Title: Tumbled Graves
Series: Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery (Book 3)
Author: Brenda Chapman
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publishing date: 27th February, 2016
My Rating: 4/5 stars
*e-copy received from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
A missing child. A dead mother. Kala Stonechild is about to discover what one betrayal can lead to.
When Adele Delaney and her daughter, Violet, go missing, Jacques Rouleau is called upon to investigate. However, struggling with the impending death of his ill ex-wife, he sends Kala Stonechild and Paul Gundersund instead. Stonechild has been trying to adapt to life as her young cousin Dawn’s guardian, and even though Gundersund has offered support, Stonechild is at risk of losing custody.
On the second day of the investigation, Adele’s body turns up, dumped on the shoulder of the highway with no sign of her daughter. Her husband, Ivo, denies any involvement with either his wife’s death of their child’s disappearance, but not everyone is convinced. As the investigation unfolds, Stonechild learns that Adele was once entangled with a Montreal biker gang and heads to Quebec to investigate further.
As Stonechild and Gundersund juggle personal troubles and a complicated, dangerous case, they find themselves piecing together a chain of disasters leading back to a single betrayal.
I love reading books where not only the main plot is interesting but the sub plots are very much as interesting. The main story line is the mystery related to the victims but the personal lives of the officers who are actually our main characters are as well explored as the main plot. Our main characters have problems of their own and they deal with it while solving the murder mystery.
This was a roller-coaster ride from the start to the end. I read it in one sitting because it was so good that I couldn’t put it down. It will pull you right in from the start and you will start rooting for the characters and cheer them to succeed in both professional and personal lives.
Reading this book, I want to read the remaining books in the series and fangirl about them. 😛 The characters are well-written. You can see Kala’s growth throughout the book, she has a problematic personal life but that is not what defines her. The suspense surrounding the mystery is well maintained till the very end. The book is fast paced and you will probably sail right through. 😉
This is one of those books that I have too much to say yet nothing to say. I don’t know how to explain how well this is written so all I will say is GO READ THIS BOOK! ❤
Why would I pick it up?
For the wonderful story, mystery, and writing. ❤ ❤