By Father Ted on June 28, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I have often wondered what America was like far away from the big cities. There have been several films and many books that portray small-town America as somewhere that Trip Advisor might describe as 'best avoided'. Riddle is a small town. Everyone knows everyone else's business. There are some good folk; folk that are as honest as the day is long, they would give you the shirt off their back.Then there are others who pass by on the other side of the road and whisper, nudge and stare menacingly at anyone who dares to stop and stay for a while, uninvited. Riddle is no longer on my bucket list of places to visit
Grace Donahue is forced to stop for a while, when her car dies on her. Grace is escaping a troubled past. Kort Eriksen is a Native American out on parole after serving seven years for the murder of a young girl he was at school with. His former schoolmates that stayed in Riddle are in both camps. The good folk and the others. We meet the cop with a grudge; the girl who still carries a flame for Kort despite his past; the mild mannered desk clerk at the motel, with an alcoholic mother. A handful of townsfolk think Kort was innocent; that it was convenient for the police to pin the murder on him because of his background.
Your past has a way of catching up with you and there are many twists and turns in this excellent thriller. The body count rises. Who is responsible? Were the townsfolk right about Kort all along? Was there another evil force at work? This story will keep you guessing until the end.