For six years, a serial killer has plagued Lowder County, taunting law enforcement and terrifying the population. All of the victims share a dark secret that dies with them. No one survives... Not until seventeen-year-old Gee.
Drugged and wounded, Georgia escapes painting a bloody trail in the snow behind her. In the process of dragging herself to safety, she’s able to save the life of a second teenage victim, Josie. But the first survivors of the maniacal murderer leave detectives with more questions than answers.
Gee’s memory blocks may hold the key to stopping a killer who has taken the lives of 12 people. As all parties struggle to find the missing pieces, the killer’s timeline is escalating and he’s straying from his pattern. Can the two victims team up with a local detective to stop the Catoctin Creek killer’s deadly spree? Or won’t they be as lucky the second time around?
“A taut game of cat and mouse played on a razor’s edge. One where you’re never sure who is the cat and who is the mouse. Lime Kiln Road comes at you like that car in your rearview mirror that’s been following you for too long, the one that keeps inching closer until it’s riding your bumper and there’s no escape.”
USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
of The Short Drop, Poisonfeather, and Cold Harbor
Note: This novel contains frank narrative and dialog concerning sexual abuse, child abuse, rape, and serial brutality. Though not gratuitous, some content may be upsetting to sensitive readers.
Lime Kiln Road
Not all books that I buy on Bookbub are well-written, but this one was. It’s clearly not a first book either, which is good.
One of the things I appreciated about the book was the author’s inclusion at the beginning of each chapter the date, time, and how far from the last incident it begins. Sometimes timing can be confusing and readers may need to go back to see where the book is in time and place. I didn’t need to do that in Lime Kiln Road and it made reading it go more smoothly. Less confusion. Thanks to Mr. Shelton. I look forward to reading more of his books.
Lime kiln road
Will not be a killjoy but fantastic twisted ending and story. As I read the last word, I found that I was holding my breath and took in a lungful of air.