I was lucky enough to receive a copy of South of the City by W.H. Herman in return for an honest review, thank you very much for the opportunity to read this book.
I was hooked from page 1; this book totally sucked me in and didn’t let me go until I had finished the last page. The story was complex as lives and histories entwined, so it took me a couple of chapters to figure everyone out and their relationships to each other.
There were plenty of twists in this book, some of them were totally unexpected that I didn’t see coming. It’s a very clever writer that can write a book and then blow you out of the water because you totally didn’t see the ending coming; it didn’t even occur to me, I was like “wow”! Mostly I can guess who the bad guys are in a book and kind of know what’s going to happen, but not with this one it was a complete surprise which was really nice.
I really liked the style of writing and how it was fast paced throughout the book. Sometimes when you read a book you get a section of the book that is a little slow. I didn’t get that with South of the City the action kept coming all the way through keeping me engaged.
It was a really good read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I give it a very well deserved 5 stars.
Here is the blurb for the book: –
CRIME DOESN’T STOP AT THE CITY LIMITS… In a small but affluent upstate New York town, Grove Park detective Pete Webster learns of two seemingly unrelated incidents… a missing-person report and an accidental death. At first, he views the new cases as a welcome distraction from his increasingly troubled personal life…and then another prominent local resident disappears seemingly without a trace, causing the entire town to take notice. As Webster and his colleagues explore the possibility of a common thread, the investigation reveals a shocking entanglement of previously secret lives, crimes, and romances. Within days Grove Park is thrust into the national spotlight as search helicopters circle overhead and a media horde descends upon the once-tranquil village. The ever-widening probe soon requires the support of a task force of county, state, and federal agencies, and the local interest evolves into a national media sensation, fueled by the stunning revelations that become an almost daily occurrence. Webster’s unpredictable quest to solve the case while dealing with upheaval in his private life becomes a page-turning thriller filled with fascinating characters, set in unique locations. A missing socialite, revenge, politics, romance, murder… welcome to Grove Park!