Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen

Since I had never read anything by Gregg Olsen so I decided to try this one.  Let me tell you, this man writes scary books!

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

It all begins with a school outing.  The group is following a trail up the mountain when one of them suddenly begins screaming.  She sees a foot in the bushes.  It gets worse when they discover there is ONLY the foot there.

Birdy Waterman is the star of this book.  She's a Forensic Pathologist and comes to assess the foot where it was found.  She gets assigned to work with Detective Stark, but it seems like Birdy does most of the work.

Birdy is busy with this case when she suddenly inherits her sister's son.  He doesn't want to go home.  She can't deny him a place to live.  It bothers her when she can't be around to watch what he's doing, but she has no choice.  She and her sister don't get along well enough to discuss it.  She just lets her know he's safe with her and let's it be.

As if this case isn't enough to keep her busy, she gets another case to work on.  A husband has died and she suspects it's from poison.  She thinks the wife is guilty party and the children agree with her.  Nobody is telling the truth here.

With a psychopathic killer, an insane killer and a young male teen all to deal with at the same time, Birdy has her work cut out for her.  She's determined to see it through.  But will she survive to do it?

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