Saturday, February 25, 2023

BLOG TOUR - Their Resting Place


Out in the field the tall stalks sway in the breeze, hiding a girl lying on the ground as if asleep. But she doesn’t stir when rain falls from the gray sky and lands on her soft cheeks. Her beautiful dark eyes stare up, unseeing, as her blood mingles with the rich brown earth.

When a member of Detective Casey White’s team turns up at her door begging for help, Casey races to find the broken body of twenty-year-old Charlie Robson abandoned in a sunflower field. Yellow petals and broken stalks scatter the ground—and Casey immediately recognizes the red markings all over Charlie’s body as arrow wounds. Heartbroken, Casey vows to find the monster who would hunt Charlie down like this.

Interviewing Charlie’s distraught mother, Casey’s blood turns to ice when she learns about a tight knit group of Charlie’s best friends who once called themselves The Sunflower Girls. They met in archery club and have drifted apart since high school. Casey knows the killer is sending a message with arrows… could the other girls be next?

But as Casey instructs her colleagues to track down the five remaining friends, another girl’s body is found, shot with arrows in her own home. Clutched in her hand is a broken sunflower petal. Turning the house upside down Casey finds a bone-chilling, one-word note: Guilty.

Someone is picking off The Sunflower Girls one by one. But why? Interviewing the four remaining girls, Casey is certain they are hiding a dark secret that stretches back to their school days. Trusting no-one, Casey will have to risk everything to track down a deadly killer… but with her own team keeping secrets too, could the real danger be much closer to home?

An unbelievably twisty rollercoaster ride that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Kendra Elliot and Lisa Regan totally hooked until the last explosive page!

Title:   Their Resting Place
Author:  B. R. Spangler
Series:  Detective Casey White #8
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  257
Date of Publication:   February 21, 2023
My Rating:   5 Stars

Detective Casey White and her fiancĂ© Jericho are about a week away from leaving the Outer Banks to follow her daughter Tracy as she is moving out of town. It was not an easy decision but Casey has just found Tracy and longs to remain near her. While preparations are underway, one of their colleagues shows up at their home completely devastated. His niece has been murdered and he asks Casey to step in and to try and find the killer. Of course Casey will do anything and Jericho feels the same. 

Several years earlier, a young team of archery players had come up with a name for themselves, The Sunflower Girls. As the victim Casey and her team are desperate to find justice for was found in a sunflower field, Casey soon learns a possible reason. Sadly, when the girls were very young, their coach took advantage of them. Now, Casey has to understand why a brutal murder would take place that apparently connects back to that tragic time for the girls. 

Sadly, there is another victim, also connected to the case they are investigating, with the murders being very similar. There is another connection to both cases and it does not take Casey long to discover that it’s all goes back the abuse that the girls underwent at the hands of their coach. Could he now be exacting revenge on the girls that turned him in and testified against him? Or is something else at play? With their impending move weighing down on them, Casey stays laser focused in her attempts to identify and stop the killer. 

Although this eighth book in the compelling Detective Casey White series could be read as a stand-alone, there is a lot of back story about Casey, Jericho and Tracy that the reader would miss if this series is read out of order. I do love how B. R. Spangler gives details that will allow the reader to easily read this book on its own, but if you want a good, well-written book that follows the lives of these dedicated characters, reading the previous titles will definitely be time well spent and enjoyed. Having picked up this fabulous series from Book Two, I am fully invested and cannot wait for the ninth book in a series that has become one of my favorites. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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B.R. Spangler is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Crime Thrillers.

A resident of Virginia with a wonderful family, including five cats, two birds and a lizard. During the day, the hours are filled with engineering work. Off hours, time is spent writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.

With too many stories to write, books are split across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.

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