Blog Tour Review: The Girl From Silent Lake

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The Girl from Silent Lake: A totally gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller
(Detective Kay Sharp Book 1)
Leslie Wolfe

375 Pages
Published Feburary 19, 2021 by Bookouture


“Please, not in front of my daughter,” she pleaded. “She’s just a little girl.” He leaned closer, so close she felt his heated breath on her face. The blue jays that had been filling the valley with their chirping fell silent all at once when the woman’s cry ripped through the clear mountain air.

Detective Kay Sharp vowed she’d never return to her childhood home. On the night of her thirteenth birthday her broken family was shattered beyond repair, and leaving was the only option. Unable to fix her own past, she’s been an FBI profiler for over a decade, desperate to save others.

But now Kay’s back and only she can solve the crime that has rocked the tight-knit community of Mount Chester to its core. A dead woman has been found by Silent Lake under the dew-covered Fall leaves, her hair braided and her body wrapped in a blanket. This small town may be a stranger to murder, but Kay recognizes the signs of a serial killer. She’s certain that the ritualistic nature of the scene means it’s just a matter of time until he strikes again––unless she catches him first.

As yellow do-not-cross tape flaps in the biting wind, another woman is reported missing. Kay leads a frenzied search for out-of-towner Alison Nolan and when she locates her car, Kay’s blood turns to ice as she shines her flashlight on the backseat and sees a teddy bear. Alison’s six-year-old little girl, Hazel, has vanished too.

Kay knows the missing-person investigation could turn into a murder case at any second. But as she hunts for the culprit, her own past closes in on her. Can she find the killer before it’s too late? And will the secret she thought she’d buried stay that way?

A totally gripping and utterly addictive new crime thriller series for readers who love Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot. The Girl From Silent Lake gives “unputdownable” a whole new meaning!

My Review

The Girl from Silent Lake is the first in a new series by Leslie Wolfe and the first book of hers I have read.  While there is nothing in the book that is new to the crime novel genre, the author writes a thriller worth the read.  Told in alternating views of the killer, victim and investigator, you get more angles of the events as they unfold.

Kay Sharp was an FBI profiler that quits her job to head back to her hometown when her brother is arrested for a barroom brawl.  While getting acclimated at her old home, she offers some advice on a local murder and ends up helping in the investigation of a serial killer.

I like that her profiling skills offer insight into the actions and motives of the killer.  This intrigued me and kept me interested.  And the small details about the native tribes were interesting and new to me.

There is a huge trigger warning in this book.  The victims are kidnapped with their children and there are descriptions where the victims were tortured that were a little hard for me.

I kept guessing who the killer was for the entire book.  Fast paced.  Great book for the crime lover who wants a little extra detail about the killer.  

Author Bio

Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first-person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you.

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