If Walls Could Scream

If Walls Could Scream

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by Laura Burke
     
 

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Sweeping apple orchards and dogwood trees line the rich mountain farmland of rural North Carolina. As winter comes and snow covers the ground, the trees lose their leaves and their bare limbs stretch toward the sky.

But behind this pretty scene, something else is being lost and covered by the winter snows. One after another, several young high school girls go

Overview

Sweeping apple orchards and dogwood trees line the rich mountain farmland of rural North Carolina. As winter comes and snow covers the ground, the trees lose their leaves and their bare limbs stretch toward the sky.

But behind this pretty scene, something else is being lost and covered by the winter snows. One after another, several young high school girls go missing during apple picking season. This peaceful Carolina town appears to have a serial killer on the loose.

The race is on to find the killer before more girls disappear, but local police are stymied. A terrible snow storm hampers the search, as the FBI is called in to help. It's discovered that the killings actually started in Arkansas, and then crept eastward to North Carolina, and finally to Georgia.

This murder mystery starts out as quietly as the small speck on the map of its Southern town, and blossoms into a far-reaching nightmare. If Walls Could Scream will grab you before you even know you're caught.

Laura Burke has always loved murder mysteries. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is writing several other books.

Publisher's Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609117092
Publisher:
Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Burke has always loved murder mysteries. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is writing several other books.

Publisher’s Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/IfWallsCouldScream.html

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If Walls Could Scream 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found it to be an excellant murder mystery. Kept me guessing up to the end! Couldn't put it down! Recommend to everyone who likes Mysteries. Can't wait until she has another book out. I would recommend this highly to any murder mystery fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line but needs editing and too many exclamation points. Also some added details to the locations, characters and actions would have made for a richer story.
ee052496 More than 1 year ago
This literary offering by Laura Burke does not disappoint if you're looking for something to keep you on the "edge of your reading seat"! I found it to be very well written and full of characters that were much more on the believable side than not. Definitely make me want to investigate and see what else has been written by this author. Thanks Laura!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 200 page, free book was well edited. It was very interesting and it kept me guessing. The FBI really came across as haughty jerks in this novel. It was almost funny. There is some cursing, no sex, religion or romance. There is violence and murder by a serial killer of 16-17 year old girls. I enjoyed this book. My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is about details, this book needed more descriptions of the people, the town, the area the story is set in and what the commerce and activities are. It is one thing to say there are fifty acres of apple trees ready to picked and quite another to say, The fifty acres of winesap apples shone brightly in the early morning sun, glistening with dew, giving of a heady aroma, sweetening the crisp fall air. The pinks, red and yellows of the fruit indicating the seasons had came full cycle and the apples were ready to be picked and savored once more. Details add interest. There may be a cold day with a foot of snow and ice, but what does it smell, feel, sound and taste like? I would like to experience what the author saw in her mind as she wrote this story. Otherwise it was almost perfect. This book was an excellant mystery. I think 16 years could read this book and understand ways to be safer. For men and women. AD
SavannahMae More than 1 year ago
I really thought this was a great book! I love a good mystery and a little murder! Cover was really attractive to me and the writing was smooth! AWESOME read!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Homer lives alone on a farm outside Hendersonville, North Carolina. He is delighted when Jeremiah Perry comes to him looking for work. Jeremiah is a good worker and even helps Homer renovate his farmhouse, but sometimes Jeremiah drives away in his truck for several days at a time and always returns to Homer's farm. Then young college age girls begin disappearing on the fifteenth and thirtieth of each month that autumn, the very days when Jeremiah goes off in his truck. The local law officer, Sheriff Coles, is concerned by this coincidence and when Jeremiah finds one of the missing girls, Lisa Patterson, badly hurt and freezing in Homer's barn, the investigation begins seriously for one of the girls has been found dead by the local train tracks. Is Jeremiah the perpetrator of these crimes and will the other girls be found? Author Laura Burke has created a good murder mystery novel. Her characters are believable although mentioning frequently a character's last name and their special part in the plot would be helpful. Federal law enforcement officials will be upset at being portrayed as not totally effective in the search for the missing girls. Hints about the actual murderer of the girls could be sprinkled throughout the story rather than just introducing him at the end. Otherwise, Laura Burke has a good book to his credit.