When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in Northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar.
Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but John's closest friends and his twin sister, Jessie, have been keeping secrets. With a series of wildfires pushing the area's resources to the limit and Darby Lake's water level dropping to a record low, Jessie is becoming increasingly anxious about what may be uncovered if the rains don't return to the valley soon.
Haunted by what's hidden beneath the still waters, she doesn't know whether to help or hinder Macy's investigation. And Macy herself is increasingly uneasy about what she discovers as she navigates the politics of a small town and the Dalton family clan as well as her own complicated relationship with the father of her young son.
Macy Greeley returns in another taut and intimate mystery from acclaimed Bone Dust White author Karin Salvalaggio.
If you could sum up Burnt River in three words, what would they be?
Compelling, Lowlife, Mystery
Who was your favorite character and why?
Detective Macy Greeley, a terrific female character who is funny, feisty and courageous.
Which character – as performed by Erin Moon – was your favourite?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I found it quite chilling, there is bleakness in the landscape and characters, especially the former veterans.
Any additional comments?
As a murder mystery it was very satisfying and told at a driving pace that kept me returning whenever I had a few minutes spare. Though part of a series this book easily stands alone. I’ll be back for more from Macy
This second entry in the detective Macy Greeley series was a more intelligible and cohesive novel. The reader was good at accents and at emotions; however I wish she would have paused a bit longer between sections. The sections ran together and often made me pause to try to understand where I was. I am not a fan of lavish descriptions of nature but if you are you won't be disappointed by this author's style. The time jumps that were presented in the first novel were fewer in this one. The story gelled together much better and parts of the mystery actually kept me guessing until the end. I liked this story much better than the first.
I enjoyed the story, but at times the awful fake southern accents made it almost unbearable to listen to. It detracted from the story rather than enhancing it. It was ok as long as the reader wasn't doing voices for the characters from Georgia, but I had to force myself to keep listening when she did.
A good murder mystery without all the gory details. Characters have mixed up and messy lifes. Will she stay with him or move on to the local sheriff?
Good story line. Good performance. A few nice twists. Very interested in the next case of detective Macy Greely.
I am super excited to have a new author to follow---hurry with more!!! Worth every minutes of time spent listening and good enough I am going to purchase it to read again in book form!