Saturday, October 4, 2014

What You Left Behind by Samantha Hayes

What They Say....Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.

      Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo's son, seems troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work? Finding answers might help Freddie, but they'll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is--or whoever it is--that's killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself. 
What I Say....This book started out with a true bang, in the form of a motorcycle vs. tree that leaves an unknown woman fleeing, and a young man dead.  After the police categorize the accident as a suicide, the community becomes unrested, believing that they will be facing another spat of young male suicides.

Detective Fisher has come to visit her sister and becomes increasingly involved in the lives of the people of this community and in the investigation.

I don't know if it was because I read this right after reading a easy breezy fun book, but I felt like the writing was pretty dry, and hard to stay interested in.

The ending did deliver, but it was a little hard to get there, but I will look for her other book, "Until You're Mine", which got rave reviews on Goodreads.

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