Are you afraid of the dark? Well, if you’re not, you might be after reading Briar Glen by Andrea Krug. This thrilling novel will have you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails down to stubs. Trust me, I know from experience.
The story takes place in the small, picturesque town of Briar Glen, which is plagued by a dark history of murders that occur every seven years, but the most recent killings are different from the last ones. Agent Blake Wilder, a young and brilliant FBI agent, is called to investigate the murders in Briar Glen. But, as she spends more time in the town, she realizes that this place is not what it seems.
The book opens with a chilling prologue that sets the tone for the rest of the story. It’s the retelling of a murder that took place years ago, and it’s not a pretty picture. The details are gruesome, and it’s the first indication that this book is not for the faint of heart.
The character of Blake Wilder is an interesting one. She has a dark past, having witnessed the murder of her parents as a child and the kidnapping of her younger sister. She’s determined to find her sister and solve her parents’ murder, and her work with the FBI is a means to that end. Blake is smart, tough, and resourceful, but she’s also haunted by her past. Her grit and determination to solve the case make her a likable protagonist.
The supporting characters are well fleshed-out, and their relationships with each other add depth to the story. There’s the local sheriff, Ron, who’s torn between his duty to his town and his need to get to the bottom of the murders. There are also the townspeople, who are suspicious of outsiders and have secrets to hide.
The plot twist towards the end of the book is a real shocker, and it will leave you reeling. I won’t spoil it for you, but trust me, it’s a doozy. The ending of the book is satisfying but also leaves room for a sequel, which is always a plus.
Krug’s writing style is easy to read, and she has a knack for building suspense. The book is a page-turner, and once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. The descriptions are vivid, and you can practically feel the chill of the sea breeze and see the dark shadows in the alleys.
In conclusion, Briar Glen is a fantastic debut novel from Andrea Krug. It’s a spine-tingling read that will have you questioning your own sanity at times. The characters are well-drawn, and the plot is well-paced. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery or thriller. Just be sure to read it with the lights on!
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