The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey #BookReview #MsyteryThriller #Suspense #TheQuarryGirls @NetGalley #Crime @AmazonPub #KindleUnlimited — Rain’n’books
Rating: 4 out of 5.
I have been wanting to read a Jess Lourey book for quite some time now and thankfully was approved for The Quarry Girls. Evidently, there is no doubt as to why she’s ruling the charts with the kind of creepy menace she has managed to bring forth in her novel
Small towns and big secrets always have a special flavor, it feels like the smaller the town, the worse the dangers hiding in plain sight. Alternating the storyline between the POV of Heather and then thru a girl kidnapped and tortured, Beth, the story grows in darkness with the kind of claustrophobia the author excellently creates in the unraveling. The town with its underground tunnels and the quarry nearby has an atmosphere that imbues the story with such terror that one can literally feel goosebumps on the skin.
The storyline had me worriedly chewing my nails as Beth narrates her side of the story, but I am thankful that the author never made it extremely gruesome for me to stomach. As Heather explores the skeletons in the closet so deeply embedded in the hands of their town’s powerholders, she also must grow up and face the immense challenge of facing the truth of her own family.
Extremely well written and oozing menace, The Quarry Girls is sure to be another winner for Jess Lourey. I am going with 4 stars only coz the culprits became evident from early on and I thought this story really deserved a shocking or surprising twist at the end.
Minnesota, 1977. For the teens of one close-knit community, summer means late-night swimming parties at the quarry, the county fair, and venturing into the tunnels beneath the city. But for two best friends, it’s not all fun and games.
Heather and Brenda have a secret. Something they saw in the dark. Something they can’t forget. They’ve decided to never tell a soul. But their vow is tested when their friend disappears-the second girl to vanish in a week. And yet the authorities are reluctant to investigate.
Heather is terrified that the missing girls are connected to what she and Brenda stumbled upon that night. Desperately searching for answers on her own, she learns that no one in her community is who they seem to be. Not the police, not the boys she met at the quarry, not even her parents. But she can’t stop digging because she knows those girls are in danger.
She also knows she’s next.
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