Parade.com calls Karen Katchur’s new novel, RIVER BODIES (Thomas&Mercer) one of the ten spooky books you must read this fall. Since I just finished reading RIVER BODIES, I can tell you it’s definitely a thriller that’ll keep you flipping through the pages, while creeping you out. Oh yeah, happy day-after-Halloween!
Becca Kingsley moved across the Delaware River so she wouldn’t just be known as the chief of police’s daughter. But in a small town where darkness hides in plain sight, the truth could change Becca’s life — or end it.
A body turns up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania and it’s similar to a twenty-year-old cold case. Detective Parker Reed is determined to connect the two, but no one in town wants to talk. In fact, they’re just as determined not to help out in any way.
The past meets the present when Becca returns to Portland, to be with her estranged dying father and she runs into Parker, her childhood love. Since she grew up with cop-dar, Becca’s quickly drawn into the case.
She starts questioning all her past relationships, including the one closest to her. For the first time, she wonders if he’s more predator than protector.
RIVER BODIES is the first in Katchur’s new “Northampton County” series. The book is told from various points of view, which add up to a psychological thriller, both character and plot driven. Much like the Delaware River, which is a character in this novel, I felt an undercurrent of unease while reading RIVER BODIES. I can understand why people.com calls it one of the spooky books you must read this fall. I had an unsettled tummy while reading. Ultimately, I don’t know if that’s really good or bad —
Karen Katchur is an award-winning suspense novelist with a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a master’s in education. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Thanks to Thomas & Mercer, we have one copy of RIVER BODIES to giveaway. Just tell us what you find spooky. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please.