Bitter River - Julia Keller

Bitter River

By Julia Keller

  • Release Date - Published: 2013-09-03
  • Book Genre: Women Sleuths
  • Author: Julia Keller
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 77 Ratings)

Bitter River Julia Keller read online review & book description:

In the next stunning novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning Julia Keller, following the popular A Killing in the Hills, a pregnant teenager is found murdered at the bottom of a river.

Phone calls before dawn are never good news. And when you're the county's prosecuting attorney, calls from the sheriff are rarely good news, either. So when Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she won't like what she's about to hear, but she's still not prepared for this: 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble's body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn't drown—she was dead before her body ever hit the water.

With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. But that's not all Bell is coping with these days. Her daughter is now living with Bell's ex-husband, hours away. Sheriff Nick Fogelsong, one of Bell's closest friends, is behaving oddly. Furthermore, a face from her past has resurfaced for reasons Bell can't quite figure. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda's murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk.

In Bitter River, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller once again weaves a compelling, haunting mystery against the stark beauty and extreme poverty of a small West Virginia mountain town.

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Posted Reviews

  • Really?

    By TattleRattie7800
    Very disappointed in her second book. We get it by know thar Ackers Gap is a place of poverty, violence and destruction but to introduce a terrorist with no character development to rain down more punishment does nothing for the storyline. Really? She lost me on this one.
  • Disappointed

    By SexyChick333
    Good plot and a pretty quick read, but I just didn't like the lead female character. She's a 40 year old woman dating a 25 year old man with no mercy for anyone except herself. I would NEVER have bought this book if I had known this. Disappointed...
  • Details draw you in

    By bryantcafe
    The author captures the atmosphere of this small town in the hills with a fluid language. Good characters. Richly done, engrossing. One of the best mysteries I have ever read.

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