Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: Death Notice by Todd Ritter

This one was good! I personally think that a different cover would be better but the meat and potatoes of the story made up for it.

Tons of mystery and suspense are contained in Ritter's book and I was pleased with the fast pace. I was actually shocked for once that the killer was no one that I suspected. That's how I like 'em....it's always frustrating when you know who the killer is right away.

The only thing I regret is how long this one was waiting in my TBR pile. I should have read it sooner!

About The Book:
(From Publisher website)

erry Hollow, Pennsylvania, has never had a murder. At least not as long as Kat Campbell has been police chief. And the first is brutal. George Winnick, a farmer in his sixties, is found in a homemade coffin on the side of the highway with his lips sewn shut and his veins and arteries drained of blood and filled with embalming fluid. Chilling as that is, it becomes even more so when Kat finds that the Perry Hollow Gazette obituary writer, Henry Goll, received a death notice for Winnick before he was killed.

Soon after, the task force from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Investigation shows up and everything takes an irreversible turn for the worse. Nick Donnelly, head of the task force, has been chasing the “Betsy Ross Killer,” so named because he’s handy with a needle and thread, for more than a year. Winnick seems to be his fourth victim. Or is he?

Kat has never handled a murder case before, but she’s not about to sit by while someone terrorizes her sleepy little town or her own son. But will her efforts be enough to stop a killer and bring calm to Perry Hollow.

A portrait of a small town in turmoil, where residents fear for their lives, Todd Ritter’s Death Notice is a gripping debut from a terrific new talent in crime fiction.

**Review copy provided by publisher. All opinions are my own. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.

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