What I’m Reading: Hole in the Woods

I’ve been on a kick with reading books by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. I recently told you about two of the books. Those were part of a mystery series that the author started. This book is not part of the mystery series and was a stand-alone book. It was called Hole in the Woods.

The book was awesome in audiobook form. There were several different readers as the book was told from several different perspectives. The book was inspired by a real-life unsolved crime in Michigan.

The book was multilayered as the current police officer had his own story and the cold case detective had her own story and both of them weaved into solving the crime. That kept me engaged and wanting to read more.

Here is what Amazon had to say:

July 1989, in a sleepy Michigan town, high school grad, Nina Laramie, heads out with her friends and is never seen alive again. Months later, her skeleton is found near a remote party spot in the forest. The ME determines Nina has been brutally raped and bludgeoned to death. Fear and anger ripple through this tight-knit community when the case goes cold. Thirty years later, Riley St. James, a Detroit PD assigned to Nina’s case, is determined to get her first big cold case win despite having a similar past to the victim. Relying on her investigative prowess and gut instinct, Riley tracks down a witness, who saw Nina Laramie’s murder. But as the truth comes to light, Riley must face the killers who want their secret to stay in the Hole in the Woods. Based on the 1989 true-life murder case of Shannon Siders for Newaygo County, Michigan. After the case went dormant, a Michigan cold case team formed in 2011 and uncovered new evidence that enabled them to arrest, try, and convict the killers, who were sent to prison for Shannon’s murder in 2015.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars. I am going to agree. I really liked how the story was told from the viewpoint of several different characters in the story. I extra enjoyed this as an audiobook as the performers did a great job.

Sadly this is the last of this author’s books. I’m excited to say another is coming out later in the year and I already put the book on pre-order.

You can find the book HERE if you are interested. As of writing this post, the book was free for Kindle Unlimited users. You can learn more about Kindle Unlimited HERE.

1 thought on “What I’m Reading: Hole in the Woods”

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I just finished a book “Girl Called Sampson” by Amy Harmon. It is about a girl joining the army during the Revolution. I’m not sure if I saw the recommendation here or if it was just a Kindle Unlimited suggestion. It was very good.

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