Friday, July 28, 2017

Edge of the Sawtooth (Rick Morrand Mysteries) by Peter J. Ryan

Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published May 28th 2017 by Blackhawk Press

She’d been taking her meds. She’d kicked her drug abuse. And she loved her new job at Yellowstone National Park. Life was looking up... 

Her father, Rick Morrand—local attorney—is hopeful that Chloe is finally on the right track. But on the morning she fails to show up at his house to pick up her nine-year-old daughter, Abby, alarms ring in his head. 

His greatest fear becomes reality when Chloe’s body is found at the base of the Sawtooth in Montana’s rugged backcountry. Authorities assume suicide— for good reason. But Rick doesn’t buy it. 

For good reason. 

First, former law partner Reiff Metcalf arrives in town to warn Rick about a disgruntled client headed to Montana in search of revenge. Then there’s Draper Townsend, fresh out of prison and eager to settle an old score. Rick also sets his sights on Chloe’s meth-head ex-boyfriend, Chase Rettick, who violently argued with her the day before she disappeared. And he can’t rule out Chloe’s supervisor at Yellowstone, who clearly was more than just her boss. 

Local sheriff Caleb Tidwell brushes off Rick’s concerns, but as events unfold in a dark and menacing manner, Rick is certain Chloe was murdered. And it seems as if the murderer is now after him …. 

Set in the spectacular backdrop of rural Montana, Edge of the Sawtooth takes us on a gripping journey through the torment of mental illness and addiction, the trials of parenthood, and the anguish of broken relationships and personal loss.
Suspense abounds in this entertaining mystery, which is filled with engaging characters and unexpected twists. Clear your schedule when you read this thriller – once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down. 

My Thoughts…

Edge of the Sawtooth is am wonderful murder mystery.   I was pulled in by the time I finished the first page and couldn’t put the book down until I finished the last page.     The twists and turns kept me turning page after page needing to find out who killed Chloe. 

I found that I kept changing my mind as to who had killed Chloe, the clues were there, the path was followable but I just kept changing my mind.   I wanted to be wrong about whom I thought did it and I was wrong so many times.    By the end I had a good idea and am proud to say that I had figured it out.  

The twist of the protesters was interesting.   I could not figure out what that really had to do with a murder.   I kept wondering if it was just a distraction or if it would tie in somehow.    I liked that the news reporter had a tie to the small town that also provided an interesting twist.  

Peter J. Ryan wrote an amazing murder mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.   I loved every twist and turn.   I definitely recommend picking up your own copy. 

Thank you Penny C. Sansevieri at author Marketing Experts, Inc. for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  

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