Title: The Loners
Author: Evan Yarema
Narrator: Jack Nolan
Eversley is a quiet humble town with citizens who are perfectly content being left alone. Cynical insurance investigator, Harley Cawthorne, is one such inhabitant. But when her path crosses with a rebellious policeman, a mentally scarred drifter, and a retired contract killer, it’s clear that she’s not the only person in Eversley at ease in her solitude. But the unusual new friendships are overshadowed by the horrific murder of two families. It appears that a serial killer has picked the town as his hunting grounds. And when the police ominously vanish, Harley and her group of loners receive a message from the killer: he is delighted to have made their acquaintance. Left with little choice but to try to find this maniac themselves, the four loners who have spent most of their lives distrusting, will have to trust each other. And leading the investigation, Harley isn’t sure who is the bigger mystery: the killer…or her partners.
In this intriguing mystery, the police have vanished in a small town and a serial killer is on the loose, picking off entire families. Will the solitary members of Eversley join forces to stop him or let their mistrust be their downfall?
There were a lot of twists and turns in this story. I loved that I wasn’t sure who to suspect the killer was. The ending was a genuine surprise to me, and that doesn’t happen very often. All the characters have some sort of reason for wanting their solitude so it’s hard to see which of them are truly suspicious. Harley was an interesting question because even though she was the main character, there were moments where I was suspicious of her motives. If you’re looking for a book that’ll keep you on your toes, this is it!
Narration was well done.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.