ARC REVIEW: Salvation Station

“Who would savagely murder a pastor and innocent children, burying the evidence in the flower garden? Why? And most troubling, where was the mother?”

Why Did I Read This Book?

I was gifted a copy of Salvation Station in exchange for an honest review so thank you to Kathryn Schleich for sending a copy across to me. 

I received this book earlier this year and thought in the lead up to Halloween, it would be the perfect opportunity to sink my teeth into this one.

What Did I Think?

Salvation Station has everything a good crime thriller should have. Shocking moments? Check. Gripping storyline? Check. Short and quick chapter to keep the pace of the book quick? Check. 

If you haven’t heard about this book, it follows female police captain Linda Turner, who is haunted by the murders of two small children and their pastor father, and becomes obsessed with solving the harrowing case. She finds herself wrapped up in a mission to expose a fraudulent religious organization and an unrepentant killer. Whilst televangelist Reverend Williams is swept up in his newfound success and plans for his wedding, Captain Turner can only hope that she and her team will catch the Hansens’ cunning killer before more bodies surface.

I really loved that there were lots of entwining stories within this book as storylines like that really add to the tension. I also liked how the reader knew what the characters in the book didn’t and we are left to witness everything unfold…

However, I must note that I didn’t really agree with the final chapter as it focused on capital punishment. I know that capital punishment sparks a lot of debate and personally, this final chapter was probably the most shocking thing about the book. I personally don’t think this chapter was needed but maybe you will think differently? 

Overall a fantastic crime thriller that really had me gripped and I would strongly recommend this book if you’re looking for a quick and exciting read.

Salvation Station

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Publisher: She Writes Press
Published: 2020
# of Pages: 311
Genre: Crime thriller
Trigger Warnings: Murder, graphic scenes, psychological abuse, capital punishment, death
Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Blackwells

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