Burnt River PDF Ú Hardcover

Burnt River PDF Ú Hardcover

Burnt River ➵ [Read] ➱ Burnt River By Karin Salvalaggio ➿ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Following Salvalaggio's acclaimed Bone Dust White Detective Macy Greeley is called to a small Montana town to investigate the murder of John Dalton a veteran who recently returned homeWhen Detective M Following Salvalaggio's acclaimed Bone Dust White Detective Macy Greeley is called to a small Montana town to investigate the murder of John Dalton a veteran who recently returned homeWhen Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana she expects an open and shut if high profile murder case What greets her is anything but John Dalton a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar Macy can’t see any obvious motive for the attack but John’s closest friends and his twin sister Jessie have been keeping secretsWith a series of wildfires pushing the area’s resources to the limit and Darby Lake’s water level dropping to a record low Jessie is becoming increasingly anxious about what may be uncovered if the rains don’t return to the valley soon Haunted by what’s hidden beneath the still waters she doesn’t know whether to help or hinder Macy’s investigation And Macy herself is increasingly uneasy about what she discovers as she navigates the politics of a small town and the Dalton family clan as well as her own complicated relationship with the father of her young sonMacy Greeley returns in another taut and intimate mystery from acclaimed Bone Dust White author Karin Salvalaggio.


10 thoughts on “Burnt River

  1. Craig Sisterson Craig Sisterson says:

    In the last decade since I've been reviewing for various publications it's become much rarer for me to read two books in a row from the same author due to reviewing features festivals awards judging reading challenges and other commitments that all encourage me to read lots of different authors But after reading Karin Salvalaggio's really terrific debut BONE DUST WHITE last week I couldn't help myself from immediately picking up the second in her Macy Greeley series BURNT RIVER And I wasn't disappointed this book may be even better and really cements Salvalaggio as a must read crime writer for me Great characters that have a real authenticity to them smooth writing with plenty of subtext and space for the reader to engage and work things out rather that having them spelled out a terrific sense of the small town Montana setting intriguing spiderwebs of plotlines Salvalaggio has a strong voice a great style and hits it out of the park on many fronts While BONE DUST WHITE occurred during the snowy chill of the Montana winter BURNT RIVER is set against a scorching summer where wildfires rage and water levels tumble Macy Greeley is now a single mother and relying on her own mother to help care for her baby while she continues to work hard in her career Her issues with the baby's father remain unresolved and frustratingly complicated threading through her personal and professional life The Dalton murder takes her away from her son and she's determined to uickly dig through the secrets kept by many in John Dalton's circle of family friends and townsfolk to uncover who murdered the Army veteranThe storyline of BURNT RIVER is great with plenty of intrigue and surprises along the way There's multiple strands depth and layers But where Salvalaggio really elevates herself into the upper echelons of crime writers is with her great touch for place and character I've spent several summers in small town and rural areas of the United States and travelled through northern Montana The Wilmington Creek setting in BURNT RIVER just really 'rang true' for me vibrantly coming to life off the page in all its mix of community and grit blue collar jobs and expansive ranches forest roads and grimy back alleys The kind of place where most vote red no matter what but aren't the caricature bigots that those from outside the States might believe BURNT RIVER has a great 'cast' and whether characters are main players or bit parts they all come across as distinct interesting and fully formed There's an authenticity to the people who populate Salvalaggio's world; their beliefs and emotions hopes and despairs challenges and triumphs all feel real We can understand and empathise and follow them through their choices even the bad ones Alongside Greeley are plenty of people who'll get varying reactions from readers John's sister Jessie is a recovering addict and young mother who seems to have turned her life around but her past actions and long kept secrets may be putting people at risk John's friends Tyler and Dylan are both wounded veterans who are variably dealing with the horrors they've seen Tyler is on leave heading back for another deployment soon; Dylan is battling with crippling PTSD Chief Aiden Marsh of the local police welcomes Macy's involvement and help rather than feeling territorial but may prove a problem for Macy Meanwhile her boss State Police Captain Ray Davidson is keeping a close eye It's an assortment of lives full of loves and losses that interconnect and crash into each other in a variety of ways There are so many layers but Salvalaggio keeps the pages moving with flowing writing and lots of interesting happenings BURNT RIVER never feels 'dense' despite its depth A superb of piece of crime writing that has me thinking of leaping straight into the third Macy Greeley book very soon too Salvalaggio is has uickly become a must read author for me and I certainly hope we'll see much from her in future currently there are four books in the series


  2. Martine Bailey Martine Bailey says:

    Burnt River is a mesmerising crime novel from accomplished author Karin Salvalaggio Listening to it I was right there in the vivid landscape of Montana a compelling world of extreme weather isolated ranches lowlifes drug pushers and private militia This is the second in the series outing for detective Macy Greeley a terrific female character who is funny feisty and courageous We get two main storylines the investigation into a murder and increasing body count plus enjoyable but never soppy developments in Macy’s increasingly complicated personal life As a murder mystery it was very satisfying and told at a driving pace that kept me returning whenever I had a few minutes spare Though part of a series this book easily stands alone I’ll be back for from Macy


  3. Kathy Kathy says:

    When you've read the first book in a series and loved it there is great anticipation and some worry about the second book and its continued excellence Last year Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio was the author's debut novel a fact that I found extraordinary due to its complex array of story and characters The main character Detective Macy Greeley is eight months pregnant and unmarried when the story begins Who starts the story of someone when she's eight months pregnant? Well Karin Salvalaggio does and does it brilliantly I stated at the time that Macy Greeley is a promise of layers to come So we come to book #2 Burnt River and Macy with her flaws strengths and struggles becomes whole solid fantastic to the readers Second book jitters for the reader evaporate Like its title suggests this book and this series is on fire We catch up with Macy eighteen months after the birth of her son Luke She has been sent by her boss State Police Captain Ray Davidson to Wilmington Creek in northern Montana where a veteran of the Afghanistan wars has been murdered Macy isn't happy to be leaving her home in Helena and her son and her personal relationship with Davidson continues to be a tangled web of promises and let downs However if Maggie is confused about her personal life she is the consummate state police detective dedicated to uncovering the intricacies of murder John Dalton the recently returned Afghanistan veteran seems an unlikely victim of a dark alley homicide but secrets can obscure motives and John had secrets that his sister Jessie and friends Dylan and Tyler are desperately trying keep hidden With the area experiencing an especially harsh heat wave and wildfires flaming Police Chief Aiden Marsh already has his hands full but he proves invaluable to Macy in her pursuit of local knowledge and connections As the heat intensifies from the temperature the wildfires and the investigation Macy starts piecing together confusion into answers but will she arrive at those answers in time to prevent loss Thank you Karin Salvalaggio for providing me with a book that I didn't want to end and ensuring that the Macy Greeley series is the real thing in outstanding mystery fiction The only reuest I have now is to please write book #3 like a bat out of hell Please


  4. Rebecca Rouillard Rebecca Rouillard says:

    Set in the atmospheric landscape of northern Montana Burnt River is the second ‘Macy Greeley’ book and while I did enjoy Bone Dust White I do think that Burnt River is an even better book There is a literary tradition of detectives who have good instincts and terrible personal lives but Macy Greeley is a slightly nuanced flawed character and she comes into her own in this book The plotting is tight and tense and grips you right up until the last page a complex web of deception that is very satisfying to unravel


  5. Annemarie Macken Annemarie Macken says:

    An intriguing opening with evocative and descriptive language choices and sometimes blunt almost staccato sentences to reflect the mysterious atmosphere ensures the reader is hooked from the very first page The craft of the writer is evident in the weaving of the lives of different characters and the constant shift of suspicion to different suspects; the reader is left in a permanent state of wonder about events motives and the ultimate culprit or culprits and it is due to the authorial skills that this becomes an engaging page turner which you will find hard to put down until you reach the end and discover the answers to the many uestions chasing around your mindThe reader is lulled into the plot thoroughly through the impressively detailed and atmospheric descriptions and the range of characters are well developed and fully credible There is a wealth of detail in the presentation of setting and throughout it feels as if we are there alongside the characters living through their ordeals and experiences such is the amount of detail provided and the uality of the language choicesAs a thriller this novel really works there are the ultimate whodunnit features and the sense of credibility created through the characters and events ensures it grabs the attention due to its realism The main character Macy Greeley a tough but flawed detective with a gritty approach to her job and a car crash of a personal life is so well portrayed that she feels like someone we all know She is admirable with regard to her professional skills and infuriating in the way she lives her life and finds herself manipulated by a man not worthy of her in her personal life But it is her professionalism that pervades this novel and it is this that impresses the reader will this lead to the discovery of the mystery and ensure her success? We can only cheer her on from the sidelines and hope so right until the last page is turnedFor those who like a mystery thriller one which would make an excellent and powerful film this is a must read Make sure you pick it up and give it a go you won't be disappointed


  6. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    Burnt River is Karin Salvalaggio's follow up to her first novel Bone Dust White which was a huge success In this second novel Detective Macy Greely is called to Wilmington Creek in northern Montana to investigate the murder of John Dalton a soldier who has just returned from serving in Afghanistan He was shot once in the back of the head in execution style in an alleyway outside a local bar At first Macy can't see any motive but soon realizes that many people including his twin sister Jessie are hiding desperate secrets Jesse has been an addict of drugs and alcohol and hiding a secret that may come to light if rain doesn't return to the valley soon Haunted by what lies hidden beneath the lake's water she is hesitant to help or hinder Macy's investigation Karin deftly delineates her characters so finely that the reader feels they know them intimately Macy is in love with Ray her superior in the police force but begins to doubt that he will ever leave his wife for her She has a son Luke and Ray is the father The description of the brutalizing heat makes the reader wish to open a window or turn on air conditioning I was shocked that temperatures could reach into the hundreds so far north I have been to Montana or as it is called Big Sky country which is close to the Canadian border But Karin successfully makes a believer out of the reader Many characters make up the cast including men who have recently returned from the war and all its horrors As the waters recede Jessie and two of her friends who shoved the body of Ethan Green into the lake begin to realize that his body will be recovered This is a stark and chilling story of flawed people who have committed terrible acts and the murder of John Dalton brings all the evil out into the open


  7. Sarah Jasmon Sarah Jasmon says:

    Burnt River is the second in the Macy Greeley Mysteries the first being Bone Dust White Macy is a detective in the state police and is based in Helena the capital city of Montana She's been called up to the small town of Wilmington Creek to investigate the murder of a young war veteran John Dalton who has been shot in the back of the head outside of a bar in the middle of the nightFrom the atmospheric prologue onwards this is a book oozing with the sense of place The Flathead River surrounded by pines and cliffs the sweeping cattle land the horses it's all built up with deft ease to surround the reader appealing to every sense There's a slowness to the prose mirroring the pace of life in this remote community And the tensions of that community are layered throughout The connections and histories of the friends and neighbours joined as they are by love and war and deception build to to an explosive climax but they don't explain the death of a young woman found with a gunshot wound in her shoulder and ligature marks on her wristsI love crime novels especially with a female lead Some of my favourites are from US writers Jane Rizzoli VI Warshawski Kinsey Millhone Salvalaggio is still waiting for a UK publishing deal and I hope it happens soon She's right up there with my favourites and I'd love her to be widely read over here


  8. Linda Linda says:

    This book is the second in the Macy Greeley series and a first for me I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery full of secrets and misdirection as Macy investigates the murder of a local rancher's son in Montana In a small town where everyone is suppose to know everyone's business Macy finds it difficult at first to connect the dots in her probe of the death of this young man and also the disappearance of a young woman who happens to be an undercover police officer whom Macy was not aware of Dealing with personal difficulties that will have repercussions in her professional life Macy races to find answers to the goings on in this town and what is real and what is not to bring a devious killer to justiceEnjoy


  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    Really enjoyed this book Detective Macy Greeley is at it again This time she's sent to Wilmington Creek Montana to help solve the murder of a veteran of the War in Afghanistan This story is full of complex characters who all have lots of problems secrets and lies in their lives Macy as well has a complicated life which she begins to sort out with the help of the Chief of Police Aiden Marsh while she's hunting a killer I love the way the author Karin Salvalaggio weaves the characters lives together connecting them in ways they don't even know exist I see lots of adventures ahead in the Macy Greely Mystery series


  10. Judy Judy says:

    She did it again I enjoyed Karin Salvalaggio's debut mystery so much I was really looking forward to this one Once again she writes an interesting mystery This one takes place in the heat of the summer and you almost feel the sweat on yourself as Macy Greeley hikes through the forest trails I like the decision Macy made in her personal life not sure about another choice she made I hope Salvalaggio writes of this protagonist or another one I just like her writing and very readable books


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