• Buried in the Backwater

  • A Gripping Murder Mystery Crime Thriller (A Sheriff Elven Hallie Mystery, Book 1)
  • By: Drew Strickland
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A lifeless girl slips into the river, cold and crumpled. Her body washes away with the rain.

Her killer remains a mystery.

Sheriff Elven Hallie has been longing for a new case that would add some excitement to his small-town life.

But a dead girl wasn’t what he expected.

On the last murder case he worked, he was just a deputy with an experienced Sheriff to guide him and they were looking for an outsider.

This time, he’s in charge, and the killer is part of their community.

Short-staffed, and newly elected, Elven has an entire West Virginia county to police. With the help of his new deputy, Maddison Cook, Elven must navigate between Dupray’s rich and poor.

It’s an uphill battle the entire way.

With pressures mounting from the townspeople, county officials, and his own sense of duty, will he be able to catch the killer? Or will another body surface, pulling Elven in over his head?

If you’re a fan of C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett, Craig Johnson’s Longmire, Jeff Carson’s David Wolf, and Patrick Logan’s Damien Drake, then you will be sucked into this thrilling mystery with an ending that you’ll never see coming!

©2021 Drew Strickland (P)2021 Drew Strickland

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I hope this series continues on for a long time!

Must read book and series to start. Like the headline reads, I really hope this series continues on for a lot more books. There are a few series and authors that when i see a new book coming out I get really excited for the story to continue. Buried in the Backwater is now one of those. There are so many colorful characters in the town and Holler and family are such good characters. There were great plot twists and it kept me guessing throughout. I was not expecting it to end the way it did and i was gripping my phone for the last 5 minutes with what was happening. It wrapped up really well and ended making me feel satisfied with how the story went. As for the narrator…I really liked the way he brought the characters and story to life. He did a great job and kept me engaged in the story. Cant wait for books two, three and so on!

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great book

it's a book that keeps you guessing all the way to the end a very good book