Today I’m joining the blog tour for Holly Rae Garcia‘s debut novel, Come Join the Murder. Shout out to Blackthorn Book Tours and Holly for organising this blog tour and for providing me with an advanced copy of this shocking thriller!
Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.
Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside. The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van. Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.
James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.
James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is catching the attention of a nosy detective.
What Did I Think?
I am a huge fan of thrillers and this book did not disappoint. I was hooked from the very start, as Garcia teasingly leaves you wanting more and more.
What I loved most about this book is that we are given an invaluable insight into both Rebecca’s and James’ despair. After the events of the night that Rebecca’s son is killed and her husband goes missing, Garcia eloquently helps us see both of the characters’ struggles; Rebecca must pick up the pieces left behind by this tragic event whereas James must do all he can to protect his loved ones.
Don’t get me wrong, as much as I loved this story, it was difficult to read at times. The horror of a child being killed is never exactly easy reading but what Garcia does excellently in Come Join The Murder is she makes us at readers want to know every gory detail so we can help Rebecca’s quest for the truth.
Holly’s short fiction has been published by Siren’s Call, The Bookends Review, Rue Scribe, Pen to Print, The Australian Writers’ Centre, and Trembling With Fear along with a few anthologies.