Little Falls: A Novel

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After leaving the service, Camille Waresch returned to her small home town in Eastern Washington, Little Falls. She found a job with the county as a property inspector. On a routine inspection of an isolated property, she discovers a horrific scene. A body, hanging in a dilapidated shed. The murder brought back fragments of memories from her time in Iraq. As she struggled to remember she continues to investigate, even though she was warned not to.

This story is dark and gritty, filled with tension throughout. At first, I found this story a little hard to get into, the writing style is a bit choppy, but after a few chapters, I found myself engrossed in the story. The first person narrative was OK but I felt that the main character needed a little more likability. The characters are well rounded with an authenticity that only a veteran could write and I was really able to feel her inner turmoil. The author does a great job building suspense, however, there was no big reveal or resolution that felt satisfying, so the ending fell a bit flat. Overall I think this was a good debut novel, I will watch for the next release by this author.

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Author Elizabeth Lewes
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 262 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane
Publish Date 2020-08-11
ISBN 9781643855066 Buy this Book
Issue November 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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