Author: Chris Patchell
Title: Dark Harvest: A Holt Foundation Story
Genre(s): Mystery, thriller, and suspense; Crime fiction; Crime; Serial killers; Kidnapping
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Review: Dark Harvest provides everything you could ever want in a story. This psychological thriller and mystery contains in depth scene descriptions, as well as incredible character development. Unlike a lot of novel's Dark Harvest provides nuanced details of every character through first person point of view. I think it is incredible that Patchell was able to create unique backstories to every character that was introduced. Although a tricky task, she was able to accomplish this without leaving me feeling bored and ready to move on. All of the characters played an intricate role in the plot and story development. Although this falls into the thriller genre, there was an adequate amount of romance that kept my need for love and lust peaked. This novel contained a lot of scientific and medical information and Patchell hit the nail on the head with accuracy; you can tell that she definitely did her research. I really couldn't put this novel down and I will definitely be purchasing the first installment from this series, In The Dark. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a captivating page turner that will keep you up at night.
Book Description: "Becky Kincaid ventures out in the middle of a snowstorm to buy a car seat for her unborn baby and never makes it home. When a second pregnant woman disappears, Marissa Rooney and the team at the Holt Foundation fear a sinister motive lurks behind the crimes. Lead investigator, Seth Crawford, desperately searches for the thread that binds the two cases together, knowing that if he fails, another woman will soon be gone. While Seth hunts for clues, a madman has Marissa in his sights and she carries a secret that could tear her whole world apart. Can Seth stop the killer before he reaps his..."