The Crying House by B.R. Spangler / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @BR_Spangler


Detective Casey White Book 4

Strands of blonde hair escape from beneath the sheet and catch the dawn light creeping through the window. Silence falls as the fabric is drawn back to reveal the body of a young girl, her hands folded on her chest, her long lashes resting on her cold, pale cheeks.

When Detective Casey White finds the body of a teenager perfectly preserved in salt in an abandoned beach vacation home, her heart shatters. Tina Somners has been missing since she set off to meet her friends for spring break. With her own daughter missing too, Casey knows how devastated the girl’s parents will be at this tragic end to their search.

Pushing her pain aside, Casey delves into old files and gets her first lead: years ago, a man murdered his wife and left her the same way. But he’s been locked up in prison all this time…

Interviewing him, Casey is certain the now frail and elderly prisoner couldn’t have hurt Tina himself. But is he somehow pulling strings from behind bars?

Then another perfectly preserved body is found, a threatening note addressed to Casey herself clutched in the girl’s hand. Running out of time and leads, Casey is hit with a realization that turns her blood to ice: her own daughter could be next…




I think everybody who has children knows they are not always sweet little angels, but even if they are behaving some parents still feel like they are not good enough and punishment is in order. Unfortunately it’s not the kind of punishment where the child is not allowed to play his favorite game or watch his favorite tv show. No, here it’s worse, much, much worse. One day it might blow up in your face and lives will be ruined..

Detective Casey and her team are dealing with not one but two cases at the same time. One seems rather easy to solve, until  isn’t. Was it murder or an accident? Is the driving force behind it the green eyed monster or hate pure and simple? The second one makes the whole team gasp when a victim is discovered. They have never seen this before and the killer keeps them occupied. He is very clever, does not give them any useful clues to work with. He does leave something behind, but nobody seems to be able to decipher it at first.

It’s true you cannot judge a book by its cover, but the same thing goes for people. It’s not always the loudest or the most annoying one that is behind crimes. Sometimes it’s the most kind and polite one who is the most damaged and does the most horrible things…

This is another very enjoyable book in a great series. 5 stars

Thank you, B.R. Spangler and Bookouture


About the author 

B.R. Spangler is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Crime Thrillers.

A resident of Virginia with a wonderful family, including five cats, two birds and a lizard. During the day, the hours are filled with engineering work. Off hours, time is spent writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.

With too many stories to write, books are split across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.


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