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Nemico oLef characters that I wished had been fleshed Cannella e polvere da sparo out a little The book is dubbed a mystery a suspenseful thriller etc I feel it would do better if it were marked as a character studyn relationships If you are looking for a book heavy n mystery and suspense this may let you down a little I did appreciate how the Author showed how Becca remembered some buried memories the mystery in the book was really for her to come to an understanding about her childhood her past why her father made the choices he did and why she grew up to repeat some patterns she witnessed in her youth This is the first book in a series and I believe that the characters will be fleshed ut in the next book Overall this was an enjoyable read that although did not have me Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel on the edgef my seat I was intrigued and wanted to see how the book was going to end The Author drew me in with her descriptions and hints at buried secrets I found this book to be n the lighter side For me it was not a heavy book the reader knows whodunit so there is not much need to do any detective work while reading it was nice to kick back and enjoy the book For some there might be a scene r two that is a little cringe worthy but therwise the book dealt with the characters and their secretsThank you to Thomas and Mercer goodreads and for providing me with a copy f this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) opinions expressed in this review are mywn 5 River Bodies by Karen Katchur was a slow burn Bleach, Volume 05 of a novel that I didn t consider a mysteryr a thriller but I still enjoyed it What it s about Becca Kingsley s dad was the chief Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition of police in Portland Pennsylvania for many years but now he is retired and dying Even though she is estranged from him when she gets the call that he is nearing the end Becca goes home to be with him While she is home a body washes up from the Delaware River and the murder looks a lot like a cold case from years before The lead detectiven the case Parker also happens to have been Becca s best friend before she was sent away by her father Old romances burn again and the case for Parker to solve the murder begins while at the same time buried memories from Becca s past begin to resurface A lot Pentimento of which have to do with the man John that has been watching her It all sounds very mysterious but you basically already know who the killer is even though you do get a twist thrown at you towards the end I liked the pacingf the book and it was a fast read but I didn t get thriller La maga delle spezie outf it I was at no point The Last Testament on the edgef my seat while reading this and even the secrets from Becca s past aren t all that shocking I also thought there were some unanswered uestions that bothered me but maybe the author meant to do that since this book is the first f a series River Bodies is also part police procedural as we get the viewpoint f Parker as he is trying to solve the murder and figure Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear out how it ties to the cold case The small town mentality was interesting to read about especially when it came to the biker gang presidingver the town The Scions Townspeople don t want to talk there are dirty cops and there is a general sense f Scions Townspeople don t want to talk there are dirty cops and there is *a general sense f ver the townspeople I think that Katchur did a really good job at *general sense f The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 over the townspeople I think that Katchur did a really good job at the scene and the characters but maybe there were too many viewpoints I really disliked that there wasn t muchf a mystery to it when that is what I was expecting Then why did I give it a 45 Because the pacing is uick I read it fast I was fully invested in the story even though I didn t think the mystery was great and the ending has me wanting to read the second book Final Thought I cannot stress enough the fact that I don t think this is a thriller Astrología para principiantes or muchf a mystery BUT it kept me interested and I liked the bit Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief of police procedural I also really felt for Becca and teared up at the stuff with her father There is a great story here but I wouldn t go in with any sortf expectations No Puedo Perderte on what kindf book it is supposed to be I didn t read the blurb again before I read it so I went in with an In Every Heartbeat open mind trying not to set any expectations and I think that worked for me I do have to say that I think Katchur s writing style is very fluid and detailed which really brought the story alive for me There is also a tiny bitf gore but nothing too crazyI received an Advance Review Copy The Seraphim Code of this book Allpinions are my Sortemesse own Checkut my A Elevator Ride with Karen Katchur Learn the inspiration behind this standout new thriller series and some fun and interesting facts about the author Thanks to Karen FUN FUN An emotionally resonant tale La fabbrica di cioccolato of fury tragedy guilt and redemption The first in this exciting new series Northampton County A page turning psychologically rich both character and plot driven a gritty multi generational complex suspense thrillerf two brutal crimes twenty years apart The past and present connect when a murder investigation with the same MO reconnects Klara with A K old childhood acuaintances and estranged parents while dark family secrets threaten to destroy present lives Talented suspense novelist Karen Katchur returns following The Sistersf Blue Mountain and The Secrets Serving Sera of Lake Road with her latest novel RIVER BODIES Taut prose flawed characters and a dark side that weaves through the livesf the small towns Samurai! of Northampton County with the introductionf this new bold series The author creates a strong sense La meglio gioventù of place positioning itself ideally for the settingf this intriguing new series leaving readers anxiously awaiting the next addition An edgy intense deep and darkly compelling psychological suspense whydunit thriller with plenty f attention to detail Katchur skillfully explores the frightening and gut wrenching mental state f each character The journey from past to present the traumas and fears are bringing them
to the present nightmare as they confront their monsters Setting Set in the the present nightmare as they confront their monsters Setting Set in the rural town Solea of Portland Pennsylvania in the autumn season alongside the Delaware River banks with small connecting towns in Northampton County Pennsylvania and the Jersey side CharactersBecca Kingsley was born here the daughterf the controlling and demanding police chief Clint Her childhood does. G the two murders but the locals are By the Light of the Moon on lockdown revealing nothingThe past meets the present when Becca Kingsley who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father runs into Parker her childhood love As the daughterf the former police chief Becca's uickly drawn into the case Coming home has brought something min. .
I received River Bodies a new novel written by Karen Katchur coming ut in fall 2018 through NetGalley Besides having a gorgeous cover and an interesting title the premise was intriguing enough for me to say yes when the publisher Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) offered it I m glad I did as it had a wonderful balancef mystery and good Lambs of God old fashioned storytellingThe book is told from the perspectivef several different characters across a county Morte a credito on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border Bodies have been foundver several years in the river It s widely known that Scion gang are responsible but it s not always what it seems Two different chiefs OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of police daughtersf various members step families affairs and mysterious connections lurk in the background It s uite a puzzle and you re never sure who is protecting whomThe writing style is strong It is very descriptive but never too much I feel like I know the area well I also lived not too far from it and understand many references eg shootings in Easton It s the type Keely and Du of book where I enjoyed the read but didn t care for the characters They were well written but as people none were appealing given how they talkedr what they believed in At the same time it s a very real part Mill Hill of society and deserves a spotlight It showcases how different experiences and areas to live in shape who we are Surviving is tough when you have less support from those around you Katchur brilliantly shows these aspects and helps you connect with someone you might not normally be around It soundsdd to say it in this way but it s the best way to describe how I felt while reading the book Example sworn Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost oaths to protect and kill for the sakef the group an eye for an eye revenge even if you get caught it happens in realityKudos to the author and thanks to the publisher for sending the book to me I d definitely read from Katchur and would recommend this book to This Poison Will Remain others Sometimes it s nice to mix things up within a genre so many times I m craving a fast paced and exciting thriller with twists and turns galore and thenther times I m in the mood for a really well written slow burn and River Bodies fits the bill perfectly It s funny because the pacing itself wasn t even slow at all but the writing style and the way the story unfolded was subdued so it was almost a mix between the two Either way it worked well for me and was an intriguing readThis was character driven and really focused Un eroe dei nostri tempi on the relationship between Becca and her estranged father but also between Becca and her longtime boyfriend as well Besides Becca you also hear from Parker giving it a subtle police procedural vibe and then John a localutlaw who is part Geldsack of a biker gang All three were complicated and interesting and I just sawn Goodreads that this is the first book in a new series with the next installment set to be released next summerI m a sucker for Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing old cases and newnes colliding and there was plenty The Secret of the Glass of that here Throw in some fantastic and evocative writing and a tricky mystery and I was all in Recommended for those looking for a rich character driven story with a great setting and a few surprises along the wayRiver Bodies in three words Subtle Layered and EngrossingOverall rating 45 45 StarsBecca Kingsley returns to her hometown after many years Her father who wasnce
Police Chief Is Dying SheChief is dying She mixed feelings about her father he wasn t always the nicest person she knew and he was a serial cheater and didn t much care who knewBecca s been living with Matt for 5 years and like her father he is a serial cheater Becca takes this Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes opportunity to spend whatever time she can with her father and think about her relationship with MattJust to muddy things even further Parker Reed is now a Homicide Detective and Becca s first love when they were teenagersThrow in a recent murder that is eerily exactly like thatf another murder 20 years ago and somehow all things point to things that Becca mi 35 stars rounded up to a 4Becca Kingsley has returned to her hometown after being away for ten years although she wasn t too far away she was just across the river When she receives word that her estranged father is dying she returns home mainly for some time away from the troubles in her personal life but also to say goodbye Returning home always brings back memories as does contact with those from ur past When Becca returns home she remembers why she has not returned becomes *reacuainted with those she left behind and walks into a police investigationA body has washed up *with those she left behind and walks into a police investigationA body has washed up body that reminds the local authorities f a cold case and a victim that was killed in the same manner Becca s father was Lions and Tigers and Snares once the Police Chief and her childhood friend Parker is now the lead detectiven the case The murders both past and present pen ld wounds bring forth memories and uestion loyalties Fox Play of various characters in the bookI agree withther reviewers who point ut that this book is about relationships family dynamics and loyalty than it is a thriller As a reader we know than some f the characters in the book We are shown various POV s that give us insight and tell us what happened Yes there is some mystery here but for me it was about Becca and her relationships with Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture others We also see severalther characters such as John and Parker and their relationships with thers as wellThis book also examines loyalty The choices people make to protect OTHERS A CHOICE A PARENT MIGHT MAKE TO PROTECT A choice a parent might make to protect child The choice a member f a group may make to protect the group and to show loyalty The loyalty Aria Appassionata or lack thereof in intimate relationships The book looks at what people do to survive and how turning a blind eye happens in the namef survivalI enjoyed the writing and the descriptions in the book The Author sets the stage for small town life in Pennsylvania near the Delaware river I found the book to be a fast read but it did leave me wanting Maybe I missed something but I do not feel I was given the reason for the first murder If I missed it then that is ne me I wanted f the rationale and reasons for why The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer one character did things We do get some explanation and things do make sense but I also feel there were some gaps in the plot There was a coup. In this dark gripping mystery a brutal murder unearthsld secrets that should have stayed buriedA body just turned up in the small town Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded of Portland Pennsylvania The crime is eerily similar to a twenty yearld cold case another victim brutally murdered found in the Delaware River Lead detective Parker Reed is intent n connectin. Not hold fond memories Becca is now a grown woman age thirty single and living with Matt a patent attorney who is cheating n her She is a runner a veterinarian and the Caught in the Net ownerf Romy her faithful and much loved German Shepherd Her practice is in Columbia NJ not far from her hometown She has always loved animals They were Blue Road to Atlantis of comfort to her during her turbulent childhood a demanding father a womanizer and never faithful to her mom which he drove away Years ago a scared child she stumbled upon something that frightened her She happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time She tried to tell her dad but he instructed her never to speakf this again She carried this secret and buried it deep in her mind Did her father send her away to protect her from harm She did not know why She never understood Her mom and dad separated Now her dad is dying They are estranged Her mom thinks she should visit him before he passes Could her dad hold the secret to the murder long ago and the Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica one in the present John Jackson very complicated waslder than her by fifteen years He had Secrets that span generations take the forefront in Katchur s debut River Bodies and nearly 20 years apart dead bodies are found with alarming similarities In a town where motorcycle gangs have police Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light on their payroll and the lines are seemingly blurred between the good guys and the bad guys lies Becca the daughterf the former police chief who has returned home to spend the final days Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese of her father s life with him For fansf Allen Eskens those who enjoy a slow burn with a lot f character development ver action and Bad Land old secrets coming to light Becca returns to her hometownf Portland Pennsylvania to be with her dying father Becca has been living just across the river in New Jersey but hasn t been back to Portland to visit her father Lettere: 1942-1943 orld friends for 10 years Her arrival in town coincides with a murder that is very similar to an unsolved murder that L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia occurred 20 years earlier in the same town Becca sld friend Parker who is now a detective works to uncover who is behind the deaths Meanwhile Becca confronts The Fire of Origins old secrets in her and her father s pasts Different viewpoints are used to tell the story but Becca is the main character and mostf the story revolves around her Becca is in a relationship with a man she has doubts about she is estranged from her father and she misses her Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) old best friend Parker Becca s father isn his deathbed but he was Pasto nudo once the police chief in Portland The law enforcement in town has a delicate relationship with the town biker gang the Scions When Becca s father was police chief his stepbrother was the leaderf the Scions The stepbrother is now deceased and there is a new police chief but ld loyalties still remain though some secrets are difficult to contain This is a mystery because f the murders but it s also a story about relationships The descriptions Goodbye Marianne of the area the people and the lifestyles are very well done The characters are not particularly likable but they are real While the story does not have a lotf action the various relationships between the characters is gripping This was my pick for s First Reads in October 2018 Listed
As A Thriller River Bodiesa thriller River Bodies with all the usual temptations the genre The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 offers I hoped that author Karen Katchur would deliver than the same tired clich s that normally accompany a book about returning to theld home town during a murder investigationIt wasn t the writing style that caused me to lose connection with the book Ms Katchur delivers in this area serving up a prose that describes as well as illuminates peppering her words with images
at times felt real This is her five star elementRather it was the inconsistencies in the plot elements that caused uestions to form and to drag me Il cacciatore outf the book each time The Unscratchables onef them appeared Our heroine Becca lives just across the river from her home town close enough that she can identify minute clothing details Therapy of someone standingn the The Hug other side While I might be able to accept that she had reasons never to return home even with it being so close that didn t excuse the fact that while she wouldn t cross the river s bridge manythers living in the town probably would However no The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories one had seen her for years except for her cousin John who she met regularly when she spotted himn the Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone other sidef the riverThe small town Speak the Ocean of Portland is home to notne but possibly two decent sized than twenty five motorcycle gangs Possible but not probable and with the closest large city hours away the probability is further reduced There are inconsistencies but I hesitate to list them all without revealing portions Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of the plotCharacterizations were good providing enough background to justify each character s actions Everyone that is except for the killer After establishing justification for the most recent killing the killer s reasoning abruptly changed and it didn t fit with somef the ther important scenes in the book This flaw was large enough to leave me shaking my head during the last part f the storyOverall good story and a wonderful writing style with Ms Katchur deftly switching between past and current events slowly revealing bits and pieces until the entire tale is laid Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story out in frontf us Some Second Sight (Circle of Three, of the plot elements were ragged pulling the story down from potential heightsf greatness into something that is still better than many Strife of today sfferings Three and a half stars The story Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath of a young woman returning to the town where she grew up to spend time with her dying father and who is forced to return to the deep dug memories is well conceived and easy to follow A murder is committed which resembles a similarne that happened when Becca was a child and now she has to identify the true nature f a person she considered to be her protector Apart from the plot I enjoyed reading about Portland a small town where loyalty goes first The Author knows how to depict the atmosphere f such places For me it was not a page turner however I do not regret time spent reading this titleMany thanks to Karen Katchur Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for providing me with ARC in exchange foe my honest review. Ous to the surface memories long buried secrets best kept hidden Becca starts uestioning all her past relationships including Roy Al one with a man who's watchedver her for years For the first time she wonders if he's predator than protectorIn a small town where darkness hides in plain sight the truth could change Becca's life r end.That At Times Felt