In the first thrilling Rogue Winter Novella, sleepy little Solitude, Oregon, wakes up to another deadly threat.
County investigator Seth Harding intends to spend the holidays with his newly reconciled family, but a few days before Christmas, a homicide thwarts his plan. Seth arrives at the scene and makes a painful discovery: the victim is his brother-in-law's girlfriend. Her apartment has been ransacked and her toddler left motherless. To make matters worse, Seth's brother-in-law, Bruce, is missing. With Solitude locked in a rare, deadly deep freeze and the temperature plummeting, the residents launch a desperate search.
Seth calls his wife, social worker Carly Taylor, to take the case so the little girl doesn't get lost in the foster care system. With the holidays near, Carly brings the child home with them to celebrate Christmas. But when the Taylor farm is also trashed, Seth and Carly must race against time - and against a paralyzing winter storm - to find Bruce and catch a killer in the first pulse-pounding sequel to the Rogue River Novellas.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
With Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot writing police thrillers set in sparsely populated southwest Oregon one gets the idea that the area must be the highest crime area in the nation including serial killers. This novella is not about serial killers, but there is a lot of crime including murder.
Melinda Leigh, like Kendra Elliot, is a superb writer and this book is a fine example of her work. Kate Rudd does a fine job of narration.
This is a good book. It is short but I enjoyed the fact that it was not just filled with alot of filler words, s k sometimes the excessive descriptions of people gets boring.
The Rogue Winter Novella is amazing. Again in all my reviews of books I like I say Amazing but they are really. Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot have a knack for writing great suspended reads that you cannot put down. Since the story was so short I finished it in just a matter of an hour. I am starting the next one now!
There really isn't much to this story. The police discover a dead body, track down ex-boyfriend. Scumbag tries to blackmail the token small time crime boss. Police follow the evidence trail and make an arrest. No drama, kinda interesting support characters. But none were developed enough that I truly cared about any. I kept thinking there was going to be a twist or surprise, but no....just a clean easy to solve crime. As I saw the remaining minutes pass on the audible, I kept asking myself "is that it?" "where is the drama and suspense?" Boring..don't waste your money, credit or time.
I posted the wrong reviews on these book. Crap, Crap, Crap! Tracks of her Tears and this one is messed up.I'M SOOO SORRY.
Wow! The difference in Ms. Elliot’s storytelling and Ms. Leigh’s is really super different. The same town, same characters, same everything, by two different authors. Ms. Leigh wouldn’t say sh*t if she had a mouthful, while Ms. Elliot used the F-bomb 9 times and other swearwords about 12 or 15 times. Personally, I prefer Ms. Elliot’s writing because it feels more real. Swearing is a big part of life whether you like it or not, and I’m not bothered by the f-bomb when it’s in a book.
And I do like Zane and Stevie, a little more than Seth and Carly. But then, I don’t care for stories where the couple’s jobs are to blame for marital problems when they had their jobs before they got married. Zane and Stevie work together and Zane doesn’t spend all his time trying to protect Stevie.
However, this novella seems a little more suspenseful that Tracks of Her Tears. I mean, who killed what’s-his-name (not telling you.) And there must be another killer running around Solitude, kidnapping and killing young women in Solitude and Medford. I couldn’t wait to find out who it was.
I had a feeling who the killer was and I was right, but it was still a great mystery.
As with Ms. Leigh there was no sexual tension and no sex, just swearing.
As to the narrator: She did another awesome job on this book too.
This was absolutely pathetic a five year old could have written it.The character's were week, the storyline non existent, I feel as if I have wasted 3 hours 11 mins of my life
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