All the Dead Girls
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...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The murder case is interesting with some twists but nothing spe ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
## 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 ...more
There was plenty of intrigue, several beli ...more
I won this book in a ...more
With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy and YA novels, bu ...more