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River Bodies Northampton County #1 ( Ebook ) by Karen Katchur

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In this dark gripping mystery a brutal murder unearths old secrets that should have stayed buriedA body just turned up in the small town of Portland Pennsylvania The crime is eerily similar to a twenty year old cold case another victim brutally murdered found in the Delaware River Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connectin 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 our 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 a body that reminds the local authorities of a cold case and a victim that was killed in the same manner Becca s father was once the Police Chief and her childhood friend Parker is now the lead detective on the case The murders both past and present open old wounds bring forth memories and uestion loyalties of various characters in the bookI agree with other reviewers who point out that this book is about relationships family dynamics and loyalty than it is a thriller As a reader we know than some of 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 others We also see several other characters such as John and Parker and their relationships with others as wellThis book also examines loyalty The choices people make to protect others A choice a parent might make to protect their child The choice a member of a group may make to protect the group and to show loyalty The loyalty or lack thereof in intimate relationships The book looks at what people do to survive and how turning a blind eye happens in the name of 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 one me I wanted of the rationale and reasons for why 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 couple of characters that I wished had been fleshed 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 study on relationships If you are looking for a book heavy on 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 out in the next book Overall this was an enjoyable read that although did not have me on the edge of 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 on 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 or two that is a little cringe worthy but otherwise the book dealt with the characters and their secretsThank you to Thomas and Mercer goodreads and for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own

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River Bodies Northampton County #1

Ous to the surface memories long buried secrets best kept hidden Becca starts uestioning all her past relationships including one with a man who's watched over 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 or end The story 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 similar one that happened when Becca was a child and now she has to identify the true nature of 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 of 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

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G the two murders but the locals are 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 daughter of the former police chief Becca's uickly drawn into the case Coming home has brought something omin 5 River Bodies by Karen Katchur was a slow burn of a novel that I didn t consider a mystery or a thriller but I still enjoyed it What it s about Becca Kingsley s dad was the chief 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 detective on 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 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 pacing of the book and it was a fast read but I didn t get thriller out of it I was at no point on the edge of 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 of a series River Bodies is also part police procedural as we get the viewpoint of Parker as he is trying to solve the murder and figure 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 presiding over the town The Scions Townspeople don t want to talk there are dirty cops and there is a general sense of fear over the townspeople I think that Katchur did a really good job at setting the scene and the characters but maybe there were too many viewpoints I really disliked that there wasn t much of 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 or much of a mystery BUT it kept me interested and I liked the bit 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 sort of expectations on what kind of book it is supposed to be I didn t read the blurb again before I read it so I went in with an 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 bit of gore but nothing too crazyI received an Advance Review Copy of this book All opinions are my own


10 thoughts on “River Bodies Northampton County #1

  1. says:

    35 stars rounded up to a 4Becca Kingsley has returned to her hometown after being away for ten years; although she wasn't

  2. says:

    I received River Bodies a new novel written by Karen Katchur coming out in fall 2018 through NetGalley Besides having a go

  3. says:

    Becca returns to her hometown of 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 or old friends for 10 years Her arrival in town coincides with a murder that is very similar to an unsolved murder that occurred 20 years earlier in the same town Becca's old friend Parker who is now a detective works to uncover who is beh

  4. says:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 River Bodies by Karen Katchur was a slow burn of a novel that I didn't consider a mystery or a thriller but I still

  5. says:

    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 then other 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 t

  6. says:

    Listed as a thriller “River Bodies” beckoned with all the usual temptations the genre offers I hoped that author Karen Katchur would deliver than the same tired clichés that normally accompany a book about returning to the old home town during a murder investigationIt wasn’t the writing style that caused

  7. says:

    Check out 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 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 thriller

  8. says:

    45 StarsBecca Kingsley returns to her hometown after many years Her father who was once Police Chief is dying She has mixed feelings about her father he wasn't always the nicest person she knew and he was a serial cheater and didn't

  9. says:

    The story 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 similar one that happened when Becca was a child and now she has to identify th

  10. says:

    Secrets that span generations take the forefront in Katchur’s debut River Bodies and nearly 20 years apart de

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