All the Dead Girls by Rita Herron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book 3 in the Graveyard Falls series. I read and loved the Slaughter Creek series so much that I didn’t think Rita would be able to produce another series that I loved as much as that one but I was wrong. With each book I grow more addicted and this book is absolutely first class.
The story starts with the discovery of bodies and further investigation reveals a serial killer has been operating in Graveyard Falls for many years. It starts 15 years ago when JJ and Sunny are abducted while running away and is picked up 15 years on when a tornado uncovers the bodies. JJ is released but is so traumatised she has repressive amnesia and can remember nothing of the time she was held. JJ changes her name and appearance to stop the murderer finding her but she is unable to outrun the nightmares. JJ/Beth’s character builds throughout the book and I think Rita handles the issues associated with amnesia, post-traumatic stress and guilt very realistically.
Ian is the other main character and is living with guilt issues of his own. Ian’s stepfather was found guilty of the abduction, although Ian has never believed him guilty. His father escaped when the Prison was flooded many years ago and Ian has been searching for him ever since. Now Sheriff of Graveyard Falls Ian is on a mission to find the murderer and prove his father’s innocence.
The race is on to find the killer, prove a man’s innocence and recover Beth’s repressed memories before any more girls disappear. With many twists and turns and curve balls this is an adrenaline pumping page turner you won’t be able to put down. With the right amount of romance interwoven in the stories this is one of the best books I have read in a long time.
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.