Gregg Olsen: Water’s Edge

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Water’s Edge. My review is written with thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.

Blurb:

The young woman’s body is lying with her arms stretched out to each side. Her lips slightly parted. Her face untouched by injury and her hair spread around her head like a fan. A redhead. Just like the others.

When the body of Leann Truitt is found in a secluded cove in Mystery Bay, Detective Megan Carpenter is one of the first on the scene. The victim has tell-tale marks on her wrists, ankles and neck where she has been bound. But that’s not all. Next to Leann’s body lies a puzzling clue – an unusual symbol scratched into a rock.

With rookie Deputy Ronnie Marsh under her wing and the investigation underway, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages. Someone knows about her traumatic past. They know what she did.

Determined to stay focussed, Megan soon makes a chilling link between Leann’s brutal killing and the unsolved murder cases of two other women – all redheads with the same marks on their bodies, the same symbol carvings found at the crime scenes, and most shockingly, all had been pregnant.

The killer stalks his prey, kidnapping and torturing them in a very exact and methodical pattern. And he is not finished yet…

When the body of another woman is found bearing a striking resemblance to the other victims, Megan must crack the clues fast if she is to catch the twisted soul before they strike again.

Megan might be closing in on the killer, but someone is watching her every move. Can Megan hide the secrets of her past threatening to destroy her future? And can she protect herself and Ronnie before they both find themselves in terrible danger?

An addictive, gripping and completely unputdownable crime thriller from the Number One New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author.

Review:

It was a delight to be back with Detective Megan Carpenter and her team as the series continued. In Water’s Edge, Megan is paired with Ronnie Marsh, and although the two characters are very different, I enjoyed seeing how Megan reacted to her new partner and how their relationship developed. The transcripts of Megan’s sessions with Doctor Allbright also gave me another glimpse into her fascinating past.

The crimes that Megan investigates in Water’s Edge are very dark and they are often described in a lot of detail. This helped me to see that Megan was up against a very disturbing and calculating perpetrator and I was rooting for them to find the person they were looking for.

The investigation develops quite slowly as Megan and her team struggle to find leads. However, I was drawn in from the beginning and was sucked in even further as the tension started to rise. There is a sense of danger and towards the end I struggled to draw breath!

The end of the book sets the reader up perfectly for the sequel and I can’t wait to see where Olsen takes this series next.

Water’s Edge is available from Amazon.

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