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Bitter River (Bell Elkins, Book 2)

An unputdownable murder mystery
  • Author
    • Julia Keller
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Bell Elkins returns in the devastating follow-up to Pulitzer prize winner Julia Keller's highly acclaimed A KILLING IN THE HILLS.

Acker's Gap, West Virginia: a high-school student - sixteen, full of promise, and pregnant - is found murdered in a car at the bottom of the Bitter River. Her death devastates the community, but one among them must be responsible. Bell Elkins, Raythune County's prosecuting attorney, is determined to bring the killer to justice.

But someone else has their own agenda. Amid the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, another act of violence is about to strike. As Bell and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong work to uncover the truth, one thing is certain: no one can truly understand Acker's Gap until they are in the thick of it.

Bell returned to her hometown to make a difference. But just how much is she willing to risk?
  • Published: May 22 2014
  • Pages: 448
  • 196 x 129mm
  • ISBN: 9780755392926
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Press Reviews

  • Karin Slaughter

    A rare talent and a must read
  • Scott Turow

    A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery
  • Dennis Lehane

    A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it
  • Laura Lippman

    A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap
  • Tom Franklin

    Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel
  • Michael Connelly

    Powerful and gripping... I want more