Terror has come to this small town in Prairie County, Montana...
A sinister killer is on the loose. A serial killer who feeds off of young women's fear...and leaves a most unusual calling card.
Police Chief Nathan Sommers is on the hunt, but every road leads to a dead end.
Nathan is battling his own demons as he tries to cope with the tragic death of his wife. He feels her dying was a direct result of his actions and is consumed with guilt.
His personal life becomes more complicated when he meets Katie, the pretty new owner of the bakery. Nathan slowly builds a relationship with her, but still struggles with Jenny's death.
As he draws nearer to the killer, everything in his life suddenly comes undone. He is forced to deal with his feelings for Katie as well as his love for his dead wife.
|Publisher:||Belinda G. Buchanan|
|File size:||285 KB|
About the Author
Adultery, alcoholism, & mental illness are very real, but sometimes overlooked, social issues that I like to write about. Why, you ask? Because drama is raw, drama is pure-and drama evokes emotion like no other. And when you combine it with tall, dark, & handsome-it's positively electrifying. Giving my characters these afflictions is what makes them human, warts and all. Even heroes have a chink or two in their armor. My stories are filled with angst, intimacy, despair, and hope. If you like these things, and don't mind a few racy scenes or a sprinkling of profanity here and there, then my books are for you. I have written four novels to date: "After All Is Said And Done", "The Monster of Silver Creek", "Seasons of Darkness", and the recently released "Tragedy at Silver Creek". Be sure and click on the video trailers to get a sneak peek of what I'm talking about. I love to chat almost as much as I like to write, so come visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Belinda.G.Buchanan.author Or hop on over to my website to learn about my newest releases and giveaways: https://belindagbuchanan.com Thanks for stopping by my page!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very good, stayed interesting all the way thru.
Nathan Sommers had great intentions when he allowed himself to be convinced to move to Silver Creek by his wife. She was expecting, wanted to be ¿home¿, all the usual. He was in love with Jennifer and would move earth to make her happy. Until he met someone at his best friend¿s wedding. That was going well until the local reported ¿ always in love with Jennifer, never got a second glance ¿ sent her photos. Nathan tried to stop her from leaving but she wouldn¿t listen and wrapped the car arou9nd a tree, killing herself and her unborn child.The fact that the Mayor of Silver Creek was Jennifer¿s father didn¿t help things any. Nathan could do nothing right and was thinking of leaving when the killings began. All alike in pattern, two punctures, 3¿ apart on each female victim. That is the only clue and the Mayor is getting very testy for an arrest.Nathan and team are doing all they can along with the usual cat-up-a-tree reports, drunks wandering in the streets and the new bakery owner¿s cat getting eaten by her neighbor¿s dog. (She was NOT happy!) (Dog was!!) Nathan and his deputy, Jake, don¿t need anything to get in their way, especially since Jake¿s wife in nearly due to have their first baby and it making everyone especially nervous. Who is the murderer?WARNING! This is a great book. But don¿t plan on reading just a bit to put yourself to sleep. It won¿t work. You¿ll be up until 2:30 a.m. like I was today finishing it! Ms. Buchanan is a good storyteller. Her plots are well thought out, the ¿Who¿ will amaze you and the ending¿¿well, let¿s just leave it at that.
I read Monster of Silver Creek straight through, finishing at 3 am. It was such a riveting story there was no way I was going to sleep if I put it down, and I'm glad I made that choice. I absolutely did not anticipate the ending, and it came as quite a shock. Author Buchanan is a master at creating unforgettable characters and her descriptions are so vivid, I felt I was in Silver Creek. The murderer was revealed in a surprising manner and while I can often figure out who did it, I was blindsided here – the writing was that good. No matter the story, in my opinion a book is always a bit better if it includes a cat, and Lance the cat becomes a part of this story. I'm eager to discover what Tragedy at Silver Creek (book 2 in the series), has to offer. Monster of Silver Creek is one of the best murder mysteries I've read in some time, and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys getting involved in the story.
Mystery Packs a Wallop! I really enjoyed The Monster of Silver Creek by Belinda G. Buchanan. I had long been intrigued by this book's cover, having seen it numerous times on the various author websites that I visit. So when my Kindle’s home page finally contained nothing but “Books You’ve Read,” I decided to download a copy to see if the content matched the book’s eye-catching cover. It most certainly did! The “About the Author” section at the end of the book describes Buchanan as “an author of edgy, women’s fiction and mystery romance.” The description is an apt one, and perfectly describes her work. If you’re looking for a “cozy mystery,” however, you may be disappointed. There’s nothing warm and fuzzy about this book. It does contains some romance, but it is definitely not a romance novel. Police chief Nathan Sommers’ memories of his troubled marriage to late wife, Jenny, are skillfully interwoven with the story of the ongoing search for an elusive serial killer. There’s also the slow, almost painful evolution of a relationship between Nathan and newcomer Katie Winstead, who has just opened a bakery. Buchanan paints strong, descriptive word pictures that leave just enough to the imagination to allow for some creative speculation on the part of the reader. Her characters are well-drawn, pithy, and engaging. You either hate them or love them, depending upon your point of view. The story moves steadily along, gradually building momentum, right up until the final chapter, with its shocking—and completely unexpected—conclusion. The Monster of Silver Creek, is definitely a page turner—and I have the bags under my eyes to prove it. You may not be familiar with the name Belinda G. Buchanan, but once you have read The Monster of Silver Creek, I promise you won’t soon forget it. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Nathan Sommers is the police chief of a small Montana town and people are losing faith in the police as young girls are being murdered; their bodies being left along the lake. Not only do the police not have any leads, but they can’t even figure out the murder weapon as each victim has two small wounds about three inches apart over their hearts. The Mayor is breathing down Nathan’s neck to solve the case as it’s an election year and the murders have caused a severe drop in tourism. While trying to figure out who is killing these young women, a new business owner in town catches Nathan’s eye. Katie has recently bought the bakery across from the police station. Nathan is interested in her, but can he get past the tragic loss of his wife and unborn daughter and the guilt he feels over it to be with Katie? I thought this was a cute little story and it was a quick easy read. It did take me a little bit to get into it as I thought the beginning was a bit rough. I think that Katie and Nathan could have met in a better way. The dog ate my cat storyline seemed a bit corny to me. But once I got past that I did find myself enjoying the story. I’m a person that doesn’t usually like a whole lot of flashbacks in my books, but I found that I actually enjoyed the ones Nathan was having. They really painted a story about Nathan and Jenny’s life and why he is so consumed with guilt. Although I would have liked to have seen the flashbacks, in the order they happened, slowly building up to the heart-wrenching end. I liked the story, despite the fact that it was pretty obvious that Katie would eventually be taken by the killer and that Nathan would have to ride to the rescue or risk losing his new love forever. Sometimes it’s nice enjoying the journey, even though you know where the destination will lead. But when I arrived at the destination there was a turn in the road that threw me for a loop. I was really expecting the happily ever after ending and was surprised and a bit disappointed when I didn’t get it. I think that alone is what keeps me from giving this book a higher rating. Yes, I know that not every book can end happily, but I really wanted this one to. Nathan has suffered so much and I just wanted to see that there is life after loss. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com