Book Review: “River’s Edge” By Terri Blackstock

March 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Terri Blackstock in her new book, “River's Edge book coverRiver’s Edge” Book Three in the Cape Refuge series published by Zondervan gives us another adventure with Blair Owens and Police Chief Cade.

From the back cover:   Was Lisa Jackson s disappearance related to politics, her husband s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge s mayoral race and he s even expected to win when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town s psychic reveals the location of Lisa s body at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?

I have to confess “River’s Edge” is my first introduction to Cape Refuge and its people. And what an introduction it is. Ms. Blackstock makes us hit the ground running and just does not let up with the suspense. Politics, infertility, missing wife and a psychic all this and more rolled up into one storyline. I think it takes a highly skilled author to pull of something like this and let me tell you I think Ms. Blackstock is one highly skilled author.  Blair Owens and Police Chief Cade are well-defined characters that know what they are doing and whom we root for to figure out just what is going on. Once the action gets going Ms. Blackstock revs up the thriller quotient considerably which will have you reading and flipping pages as fast as you can.  Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it.  I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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