The River Is Dark by Joe Hart

Book Description:

Published: August 6, 2013

Ex-homicide detective Liam Dempsey is waiting to die.

His career, the only thing he ever knew how to do well, is over. The single solace each day brings is the ever-growing contemplation of suicide.

But when his estranged brother and sister-in-law are brutally murdered in their bucolic town set on the banks of the Mississippi River, he is drawn into an investigation surrounding a string of killings unlike anything he has ever seen before. The murderer is ruthless, cunning, and without conscience.

Soon Liam learns that the river is dark.

And so are its secrets.

Review –

This is the first time listening (I had the audio version) to a book by author, Joe Hart, and it was spell binding.

The story starts off with two murders of two couples who are friends, that live in a small town where everyone knows your business. From there it continues with a fast pace, drama, suspense, hidden secrets, demons that need to be confronted and a giant surprise twist. Oh, and there is a romance in the air just barely and it adds to the storyline. 

I loved this book and look forward to reading more by this author.