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Publisher Description

Dennis Lehane meets Megan Miranda in this “dark beauty of a novel” (William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author) about the first female sheriff in rural Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, as she searches for a missing girl, battles local drug dealers, and seeks the truth about the death of her parents twenty years ago—all as a winter storm rages in her embattled community.

Fifteen years ago, Heidi White’s parents were shot to death on their Bad Axe County farm. The police declared it a murder-suicide and closed the case. But that night, Heidi found the one clue she knew could lead to the truth—if only the investigators would listen.

Now Heidi White is Heidi Kick, wife of local baseball legend Harley Kick and mother of three small children. She’s also the interim sheriff in Bad Axe. Half the county wants Heidi elected but the other half will do anything to keep her out of law enforcement. And as a deadly ice storm makes it way to Bad Axe, tensions rise and long-buried secrets climb to the surface.

As freezing rain washes out roads and rivers flood their banks, Heidi finds herself on the trail of a missing teenaged girl. Clues lead her down twisted paths to backwoods stag parties, derelict dairy farms, and the local salvage yard—where the body of a different teenage girl has been carefully hidden for a decade.

As the storm rages on, Heidi realizes that someone is planting clues for her to find, leading her to some unpleasant truths that point to the local baseball team and a legendary game her husband pitched years ago. With a murder to solve, a missing girl to save, and a monster to bring to justice, Heidi is on the cusp of shaking her community to its core—and finding out what really happened the night her parents died.

With “striking prose, engaging characters, and a searing story of crimes rooted in the heartland,” Bad Axe County is a “darkly irresistible thriller” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that you won’t be able to put down.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
July 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Gardenlady59 ,

A good second novel, looking forward to more

The first Sheriff Kick story as excellent. This “sophomore” novel isn’t as good, but shows great potential for expanding her character - and that of her fantastic dispatcher, Denise. The next novel will determine whether or note the author concentrates on story line, dialogue, and believable scene setting... and leaves the not-so-subtle (and frankly, uninteresting) subplots about secondary characters like Opie to fade away.

Minerva's Daughter ,

Annoyed

I am really tired Of books where the heroine who is supposedly an experience deputy sheriff does nothing but act stupid and make stupid decisions. This book just Completely annoyed me. For one I would like to see a woman making good decisions instead of idiot moves that no one in their right mind would do.

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