My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In rain-drenched Vancouver, detectives Dion and Leith chase connections between a tragic drowning, a violent assault, and an apparent suicide.
February is the month of romance, but in North Vancouver it’s also become the month of murder. While the North Shore RCMP slog through the rain in the search for whoever left a young woman to die in the Riverside Secondary School parking lot — their first clue a Valentine’s Day card — a toddler mysteriously vanishes from a Riverside Drive home in the midst of a dinner party.
With Constable JD Temple's full attention on the parking lot murder, Constables Dave Leith and Cal Dion work the kidnap … until a tenuous connection is made between the two cases, along with the thinnest ray of hope that the child could be alive and well in the hands of a childless couple.
But when more tragedy rains down on the North Shore, lies must be unveiled before the ugly truth can emerge.
Full disclosure: I did NOT know this was a series prior to reading but because the author was detailed in the referencing of prior story arcs and characters, I was able to pick up enough that it didn’t affect my enjoyment of River of Lies.
River of Lies by RM Greenaway is the fifth book in the B.C. Blues Crime Series. It’s set in Vancouver and follows constables of the North Shore RCMP, Dion, JD, and Leith. JD is assigned the case of a woman murdered in the school parking lot while Dion and Leith work together to investigate a missing child from a troubled and fractured home. What follows is a series of tragedies and tension among the constables. What more can you ask for in a crime thriller?
The characters are well-developed and the story is complex and quickly paced with well-executed twists.
I think this is a great book for any fan of the genre and highly recommend it.
A big thanks to NetGalley and Dundurn for allowing me to read and review this book!
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