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Gripping But Far Fetched,
This review is from: Dying to Tell (A Slaughter Creek Novel) (Paperback)
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Those who have enjoyed Rita Herron's previous will undoubtedly find this one to their taste as it has the usual mix of cliff hangers and love lost and found.
Set in the small town community of the very aptly named Slaughter Creek in Tennessee, it centres on Sadie Nettleton, a forensic interviewer who helps victims of child abuse to denounce their abusers. Sadie fled Slaughter Creek ten years earlier leaving behind her family and her boyfriend, Jake Blackwood. Her twin sister, Amelia, suffers from mental illness including multiple personality disorder and Sadie is forced to return when her grandfather's death is laid at Amelia's door. She quickly discovers that her former boyfriend is now the town sheriff and he arrests her sister for murder. Sadie soon has problems of her own as mysterious threats are made against her.
Deaths mount in the small town and the local reporter has a tip off about the local sanatorium's involvement in illegal experimental research. Sadie rekindles her romance with Jake and he manages to save her life more times than I can remember in the meanders of this tale. However, the course of love does not run smoothly and Sadie is forced to reveal a terrible secret from the past which leaves Jake reeling. After many trials and tribulations and much betrayal of the mysteries of the sanatorium and its effects on both their families are laid bare and Jake shows his mettle as sheriff.
This is a well written novel and the characters are well drawn and developed. The tale at the start is quite gripping but it has too many rather unbelievable twists towards the end for my taste as it all gets a little out of hand. The loose ends do all get tied up at the close and the ending is quite sweet but it's all just too much of a tall tale for me I am afraid.