#CriminalSuspense #BookReview -- Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell -- #Giveaway Inside
Becky Kincaid ventures out in the middle of a snowstorm to buy a car seat for her unborn baby and never makes it home. When a second pregnant woman disappears, Marissa Rooney and the team at the Holt Foundation fear a sinister motive lurks behind the crimes.
Lead investigator, Seth Crawford, desperately searches for the thread that binds the two cases together, knowing that if he fails, another woman will soon be gone. While Seth hunts for clues, a madman has Marissa in his sights and she carries a secret that could tear her whole world apart.
Can Seth stop the killer before he reaps his...
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Dark Harvest is a gripping, psychological thriller that thrust you into the bowels of human trafficking and bio-engineering and the cavernous depths that humans will go to satisfy their own gratuitous needs. Criminal activity can pervade even the minds of the highly intellectual.
It opens up with an enthralling tale of a woman that has been kidnapped. This opening scene, stowed away in the reader's mind, serves as a part the underlying plot.
The story picks up when it becomes apparent that the missing women have one thing in common -- pregnancy. To further complicate the matter, we meet a young doctor, who was showing early signs of dementia, seeks to cure himself by any means necessary.
The mysteries in this book and the brush of felonious subplots are well developed. Further, the author skillfully provides the backstory on the characters, providing an explanation for their behaviors in their reactions. The character arcs are on vivid display, allowing the reader to observe thought pattern changes and overall character evolution -- from relative to calm to straight psychosis.
The author has created a story that could have been yanked from the headlines, yielding a terrifying thriller that will definitely keep women (and those who love them) up at night.
From human trafficking to bio-engineering, this book covers the cavernous depths to which humans will go to satisfy their own gratuitous needs.
Is there a happy ending? That I can't tell you. What I will tell you is that the ending is satisfying.
Character development: 10/10
Plot development: 10/10
Quality of writing: 9/10
Thought provoking: 10/10
Overall – 65/70 == 92.8% = 4.6 stars