Harper Jennings mother, Iraqi war vet and archaeology graduate knows she should be counting her blessings that she s able to enjoy a child-free camping trip with husband Hank. Read more...
Harper Jennings mother, Iraqi war vet and archaeology graduate knows she should be counting her blessings that she s able to enjoy a child-free camping trip with husband Hank. Hank s recovery from a brain injury after falling from their roof is nothing short of miraculous. But . . . Harper misses baby Chloe. And she worries that, in being so wrapped up in her toddler, she s lost her own identity.
But her worries pale into insignificance when she stumbles across a body in the woods. Accident? Harper doesn t think so, and nor does Ranger Daniels, who seems to blame local militia known as the Hunt Club who will do anything, it seems, to protect the land they see as their birthright.
Harper wonders what exactly she s doing, in some dark state forest, tripping over corpses, when she could be at home with her little girl but when a fellow camper s husband goes missing, she finds herself reluctantly sucked into the hunt, and into a waking nightmare . . ."
- ISBN-13: 9780727884442
- ISBN-10: 0727884441
- Publisher: Severn House Publishers
- Publish Date: February 2015
- Page Count: 224
- Dimensions: 9.87 x 4.84 x 0.89 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds
Series: Harper Jennings Mysteries #5
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-08
- Reviewer: Staff
Jones’s disappointing fifth Harper Jennings mystery (after 2013’s Outside Eden) takes the Iraq War vet with PTSD and her geology professor husband, Hank, to Pennsylvania’s Black Moshannon State Park for an ill-fated camping weekend. The Jennings soon run afoul of a survivalist group known as the Hunt Club, whose members are upset about a pipeline project, fracking, and government intrusion into their forest. Could the Hunt Club be behind the shooting deaths of inexperienced hunter Phil Russo and pipeline worker Albert Rogers? Philipsburg police chief Joe Slader muddles the investigation, while some locals worry that a creature known as the Bog Man is on the loose. As the Hunt Club’s head (aka the “sector chief,” though many readers will easily guess whom he is) loses control of the group’s panicky members, the violence escalates. Shallow characterizations and a plot too silly to carry conviction make this a lesser entry in the series. Agent: Rebecca Strauss, McIntosh & Otis. (Feb.)