The Book of Cold Cases



A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect—a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.
Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases—a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.
They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

My Review

Author, Simone St. James does it again with her newest book. Podcast thriller stories are the latest obsession. I have read a handful and this book is up there on my list of ones that I really enjoyed. I have not been disappointed yet on a book that I have read by this author. 

Both Claire and Shea are engaging characters. The past and present blend very nicely and transition smoothly between the different time periods. Which is something that I hate is when different time periods do not blend well together. 

Each time that I was brought back to the past with Claire, I grew more intrigued by her story. To be honest, I did not see the big reveal coming until the author wanted me to. Fans of this author will be pleased with this book. 


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