Bell Elkins Series Volume #2By Julia Keller
In the next stunning novel from Pulitzer
Prize-winning Julia Keller, following the popular A Killing in the
Hills, a pregnant teenager is found murdered at the bottom of a
Phone calls before dawn are never good news. And when youâ€™re the countyâ€™s
prosecuting attorney, calls from the sheriff are rarely good news, either. So
when Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she wonâ€™t like what sheâ€™s
about to hear, but sheâ€™s still not prepared for this: 16-year-old Lucinda
Trimbleâ€™s body has been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn't
drownâ€”she was dead before her body ever hit the water.
With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. But
thatâ€™s not all Bell is coping with these days. Her daughter is now living with
Bellâ€™s ex-husband, hours away. Sheriff Nick Fogelsong, one of Bellâ€™s closest
friends, is behaving oddly. Furthermore, a face from her past has resurfaced
for reasons Bell canâ€™t quite figure. Searching for the truth, both behind
Lucindaâ€™s murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell
down a path that might put her very life at risk.
In Bitter River, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller once again weaves a
compelling, haunting mystery against the stark beauty and extreme poverty of a
small West Virginia mountain town.