River's Edge

Was Lisa Jackson’s disappearance related to politics, her husband’s affair, or her long-term infertility?

Ben Jackson is going head to head with Jonathan Cleary in Cape Refuge’s mayoral race—and he’s even expected to win—when his wife Lisa turns up missing the day before the major debate. Suddenly the town is in turmoil as proof of an alleged affair surfaces, indicating that Ben Jackson might have had motive to kill his wife.

Meanwhile, newspaper owner Blair Owens has other suspicions—and so does Police Chief Cade. Together they dig deeply into the mysterious disappearance that soon spirals into a web of confusion, dark secrets, and unsettling fraud.

Then the town’s psychic reveals the location of Lisa’s body—at the bottom of the river. Even though Blair doesn’t believe his paranormal gift is real, she can’t imagine how he knew where the body was.

The small-town scandal quickly turns into a national media event. Is the murderer one of the obvious suspects . . . or someone they have no reason to doubt?

My Thoughts:  This book was first published back in 2004. I read it then and loved reading it again. I think I’ll go and read the whole series again. Terri Blackstock is a great writer. She pours over her story until she gets it just the way she wants it. You can definitely tell this when reading. I was surprised at the ending – was not expecting it. This story has romance, suspense, mystery, politics, and Christianity woven throughout. The characters are sharp and likable. There are twists and turns – a couple which were surprising. I know there were probably more, but I enjoyed the two main female characters – neither were perfect, each had their flaws making them easier to relate to than most characters. The same with the two male characters. If you like clean, but suspenseful novels – this may be one you want to put on the top of your TBR pile.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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