BLOOD HOLLOW – Ex William Kent Krueger – 4th in series
When the corpse of a beautiful high school student is discovered four months after her, all evidence
points to her boyfriend, local bad boy Solemn Winter Moon. However Cork O'Connor, Aurora's former sheriff, is convinced he’s innocent. In a battle to clear Solemn's name, Cork encounters small-town bigotry, bureaucracy and the emergence of a long-held resentment hailing from his own childhood. Complicating matters even more, Solemn reappears re-appears from hiding claiming to have seen a vision of Christ.
I am such a fan of Krueger’s writing. His characters are well developed and interesting. His sense of place is excellent; when he describes a blizzard, you’re reaching for a blanket even if it’s 80 outside. And his plots have wonderful twists and turns along the way that I never see coming. I think this is a much under-recognized whose books, to me, rank right there with Connolly, Connelly, Lehane and Rankin. The series doesn’t have to be read in order, but I’d recommend it. And don’t forget his standalone.