THINK POSITIVE! HUGS!
J.A. Jance has written an admirable book covering several social problems. You have the feelings of several parties as the sheriff’s deputies, the victim, and the villain. It handles memories, maternity, cold cases, serial killers, kidnapping, religion, the inability of letting go, results of the actions of one person to others and the relatives of a victim.
Joanna’s life has changed recently, she wins the election, and her daughter, Sage is born. A human skull is brought to the sheriff’s department and a large congregation of sheriff’s officers heads for the remote area where the skull was found. Joanna is on maternity leave and she is reading her father’s diaries. At Canyon, the officers find a decaying body of a person. This began a major investigation of bones found in the canyon. Cadaver dogs are brought to the area to locate more bodies. At the same time, we follow the actions of a victim and killer. The department is looking for answers. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
Disclosure: Many thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for a review copy. The opinions are my own.