thomas and Mercer goodreads and for providing me with a copy f this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and Buried Secrets opinions expressed in this review are mywn 5 River Bodies by Karen Katchur was a slow burn Operación Primicia: el ataque de Montoneros que provocó el golpe de 1976 of a novel that I didn t consider a mysteryr a thriller but I still enjoyed it What it s about Becca Kingsley s dad was the chief Why Pandas Do Handstands of police in Portland Pennsylvania for many years but now he is retired and dying Even though she is estranged from him when she gets the call that he is nearing the end Becca goes home to be with him While she is home a body washes up from the Delaware River and the murder looks a lot like a cold case from years before The lead detectiven the case Parker also happens to have been Becca s best friend before she was sent away by her father Old romances burn again and the case for Parker to solve the murder begins while at the same time buried memories from Becca s past begin to resurface A lot f which have to do with the man John that has been watching her It all sounds very mysterious but you basically already know who the killer is even though you do get a twist thrown at you towards the end I liked the pacing f the book and it was a fast read but I didn t get thriller The List: el día en que mi vida cambió outf it I was at no point L'enigma del solitario on the edgef my seat while reading this and even the secrets from Becca s past aren t all that shocking I also thought there were some unanswered uestions that bothered me but maybe the author meant to do that since this book is the first Submission With a Stranger of a series River Bodies is also part police procedural as we get the viewpointf Parker as he is trying to solve the murder and figure Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn-Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero out how it ties to the cold case The small town mentality was interesting to read about especially when it came to the biker gang presidingver the town The Scions Townspeople don t want to talk there are dirty cops and there is a general sense f fear ver the townspeople I think that Katchur did a really good job at setting the scene and the characters but maybe there were too many viewpoints I really disliked that there wasn t much f a mystery to it when that too many viewpoints I really disliked that there wasn t much f a mystery to it when that what I was expecting Then why did I give it a 45 Because the pacing is uick I read it fast I was fully invested in the story even though I didn t think the mystery was great and the ending has me wanting to read the second book Final Thought I cannot stress enough the fact that I don t think this is a thriller Pirate Princess or muchf a mystery BUT it kept me interested and I liked the bit Otogi Zoshi: Volume 1 of police procedural I also really felt for Becca and teared up at the stuff with her father There is a great story here but I wouldn t go in with any sortf expectations Arcadia on what kindf book it is supposed to be I didn t read the blurb again before I read it so I went in with an The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances open mind trying not to set any expectations and I think that worked for me I do have to say that I think Katchur s writing style is very fluid and detailed which really brought the story alive for me There is also a tiny bitf gore but nothing too crazyI received an Advance Review Copy Il bicchiere scrivente of this book Allpinions are my Damaged own Checkut my A Elevator Ride with Karen Katchur Learn the inspiration behind this standout new thriller series and some fun and interesting facts about the author Thanks to Karen FUN FUN An emotionally resonant tale f fury tragedy guilt and redemption The first in this exciting new series Northampton County A page turning psychologically rich both character and plot driven a gritty Multi Generational Complex Suspense generational complex suspense f two brutal crimes twenty years apart The past and present connect when a murder investigation with the same MO reconnects ld childhood acuaintances and e Secrets that span generations take the forefront in Katchur s debut River Bodies and nearly 20 years apart dead bodies are found with #Alarming Similarities In A Town #similarities In a town motorcycle gangs have police n their payroll and the lines are seemingly blurred between the good guys and the bad guys lies Becca the daughter L'ispettore Alì al Trinity College of the former police chief who has returned home to spend the final daysf her father s life with him For fans Kejsarn av Portugallien of Allen Eskens those who enjoy a slow burn with a lotf character development Fol over action andld secrets coming to light this The True Tale of Castaway Daniel Foss one is the book for you I received an advance copy Allpinions are my Myths and Legends of Russia own. Ous to the surface memories long buried secrets best kept hidden Becca starts uestioning all her past relationships includingne with a man who's watched ¿Quién yo? over her for years For the first time she wonders if he's predator than protectorIn a small town where darkness hides in plain sight the truth could change Becca's lifer end.