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In a remote mountain valley in British Columbia, a human monster preys on innocent lives. After teenagers discover the body of a missing girl in Chalk Valley, searchers find the remains of two more victims secreted deep in the woods. A serial killer is at work.
"Chalk Valley grips the reader from the opening page."
-Jenny Hilborne (Author of HIDE AND SEEK)
Chalk Valley police detective John McCarty is picked to lead a task force to find the murderer but inexperience, politics and McCarty's own inner demons quickly overwhelm him and the investigation falters.
"Chalk Valley presents a balance of action, police technique, and character development that is incredibly rare to find period, and damn near unheard of in a debut."
- Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White
Meanwhile, on a dark, lonely highway many miles from Chalk Valley, RCMP Sergeant Dave Kreaver comes across a van crashed at the side of the road. The driver is anxious to leave the scene but Kreaver discovers an unconscious teenaged girl in the van. Kreaver feels in his gut that the driver could be the serial killer everyone's looking for, but his inquiries are ignored.
"Devilishly creative … terrifyingly macabre and realistic story. Definitely keep the lights on when reading 'Chalk Valley'!!"
- Bibiliophilic Book Blog
The task force is in well over its head, buried by thousands of leads and potential suspects. Kreaver’s supervisors tell him to back off and let the task force do its job.
"Chalk Valley is probably one of the best crime novels I have read in a very long time."
-My Little Book Space
Kreaver is in a deadly cat and mouse game with a murderous psychopath, a race against time with innocent victims in play. Operating alone and without official sanction, can he stop the Chalk Valley Killer before he claims more lives?
"Johnstone impresses with his tantalising and absorbing debut - a great thriller."
- Verdict Book Reviews