Among the Dead

Among the Dead

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Perfect for fans of Tami Hoag and J. T. Ellison, J. R. Backlund's gripping mystery debut Among the Dead is sure to be a knock-out.

Ex-SBI agent Rachel Carver must hunt a group of killers on her own before time runs out in this gripping debut.

Former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent Rachel Carver blames herself for the collateral death of an innocent woman in her last case. Unable to accept her superior's attempts to cover up the incident, she turned in her badge. But when a former partner asks her to consult on a new murder case, she reluctantly agrees, traveling to a small, remote mountain community, where she's tasked with leading a group of inexperienced detectives on a hunt for the killer. The trek has hardly begun when what seems to be the act of a loner proves to be much more as Rachel's team comes under attack--and a detective is killed in the fallout.

Now that the stakes have risen, Rachel's old employers at the SBI step in to take over the investigation. But Rachel, convinced they are on the wrong track, continues to work the case alone. And just as she delves into the town's past, she discovers a secret history that connects the victims--one that makes her the target of a man who would kill to keep it a secret.
Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781683312734
Branch Call Number: FIC Backl
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 25 cm.


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Nov 12, 2018

Not bad, but repetitive. My main issue is that there were too many characters, each with a rank, a first name ,and a last name. The author switched between the rank, first name, and sir name on the same page. Sometimes it seemed there are six or eight people in the room when it is only three. I was also disappointed in the last second addition of a "plot twist" that felt more like the author had written himself into a corner. I plan on reading the second in the Rachel Carver Mystery series before giving up on this author.

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