A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel by Jennifer Greer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A Desperate Place is a compelling page turner that from the first scene will hook the reader and not let them go. Set in Southern Oregon, the author captures the sense of place in a small city surrounded by beauty but plagued by secrets.

I commend Ms. Greer for the time and dedication she obviously invested in criminal procedure and medical diagnosis. She tackles what can be a controversial issue with honesty and grit. Never preaching or taking a stand, but making the reader stop and consider.

Both McKenna and Rigs are strong women with fortitude and sympathy. These women face trials with courage as they try to move on with their lives and find some sense of normal after tragedy.

Ms. Greer’s characters are engaging. Even the villain is evil with a motive and a cause. There are no cardboard single dimension characters in this story. Just when you think the evil is over and the bad guy is caught, Ms. Greer sends you a surprise. You’ll be cringing and holding your breath to the end.
I was provided a copy of this book from Net Galley and Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review.



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