Keepers of the Cave

Keepers of the Cave

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by Gerri Hill
     
 

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While the investigations go on in Dallas and Baton Rouge after the disappearance of a senator’s daughter, FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to the sleepy backwoods of East Texas. Random disappearances dating back fifty years and more raise red flags that point to the tiny, isolated community of Hoganville, where CJ and Paige go undercover

Overview


While the investigations go on in Dallas and Baton Rouge after the disappearance of a senator’s daughter, FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to the sleepy backwoods of East Texas. Random disappearances dating back fifty years and more raise red flags that point to the tiny, isolated community of Hoganville, where CJ and Paige go undercover at an all-girls school. Feeling the assignment is nothing more than a dead-end, they integrate themselves into the lives of the teachers and staff, more concerned with getting past the one-night stand they shared six months earlier than actually thinking Hoganville was somehow connected to the disappearances. But soon, the odd behavior of the townspeople has them convinced something sinister lurks there. Something, perhaps, that even the residents of Hoganville don’t know about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594933011
Publisher:
Bella Books
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
242,488
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Gerri Hill lives in East Texas, deep in the pines, with her partner, Diane. They share their log cabin and adjoining five acres with two Australia Shepherds, Casey and Cooper, and a handful of furry felines. Her books include Hunter’s Way, Behind the Pine Curtain, and No Strings to name a few. For more, visit Gerri’s website at gerrihill.com.

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Keepers of the Cave 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Sometimes an author steps out of the box and writes a book that is different from her others. This can be stimulating to creativity, but fans of the author may not appreciate what she does. They’ve come to expect a certain type of book and they find something else disconcerting. Different isn’t always bad though. When a senator’s daughter disappears near Hoganville, Texas, FBI agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are assigned to go undercover to see if there is any connection between that case and others going back over fifty years. CJ and Paige go to work at a correctional school near the town on what appears at first to be a useless mission. It takes on a new dimension when they realize that the people in the town are just plain creepy. They appear to be dominated in a cultish manner by the matriarch of the town, Mother Hogan, who is determined to block whatever the agents are trying to do. As they poke around and make friends with a townswoman who teaches at the school, two things develop. A sense of foreboding develops about the case and the women have to deal with a growing attraction between them. Eventually they find themselves in a death race against an element that is the key to everything. This may be one of the best books Gerri Hill has written. It tells a fully comprehendible, if bizarre, story while making the readers think at the same time. The characters are fully drawn and complex. The secondary characters are the ones that provide the real meat of the book. Mother Hogan, as despicable as she is, is also fascinating as a study in extremism and of someone who will do whatever is necessary to achieve her ends. The complete obedience shown to her by the rest of the town sets the unique atmosphere of the book. CJ and Paige provide the romance in the book and the introduction to Hoganville, but they are pretty standard characters. They are obviously there to satisfy Hill’s romance readers. It’s the rest of the book that is an unusual type of story for Hill, which is probably why some of her usual readers have reacted poorly to it. The writing in Keepers of the Cave is tight and well-paced. There is a supernatural aspect to the story that could be expanded or at least better explained, but this is a page turner. The story stays interesting from beginning to end and a reader can’t ask for much better than that. If you’re looking for a regular Gerri Hill romance, this isn’t it. Hill may be trying her hand at something new. If that’s true, she should be encouraged. Any writer should be applauded for expanding her abilities, especially if she does a good job of it. In this case, Hill did. Give Keepers of the Cave a chance. If you approach it knowing what to expect, you shouldn’t be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading her books. This one was different and still held my interest. The characters drew me in and left me wanting more. Please keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this author. Nice to see you are willing to branch out yet stay true to your fans. Story was different but the relationships kept evolving which kept my interest. Keeping them coming& I'll keep coming back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Ms. Hill's best novels. Off to get sequel. Loved the characters, storyline, pace. Can't get better than this. Excellent and highly recommended.
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Jetree More than 1 year ago
The chemistry between CJ and Paige was well worth a second and third read through. I loved it!
Zippy-z More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it is slightly different than most of her books, but the story line keeps you going, I could not put down.
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I loved the charcters but the monster threw me. Too sci fi. I do love this author though. This is first book i didnt love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Thank you to the publishers for making it a nook book. I love Gerri's writing, she is my favorite author. All i can say is, keep them coming Gerri. Bella El Paso, TX 2012
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in he jumps on a bed where cloud was he looks at him and sighs i cant save him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods* ((nite))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why not?