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Book Review: The Girl In The Moss by Loreth Anne White

The Girl In The Moss is the third in the Angie Pallorino series. I read it first, as I received an ARC for review through NetGalley, and it was so good I went back and read the first two as well. Really, that should tell you everything you need to know. I genuinely can’t remember the last time I fell in love with an author’s writing so much I did that, and certainly not when I devoured a whole series in one day. This is seriously, seriously good crime fiction.

Now fired from her job, former detective Angie Pallorino is trying to get licensed as a private investigator while dealing with her unwanted celebrity as both the victim of a human trafficking crime and the cop who took down a serial killer and got fired for it. On a wilderness getaway with her lover, James Maddocks, the accidental discovery of buried human remains many years old lead to her being asked to trace the last movements of the deceased girl by a relative. Asking too many questions in a small, insular town can get a target put on your back, though, and Angie no longer has her police badge to protect her.

Loreth Anne White has a way of writing which really brings her stories to life. I could almost feel I was up there in the Canadian wilderness, feeling the chill in the air, the scent of pine needles… the unnerving sense of something watching through the trees. It was chillingly atmospheric and superbly done. Actually, I feel like this series would adapt really well for the screen, whether TV or movies, and I hope someone’s looking at doing just that because I’d really love to watch it!

Five stars for a thrilling, chilling read. Check out the whole series. You won’t regret it!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.

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