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White Out (Badlands Thriller, 1)

RATING: ★★★★☆
TITLE: White Out (Badlands Thriller, book 1)
AUTHOR: Danielle Girard
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2020
SETTING: Hagen, North Dakota
PUBLISHER: Thomas & Mercer
GENRE(S): Thriller, Mystery, Crime Drama


After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. Scattered Bible verses and the image of a man lying in a pool of blood haunt her memory.

The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Kylie Milliard, Hagen’s only detective, doesn’t immediately recognize the victim, but Kylie soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman share a dark past…if only Lily could remember what it was.

Lily and Kylie both want answers. But Kylie has to play by the book. Lily has to play it safe. And the more Lily learns about her identity, the more she fears the truth.

While it took me a little while to get into this story, overall it was really good... and crazy!

Kylie Millard is a female detective in a town full of men... and they don't let her forget it. She is tasked with investigating the death of a woman found in a dumpster in the small town of Hagen. Along the way, we meet a strange cast of characters who all have their own secrets, interwoven together in this town, including Lily, a young woman who wakes up after surviving a terrible car accident and Iver, an alcoholic, recently divorced bar owner with his own demons.

As the story unfolds, we are taken along this wild ride of mystery, secrets and discoveries. This was a pretty fast paced novel that totally read like a movie or a tv series.

Thank you very much to Danielle Girard for my gifted DRC in exchange for my honest review.


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