Title: Murder Creek (An Eve Sawyer Mystery)
Author: Jane Suen
College student Eve Sawyer senses something disturbing at Murder Creek—the site named for infamous murders committed centuries earlier and where Lacey Walken went missing.
Twenty years ago, Lacey disappeared without a trace … except for her bloody scarf tangled in fallen branches at the muddy water’s edge.
Drawn to this cold case, Eve goes back to investigate and write a report for her journalism class. As she discovers a small town’s long-buried dark secrets, the pieces of the puzzle come together: the legacy of a man, the fate of a beautiful woman, and the lives that changed forever.
But someone wants Eve to stop—someone with everything to lose.
If Eve’s not careful, she could be next.
Something about Murder Creek draws Eve Sawyer’s interest. Maybe it’s the name or the fact that the name is based on real murders. Decades before, a woman named Lacey disappeared near there. Desperate to figure out what happened to her, Eve goes on an investigation for her journalism class. As she gets tangled in the town’s dark secrets, she ends up getting a target put on her back. She has to get to the bottom of the truth before it’s too late.
Eve was a spunky and resourceful MC. She was easy to follow along with, and her skills as a journalist made the story even more interesting. There were a lot characters sprinkled along her journey, most of them dedicated to keeping her from the truth. I had a fun time learning about all the secrets of the town. In some parts, the scenery was described with such detail it was almost easy enough to see the events of this book playing out.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery with a hook, this is a must read.