Detective Harlow Durant #2
Harlow looked down at a photo of her victim and couldn’t reconcile it with the body found by the lake. Here was a young and carefree woman, gazing at the camera with her striking emerald green eyes, her long black hair waving in the breeze. But within an instant her future had been extinguished. Harlow had to find out why.When the remains of a young woman are discovered on the edge of Saranac Lake in upstate New York, local law enforcement immediately call Detective Harlow Durant. When she arrives at the scene, she instantly knows this case will get under her skin. Lying just beyond the picturesque lake popular with families are the remains of a victim who has seemingly been burned to death. With very little evidence remaining, Harlow begins scouring missing persons reports.The victim is identified as twenty-six-year-old Ellie Gordon—a fun-loving young woman who worked in the bookstore and enjoyed going out with friends. When her mother comes to ID the body, she reports her daughter’s gold crucifix missing and the hunt begins to locate it and any potential DNA evidence. But as Harlow starts to piece Ellie’s last movements together, another body is found. The victim was killed in exactly the same way and worked with Ellie.Witness statements identify a local man who was obsessed with both women and when Harlow sees video evidence of him pawning the gold necklace, she thinks she has her man. But when he too winds up dead, Harlow has to start over. The only other link to the women is Gavin Croswell, one of the most powerful men in the town. But with a whole host of alibis, pinning the murders on him is almost impossible.With time running out to find the killer before another woman loses her life, the case soon becomes personal when Harlow’s car is violently run off the road. Someone wants to warn her off the case and they will use anything they can to threaten her. Even if it means exposing her own dark secret.Can Harlow confront her demons to save another innocent life from being lost? And just how much is she prepared to sacrifice?
Book two in this series, but for me it was the first one I read. So I had to pleasure to be introduced to Detective Durant and her partner Lucas and it was a huge pleasure. 😊
I have done this before not starting with book one, but this time I have to admit I was a bit lost in the very beginning. That’s of course my own stupid fault and it only makes me wanting to read the previous book too. In no time though I was totally immersed in this intriguing story. Not only was it creepy, but we also get a big part of Harlow Durant’s back story.
A small village where detectives from another department are not very welcome deals with some gruesome murders. This does make the job any easier, but Harlow is determined to dig as deep as needed to uncover the truth. She knows she has to act fast and when she decides to move up a gear, the killer seems to follow suit…
I loved this book and am so looking forward to the next part. I can hardly wait. 5 stars
Thank you, Dea Poirier and Bookouture
About the author
Author Dea (D.H) Poirier is the author of NEXT GIRL TO DIE, which hit #1 in the Amazon charts. She was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses. She attended The University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science and Political Science. Later, she spent time living on both coasts, and traveling the United States, before finally putting down roots in Central Florida. She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp. She spends her days at her day job as a President of Digital Marketing, and her nights writing manuscripts.