Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant is available March 5, 2019
Atmospheric, riveting and intensely entertaining!
I was immediately intrigued by the mystery of FALLEN MOUNTAINS and found the setting to be immensely appealing. I am a total sucker when it comes to dark and gritty tales set in a small rural town. They are by far one of my favorite types of reads and add in great writing, a suspenseful mystery full of secrets and a missing person – well then I am one happy and contented reader!
FALLEN MOUNTAINS by KIMI CUNNINGHAM GRANT is a compelling, dark, gritty, and suspenseful mystery that immediately sucked me in and had me totally absorbed within this tale. My thoughts and feelings never wavered once while reading this book. It had such a rugged down to earth feel to it that I really connected with and found to be extremely enjoyable and entertaining.
KIMI CUNNINGHAM GRANT delivers an atmospheric and character-driven novel here that was quite the impressive, intriguing, suspenseful and well-written read with compelling and memorable characters, an absorbing mystery and an extremely transfixing storyline. The story is told in alternating chapters starting with “After” and then “Before” the disappearance of Transom. I thought the pacing and the flow between the two was absolutely perfect for an exciting and suspenseful read.
I absolutely loved the storytelling and thoroughly enjoyed both timelines equally.
Fallen Mountain is a gripping, gritty, yet simple story that explores the haunting secrets hidden in a small town. The story starts off a bit slow as we get to know our characters allowing us to connect to these flawed interesting and real like characters with some darkness to them.
Kimi Cunningham Grant does a great job creating a realistic down to earth feel through her descriptive atmospheric writing and we could feel the emotional connection the characters had to each other and their surroundings.
I loved how Kimi Cunningham Grant weaves a character-driven story with a mystery to it. The suspense builds right from the start and is maintained right to the haunting ending that left me still thinking about it.
5 stars! I loved every single page of this gritty, backroads story!
Red is the sheriff in Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania. He and his secretary, Leigh, are the only employees of the small town law enforcement office. Red is ready for retirement, his resignation letter typed and waiting to be handed in, when he receives notice that Transom Schultz is missing. Transom is the son of a powerful family that has long ruled the town and also the person who Red reluctantly helped cover up a crime seventeen years prior. Worried that Transom’s disappearance may be linked to that long ago hidden crime, Red tucks his resignation letter away until the situation has been sorted and resolved.
I loved everything about this novel! The characters, the writing, the storyline, the pacing, the flow, the suspense – simply perfect! Red reminded me of Walt from the TV show Longmire which I loved. I felt an immediate connection to this story from page one, instantly sympathizing with Red and his situation. The atmosphere was thick and wrapped me up completely throughout this rugged and unforgettable tale. I will be thinking of these characters long after I have finished writing this review. It was a book that I wished would have continued further, not because I wasn’t satisfied with the ending, but simply because I didn’t want to let the characters and storyline go.
Cover: Eye-catching, haunting, suspenseful, beautiful and extremely fitting representation to storyline.
Title: I was immediately intrigued by the title of this book and definitely enticed me to read this book.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, engaging, vividly descriptive, and simply beautiful.
Plot: Suspenseful, appealing, thought-provoking, gripping, perfectly-paced, absorbing, memorable, enjoyable and extremely entertaining. I absolutely loved this storyline!
Ending: A pleasing and satisfying resolution.
Overall: I was immediately interested in this tale and thoroughly enjoyed the unraveling of the mystery, the characters and the storyline. Would highly recommend!
Thank you so much to Amberjack Publishing and Kimi Cunningham Grant for gifting all of us an advanced copy of this book. It was an absolute pleasure reading it!
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