Monday 11 January 2016

Death Falls by Todd Ritter

Thanks to Avon, Harper Collins, Maze and Netgalley, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review........

On the same night of July 20 1969 that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, nine-year-old Charlie Olmstead jumped on his bike to see if he could get a better look. It was the last anyone ever saw of him.

When Perry Hollow's Police Chief Jim Campbell finds Charlie's bike caught up above a waterfall, he assumes the worse, and so did everyone else except for Charlie's mother Maggie who believes that he's still alive. 40 years later, Maggie dies which sees the return of her other son, a now famous author and Charlie's brother Eric Olmstead to bury his mother and fulfill her last request: find his brother.

To do so he goes to the current police chief and his former sweetheart Kat Campbell, and it isn't long before they discover that finding Charlie was his mother's secret obsession, and while she never found him she uncovered clues suggesting that he wasn't the only victim.....

This book was really good, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end. I really liked the mystery element that lasted for over 40 years.  I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end. I didn't like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint.  Full of secrets, lies, cover ups and a range of suspects, I thought I'd worked it out but I was completely wrong  and wasn't expecting that ending, I didn't see it coming. I will definitely read more of Todd Ritter's work.  This book is perfect for fans of Gregg Hurwitz and P.J. Tracy.

Death Falls is available on Kindle and is currently £1.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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