Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book What We Bury by bestselling author Carolyn Arnold to review. I’ve now read quite a few of Carolyn’s books so I’m getting quite familiar with her lead characters. I was therefore very much looking forward to getting reacquainted with Detective Madison Knight for the third time. To find out more about the author you may visit her website.
Here is the book blurb.
She’s dying, and she knows it. If only she can stay alive long enough to leave one last message. As the rain beats against the metal roof, she uses her blood-soaked fingertip to scrawl on the floorboards… The letters GB.
Detective Madison Knight has been house hunting, but a call from her real estate agent has nothing to do with finding the perfect property. She’s found a woman’s body, stabbed multiple times. Madison arrives on scene and is presented with an unknown Jane Doe and two letters written in blood. There’s no murder weapon, and it seems Doe was attacked somewhere else.
As Madison works to find justice for the victim, Madison’s own life is put at risk. What she comes to discover is some people will go to extreme lengths to protect their secrets—even as far as murder. But will learning that lesson come too late for her?
This is book 10 in the Detective Madison Knight series but works fine as a stand-alone read. Although having also read books 8 and 9 in this series, I’m enjoying seeing how we follow Madison’s life along from book to book too.
The story starts with the discovery of a dead body, who has managed to write the initials GB with her blood before she died. Is it a clue to the identity of her killer? But with no identification on her, at this stage she is Jane Doe and it looks like she managed to stumble some distance before collapsing and dying. This could prove a difficult case to crack for Detective Madison Knight and colleagues.
But in true detective style, Maddy finds those clues. Meanwhile Maddy is also moonlighting on her own personal crusade against the local mafia and corrupt cops, as a sub-plot develops within the story.
As things progress, tension builds. Plenty of twists and turns in this page turner.
I also loved how the author squeezed her own name into the story. Such a nice little touch.
What We Bury is newly published today and available on Amazon. Once again a gripping story from a best-selling author who makes juggling multiple series seem easy. It reminded me that I still want to go back and read books 1-7 in the Detective Madison Knight series.
Here are the links to my reviews of other books by Carolyn Arnold.
The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh
On the Count of Three
Shades of Justice
Exercise is Murder
The Legend of Gasparilla and his Treasure