River Bodies (Northampton County #1) by Karen Katchur

River Bodies (Northampton County #1)

In this dark, gripping mystery, a brutal murder unearths old secrets that should have stayed buried.A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a twenty-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing.The past meets the present when Becca Kin...


Details River Bodies (Northampton County #1)

TitleRiver Bodies (Northampton County #1)
Author
Release DateNov 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews River Bodies (Northampton County #1)

  • James
    1970-01-01
    I received River Bodies, a new novel written by Karen Katchur coming out in fall 2018, through NetGalley. Besides having a gorgeous cover and an interesting title, the premise was intriguing enough for me to say yes when the publisher offered it. I'm glad I did as it had a wonderful balance of mystery and good old-fashioned storytelling.The book is told from the perspective of several different characters across a county on the Pennsylvania and N...
  • Dee Arr
    1970-01-01
    Listed as a thriller, “River Bodies” beckoned with all the usual temptations the genre offers. I hoped that author Karen Katchur would deliver more than the same tired clichés that normally accompany a book about returning to the old home town during a murder investigation.It wasn’t the writing style that caused me to lose connection with the book. Ms. Katchur delivers in this area, serving up a prose that describes as well as illuminates,...
  • emmabbooks
    1970-01-01
    Murdery mystery in Northampton County (US)When Becca was a child a murdered man was found in her local river. Now, years later, she is back in her hometown and thinks she has seen something suspicious. Could it be linked to the murder that has just been committed, and is that linked to the murder of years ago? Becca doesn't trust her boyfriend, so visits her dying estranged father to give herself a chance to think. Whilst out in the local woods B...
  • Bethany Clark
    1970-01-01
    Wow, this book pulled me in from the first chapter through to the end.It's a story that brings together both the past and the present with two dead bodies and one killing style that can't be forgotten.A town that is known to live peacefully (as much as you can) with a gang. The Scion's take care of the people and the people stay hush about their business until one day when a young woman returned to town to say goodbye to her ailing father, the re...
  • Nita
    1970-01-01
    The club. The power and control that a certain few have over a small town spreads an insidious evil over the years. What small Becca saw as a child leaves an impact of trauma on her and her relationship with her father. This story is edgy, creepy and emotional as Becca weaves through memories and the discovery of a new River Body. A must read thriller!
  • Hannah Mary McKinnon
    1970-01-01
    RIVER BODIES is a dark, fast-paced, and gripping suspense with characters you won’t forget. It’s filled with old family secrets designed to protect but that instead pull everyone apart. A must read!
  • Carol Boyer
    1970-01-01
    The complexities of relationships and the paradox between Good and Evil, are striking in this gripping thriller. I was holding my breath, shedding tears, and deeply engrossed till the very last sentence as Karen Katchur's richly developed characters lept off the pages with fear and compassion. Long ago hidden secrets were between the alternating chapters of young Becca and the present, layered with the forboding words of her father as she struggl...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    1970-01-01
    Started slow, but this was good. RTC
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    This was my pick for my free Amazon Prime 'first reads' (or whatever they call it) for October. Not a great set of choices this month - especially with 1/3 of the books being for children. Geographically speaking, Becca hasn’t strayed far from her childhood home, living just 15 minutes away on the other side of the river. Emotionally and familiarly though she’s a million miles away. It takes catching her long term boyfriend cheating with othe...
  • Gretchen
    1970-01-01
    This story was a slow burn, moving back and forth from twenty years in the past to the present of Becca's life. It's the story of two murders twenty years apart. It's not so much a whodunnit, because you are told that. It's more of a how does it affect others, instead. The current murder brings up long hidden memories from Becca's past as her father, the former police chief, lies dying. As the story plays out, Becca's life changes drastically. Th...
  • Gretchen
    1970-01-01
    This story was a slow burn, moving back and forth from twenty years in the past to the present of Becca's life. It's the story of two murders twenty years apart. It's not so much a whodunnit, because you are told that. It's more of a how does it affect others, instead. The current murder brings up long hidden memories from Becca's past as her father, the former police chief, lies dying. As the story plays out, Becca's life changes drastically. Th...
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    1970-01-01
    This was a quick read, short chapters, but nothing really stood out to me. The writing was fine, but there was very little emotional depth to the characters, particularly Becca.When I read the blurb, nothing was mentioned about a motorcycle gang, and that was the main focus of the book! Near the beginning, you find out who the killer is, but although it's stated several times the killing "was personal", it's never explained much further than that...
  • Zinaida
    1970-01-01
    This was the "Thriller" selection for Amazon's October First Reads books. I'm not quite sure when the thrill was supposed to set in. This book is about a motorcycle gang, the daughter of a police chief, corruption, murders and yet it was predictable and a bit boring. There was no mystery as to who committed the murders and the characters were bland. The plot had promise, as all plots with repressed memories do but this one fell short.
  • Jeanette Windhorst
    1970-01-01
    Liked it!!Excellent book! Dealing with the death of a loved one dying from a debilitating illness, comng to terms with the past, a strange relationship across a river, dealing with a double-crossing boyfriend, reviving an old relationship , and a murder mystery!! Well written, and kept my attention very well!
  • Suze
    1970-01-01
    River BodiesI really enjoyed this Kindle First Read for October, it has a little bit of everything- a suspense mystery with a little romance. My main reason for enjoying books is liking the characters, especially Becca and Parker and to a lesser extent Matt, Jackie, Clint and even John. This was a very entertaining read.
  • SidheThinks
    1970-01-01
    A quick, light read. I enjoyed it but I would not call it a thriller (as it was listed). The mystery from the past was enough to keep me interested. This is really more of a story about complicated relationships with a side of murder mystery.
  • JenLynette
    1970-01-01
    River Bodies is a fast paced thrilling book going from past to present. Filled with family secrets that could destroy instead of pulling families together. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and hoping that a book #2 is in the works!
  • bill day
    1970-01-01
    MemoriesWe all have memories of childhood. Some are warm and comfortable. Some are twisted and hurtful. The author blends these all together to create a great reading experience.
  • Alysse Dale
    1970-01-01
    The book was a quick easy read, but there were so many plot holes that I got to be painful. I was disappointed at the underdevelopment of characters and motives.
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    October freebie. Glad I didn’t pay for it. Weak storyline, boring characters, poor writing.
  • Catherine Green
    1970-01-01
    Great ReadI got this book 12 hours ago. It was really hard to put down. Loved the plot. Book flowed easily.
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    Lots of unwinding threads to search. Good thoughts on grief and family connections. Very well written with all characters well rounded out.