by Julia Keller
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 22 May 2014 | Archive Date 2 Sep 2014
The second in the Bell Elkins crime series from Pulitzer prize winner Julia Keller. For fans of Linwood Barclay, Dennis Lehane and Henning Mankell.
Acker's Gap, West Virginia: a high-school student - sixteen, full of promise, and pregnant - is found murdered in a car at the bottom of the Bitter River. Her death devastates the community, but one among them must be responsible. Bell Elkins, Raythune County's prosecuting attorney, is determined to bring the killer to justice.
But someone else has their own agenda. Amid the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, another act of violence is about to strike. As Bell and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong work to uncover the truth, one thing is certain: no one can truly understand Acker's Gap until they are in the thick of it.
Bell returned to her hometown to make a difference. But just how much is she willing to risk?