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Hope's Peak
     

Hope's Peak

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by Tony Healey
 

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Beyond the shores of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches. He’ll make her a princess like the others…

Detective Jane Harper can’t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field—eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco,

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Beyond the shores of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches. He’ll make her a princess like the others…

Detective Jane Harper can’t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field—eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here. Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that’s easier said than done. The police department is in the grips of a wide-reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends. Until they meet Ida Lane.

Ida knows too well the evil that lurks in the cornfields. Tortured by her mother’s murder years before, Ida is paralyzed by the fear that she could be next. As the killer grows bolder, Jane must persuade Ida to use her remarkable gifts to help in the investigation. It’s a decision that brings them closer to the killer…maybe too close.

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Publishers Weekly
10/24/2016
In this solid series launch from Healey, best known for his Far from Home SF series, Det. Jane Harper, of Hope’s Peak, N.C., and her police colleagues struggle to find and stop the man who has raped and killed two young women. A witness says he was wearing a white bag over his head evocative of the KKK. Harper’s boss, Captain Morelli, gives Harper an old file of a similar case investigated by now retired detective Lloyd Claymore. Claymore tells Harper that there were many more such killings years ago, which were covered up by the powerful people who ran Hope’s Peak. He points her in the direction of Ida Lane, whose mother was a victim in 1985. Reclusive Ida possesses a paranormal ability to sense another’s thoughts when touching them, and she and a skeptical Harper make an odd team as an increasingly reckless killer continues to strike. Healey breaks no new ground, but he plows a fertile field in this blend of detection and the supernatural. Agent: Sharon Pelletier, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781503940956
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2017
Series:
Harper and Lane Series
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
890,384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Healey is the bestselling author of the Far From Home series. He has written alongside such award-winning authors as Alan Dean Foster and Harlan Ellison. Tony is currently working on book two of his Harper & Lane series, of which Hope’s Peak is the first installment. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Sussex, England.

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Hope's Peak 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
booklover- 5 months ago
Hope's Peak is a small North Carolina town.... too small to have a serial killer, but this one has gone undetected for years.... until recently. Pairing up with Detective Stu Raley, Detective Jane Harper learns that small towns sometimes have the darkest secrets. Young black girls go missing, only their bodies show up days later, brutally beaten and raped, strangled and left to be found with a crown of twigs. They are left with DNA, but unless they can find a suspect to compare it to, they are facing a lot of dead ends. Their investigation leads them to a scandal that could conceivably turn the police department inside out and upside down. This killer has been at his craft for many years ... and the town powers that be turned a blind eye. Going back to the very beginning, Jane and Stu find the daughter of the very first victim, 30 years ago. What they find astounds them! This book started out as "just another serial killer". I was not expecting the bumps in the road, the feeling of being on a roller coaster, the twists and turns that the author has so cleverly crafted. I enjoyed the little bit of paranormal ... came as a surprise, but added a lot of substance to the book. WARNING: There are graphic scenes of rape, violence. There are also explicit moments of intimacy between Jane and Stu. The ending is satisfactory but there is a bit of cliffhanger and I'm hoping the next book, STORM'S EDGE, will address what happens 'after'. I wish to thank the author / Thomas & Mercer / Netgalley who provided a digital copy. The opinion expressed here is unbiased and entirely my own.