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In Bitter Chill

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Staff Review: "In Bitter Chill" by Sarah Ward


Two girls disappear in a small English countryside town in 1978. One of them walks out of the woods alive, while the other is never found. Over thirty years later, the mother of the still missing girl commits suicide. Days later, another body is found. For present day detectives and Rachel, the girl who survived the day she still has no memory of, the present day murders are bringing to light questions that have never been answered and the 1978 case is looked at with fresh eyes. At some points in this novel I was a tad confused because a few of the characters weren't as well developed as I would have liked, and I think it made them slightly less memorable than they could of been. But, overall, this was a quick read with a great setting I enjoyed sinking into. I really wanted to keep reading to know how all the murders were connected and what happened in 1978, and I was not disappointed. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this author.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, mystery

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