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All the Dead Girls

(Graveyard Falls #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,492 ratings  ·  118 reviews

When a violent storm hits Graveyard Falls, it unearths the unimaginable: skeletons of teenage girls, each dressed in white and holding a candle. It’s clear to FBI agent Beth Fields that this is the work of a long-standing killer—but could it be the one she escaped years ago? She has no memory of the man who held her captive and murdered her friend. But even though someone

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Published November 22nd 2016 by Montlake Romance
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
2.5☆ for All The Dead Girls by Rita Herron.

Firstly I need to qualify that in parts the writing was really good, it was fast paced and kept me guessing. But, it was only in parts.

There were so many things wrong with this book that it almost defies belief that it was ever published.

Firstly 2 people who are connected with each other, a victim, and the convicted killer ( escaped) are allowed to work the case.

Then the way the case is worked bears no relation to basic protocol. Evidence is handled.
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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FBI agent Beth Fields changed her name and moved far away to escape from her past. She was kidnapped and her best friend was killed in front of her but she had no memory of the attack. Sheriff Ian Kimball’s father was arrested for the crime but neither Ian nor Beth are fully convinced of his guilt.

When a storm hits Graveyard Falls and several bodies of teenage girls are discovered each dressed in white and holding a candle it is evident that a serial killer has been active for a very long time
Linda Strong
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Following an intense storm, dozens and dozens of skeletons rise to the surface. Some were buried many, many years ago. Each skeleton is dressed in white, holding a candle.

Sheriff Ian Kimball is determined to catch the perpetrator... especially as more young girls/women go missing.

FBI Agent Beth Fields has a secret. Her name was changed many years ago when she escaped being murdered by a long-standing killer. That man was Kimball's stepfather. She has no memory of the man who held her captive an
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FBI Agt Beth Fields has returned to her hometown. As a young girl she was kidnapped and held captive by a madman who murdered her friend but let her go. She cannot remember any of the details and she has changed her name and devoted her life to helping missing and exploited children. She spends her days looking over her shoulder sure that just around the next corner her kidnapper has returned for her. The bodies of young girls have been exposed by a bad storm and now one of those girls has been ...more
Melissa Borsey
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed this mystery right from the start. I really liked the main characters who were both going by aliases because of their past involvement with this current serial killer case. I liked that there were no shortage of suspects and the romance factor just enhanced the story for both characters. I had no idea that this was the 3rd book in a series, it was a really good stand alone story. I look forward to reading m ...more
TheBibliotheque ♡
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a pleasant surprise!

I requested this book on Netgalley during what I like to call my November requesting spree - ah, the good times. Suspense, thriller and mystery are not genres I usually read. Don't ask me why, I just don't feel the pull toward those types of stories. As you very well know, I often need a love story to keep me interested. So, why not trying a blend between thriller and romance; and see if suspense pulls at my chords once and for all?

Well, let me tell you, WIN WIN situatio
Michelle Lynn
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.

Uuuuuuuuugh, where do I start with this book?

I... wanted to like it. I feel like it had a lot of good things going for it. Unfortunately, it suffered from a few flaws. But a few, I mean quite a few. By quite a few, I mean, ok, a lot. I'm trying to be nice here.

Firstly, we are introduced to FAR too many characters throughout the book. The point of view switches too many times. First we have JJ, then Beth, who is JJ, then Ian, then Prissy
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sometimes this book felt more like 2.5 stars, others more like 3.5. Generally, the story itself was good; intriguing and fast-paced it kept me wondering about the killer and how it was going to end. However, the characters felt a bit detached, kind of faceless, with no distinctive personality traits (keep in mind I have not read the previous books of the series). I understand that the book is a romance book but the whole romantic aspect of it felt a bit unnecessary and forced, maybe even rushed. ...more
Linda Zagon
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for the Arc of "All the Dead Girls" by Rita Herron. I enjoyed the mystery/thriller and would highly recommend this!!Some of the characters were evil and twisted. I was on edge and constantly trying to guess who the killer was. There was Romance, FBI, law enforcement, testing for DNA, and modern forensic testing. There was religion sermons and talk of exorcisms. There were corpses of teenage girls in white gowns with candles uncovered, after a ...more
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
This is my first book to read by Rita Herron and I'll be looking for more books she's written! This is a book you'll have a hard time putting down. You'll just have to know who the real killer is. Is the same killer from fifteen years ago also responsible for the deaths of all the bodies that are unearthed after the tornado and heavy rains in Graveyard Falls.

The man that was found guilty for the abduction of young girls and their murders is innocent like he'd always claimed. His stepson Ian is
Dec 20, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book just wasn't for me. The plot is interesting enough but the characters just fell flat for me. The romantic relationship developing between the two leads seems somewhat random because neither one of the characters gets a lot of character development, even though they have potentially interesting back stories. None of the other characters have any personality traits and they tend to disappear for large parts of the narrative.
The murder case is interesting with some twists but nothing spe
Paula  Phillips

After reading all the bullymances lately, I find myself getting stuck in a rut so I like to read my mystery novels to pump up my excitement levels back up that way I can be excited about reading. All the Dead Girls start years back when two foster girls decided in order to protect themselves that they would run away from home. As they were traveling along the road, they were picked up by a truck. The girls trusted the people in the truck, however life wasn't going to be favorable to them. That n
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Actual rating - 3.5
Vikki Vaught
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Musings

What a fantastic thriller. Loved the plot and the characters. I normally read romance, but I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. Happy ☺reading 📚!
Susan Hampson
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It was one tragic event that changed two young peoples lives and moulded them into choosing their careers in law enforcement. One to get justice for her friend that she knew had been murdered and finally piece of mind for herself and the other to prove that his step father was innocent of that crime and had been sent to prison for it. Fifteen years later a tornado and subsequent floods uncovered a burial site of young girls, this would bring the unlikely couple together to investigate the case. ...more
Veracious Reads
All the Dead Girls is the first crime-mystery novel that I'm reading by Rita Herron.

I love murder-mysteries for the sole fact that I crave the thrills. When I dive into such plots, I want to read books that engage clever plots and twists which surprise/shock the hell out of me. It's not just my time that is getting invested in reading such books, but also my mind and my senses.

In all honesty, All the Dead Girls didn't work for me.

I kept finding inconsistencies in the plot, the structure of writi
Sandra R
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fabulous murder/mystery very well written and it kept me guessing. I didn't figure out who the killer was at all... 😎

As to the romance, well that was pretty underwhelming. I knew it would be though, as it was the same in the previous 2 books in this series. (They all stand alone). The H/h were together almost 100% of the book, but I didn't really feel too much of a romantic connection between them and there was one steamy'ish' scene near the end.

However, I read this for the mystery, not the rom
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
The romance in this book did not work for me at all. I could have looked past the fact that I guessed who the killer was the very first time they appeared in the book, but asking a girl you barely know, who you haven't seen in 15 years, to marry you after you slept with her once but haven't even taken her on a date? Sorry, but that soured the whole book for me. Still giving it two stars because despite the author's struggle with realistic/genuine romance and my guessing the killer pretty early, ...more
Adrian Lawrence
Not very memorable
I struggled with both this book and the previous two in the series on several levels. All three are essentially the same, following what appears the identical format: a killer, a sheriff, an emotionally damaged FBI agent and a whole bunch of implausibility. Throw in a never-ending cringey romance theme with gratuitous sex scenes and this is a trilogy I will soon forget.
Although a different pair of protagonists in each book, the characterisation is identical. After the first boo
Ashley Gillan
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every once in awhile, I'm in the mood for a good romantic suspense book. Filled with a twisted killer, a cheesy couple and a big reveal at the end. "All the Dead Girls," fits the bill perfectly.

This is the third in the Graveyard Falls series, but can certainly be read as a standalone.

The book follows Beth, formerly JJ, who was abducted as a teen, but doesn't remember any of it. Her guidance counselor was convicted of the crime, but she always questioned his guilt. Then, the long-buried bones of
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars!

An intense, captivating thriller that's a must read! This story pulled me in right from the start, and held tight through the end. I loved the unique storyline, interesting characters, mystery, intense situations, betrayal, suspense, and the surprise twists that kept the pages turning. This was a fantastic book, and a great addition to this series!

I would've liked to had seen more depth to the characters, and development of the romance between the main characters. At times it felt l
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this Kindle e-book through a Goodreads giveaway. I'll admit to being a bit wary at first when I noticed it wasn't just a mystery, but also romance. Ugh! As I started reading though, the characters kept drawing me in and the romance was minimal. (Thank goodness!) What really rocked it for me was the whodunit. There was one sex scene towards the end, again ugh! But, I survived it! In the end though, it turned out to be an excellent story. I'd be willing to read more of Ms. Herron's Graveyard ...more
Caroline Corpas-Neale

In the best tradition of who-done-it's, Rita Herron sets a plot that keeps you turning page after page. As you encounter the diverse characters in the story, you form your own conclusions and you will soon find yourself with a few possible suspects. As a reader, I don't usually make any effort to try and figure out who is the killer before the book tells me but the red herrings are so obviously there that it's very difficult not to make a mental list of suspects.

Through the book there is a sense
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A tornado uncovers a horrific burial ground in the town of Graveyard Falls. FBI agent Beth Fields is certain the killing of the teenage girls buried there has been going on for years. The body of each girl, dressed in a white gown and holding a candle, attests to death at the hands of a demented serial killer.

Both Beth and the town’s sheriff, Ian Kimball, have personal reasons for wanting to identify both the victims and the killer. But will their investigation cost them everything?

The implausi
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fifteen years ago, FBI agent Beth Fields escaped from a serial killer, although her friend that was abducted along with her was not so lucky. Unfortunately, Beth has no memory of the killer's face or the location where she was held. Small town Graveyard Falls, TN sheriff Ian Kimball's stepfather was accused of the crime, but Ian knows his stepfather was a good man, and could never have committed those crimes. Beth's and Ian's paths cross once again when a graveyard of bones literally floats to t ...more
Literati Literature Lovers
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Best of Series

This is by far the most intriguing of the Graveyard Fall books. It is a taunt thriller where I as the reader was engaged in the story until the very end. The book has enough believable suspects as Agent Beth Fields and Sheriff Ian Kimball try to find the killer who has been murdering young girls. Beth is in fact a victim’s that the killer let go.

The book was evenly written, with just the right amount of romance. With this book the female heroine is so much stronger than the previ
Oct 31, 2019 rated it did not like it

## Yikes. So many things wrong with this book. First of all, how on Earth this heroine could pass any of the FBI standards is beyond me. Constantly crying and becoming dizzy and sick during flashbacks. Stories like this give professional women a bad name. She knows a killer is targeting her yet she goes for a run alone in the woods wearing ear buds? Really? The hero wasn't quite as bad although he was a tad wishy washy. He couldn't make up his mind about the heroine. Was he mad at her? B
Cat Jenkins
Quite enjoyed the first half of the book despite it's being formulaic and predictable. But then, it's as though the author became desperate. It felt as though a lot of different people had input and none of it coalesced very well. The book was striving to be a romance as well as a thriller/murder mystery, but the characters and coincidences made me think of a mediocre episode of Criminal Minds or NCIS. And come to think of it, there WAS an episode a few years ago of Criminal Minds that dealt wit ...more
Diane Peterson
A very solid romantic suspense story. Teenage foster child JJ is found after being kidnapped. She has no memory of the traumatic events. Fast forward a number of years. JJ has reinvented herself as Beth Fields and is now an FBI agent. When a flood causes bodies of young girls to surface in Graveyard Falls Beth returns to her hometown and the earlier events come back to life. She also reconnects with a teenage attraction -- the sheriff of Graveyard Falls.

There was plenty of intrigue, several beli
Nikki Kitchen
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so good. It kept me guessing until the end. The murder is usually someone you don't suspect but I couldn't think of anyone. The author did a really good job. The one thing that I didn't care for was the sex scene, thought it wasn't extremely descriptive and the story doesn't focus on it. There is also some language that I didn't care for. The author does a great job building tension between the characters. I'm going to read the rest of the books in this series.

I won this book in a
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USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
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