Sunday, 7 February 2016


Book Blurb   :
A missing child. A dead mother. Kala Stonechild is about to discover what one betrayal can lead to.

When Adele Delaney and her daughter, Violet, go missing, Jacques Rouleau is called upon to investigate. However, struggling with the impending death of his ill ex-wife, he sends Kala Stonechild and Paul Gundersund instead. Stonechild has been trying to adapt to life as her young cousin Dawn’s guardian, and even though Gundersund has offered support, Stonechild is at risk of losing custody.

On the second day of the investigation, Adele’s body turns up, dumped on the shoulder of the highway with no sign of her daughter. Her husband, Ivo, denies any involvement with either his wife’s death of their child’s disappearance, but not everyone is convinced. As the investigation unfolds, Stonechild learns that Adele was once entangled with a Montreal biker gang and heads to Quebec to investigate further. 

As Stonechild and Gundersund juggle personal troubles and a complicated, dangerous case, they find themselves piecing together a chain of disasters leading back to a single betrayal.

My Review   :

After so many fantasy and romance fiction books, I grabbed this mystery book. I wanted a change and my expectations were high for this book. I will gladly say ‘Tumbled Grave’ didn’t let my expectation down. The story was not that unique yet it had that potential to keep me hooked from the first chapter.

The characters are strong but they have flaws. The main characters are tangled in personal as well as professional issues. I liked Kala Stonechild; she had a dark past that she would never talk about and she was taking care of Dawn, her childhood friend’s daughter.

The author has maintained a simple yet striking writing style. None of the scenes are exaggerated and the story moved in different person’s point of views. I enjoyed this story thoroughly. This is full of unpredictable twists and turns. The most effective part was you won’t have a clue about the little girl Violets’ whereabouts.

I will give it 4 out of 5 stars for its nail biting thriller and the writer’s writing style. This book is strongly recommended to all mystery and thriller fans.    

I received this copy from NetGalley in return of an honest review.

About The author :

She's an Ottawa author with 14 published novels in the mystery genre, both adult and YA. She's currently writing two adult mystery series: The Stonechild and Rouleau police procedurals from Dundurn include Cold Mourning (2014), which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for crime novel of the year, and Butterfly Kills (Jan. 2015). Tumbled Graves will be on the shelves in February 2016.


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