Title: Cicada Spring
Author: Christian Galacar
Stars: 5 stars
I was totally absorbed in this book and felt like a bystander in the final moments. A great plot and even better finish. If you are a fan of mysteries and police work this is the book for you. I will not give the story line away but will say if you only have time to read one book this year let this be the book you read.
I gave this a five star rating.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.
Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?
* 2015 Readers' Favorite Award Winner *
* A 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist *
* B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree *
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