Thursday, August 7, 2014

One of Us by Tawni O'Dell

Dr. Sheridan "Danny" Doyle hasn't been back to his hometown in 12 years; having had a terrible childhood filled with abuse and neglect, he went on to become a successful forensic psychologist. Despite his great success, he is still the tormented by insecurity, panic attacks, the horrific death of his sister and the mental breakdown of his mother years ago.

When Danny gets a call that Tommy, his grandfather and the only good person he ever had in his childhood is sick, he returns to his hometown. On his first day there he finds a body near the Lost Creek gallows, on his third day there, another body is found and the mystery comes way too close to home. Teaming up with Detective Rafe; they set out in pursuit of the killer and the truths about his own family and his past.

As you start reading, it becomes really obvious who the killer is, but the story is very engaging and captivating, that you just can't put it down. Because, even though you know who the killer is, you don't know the why and that is what gets you hooked. Anyone who enjoys a good mystery will like this book.

Rating 4 out of 5

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