Hello and happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers. We’ve been deviating from our regular Friday schedule for some time and today, I do so again with a Book Share post.
Anne Frasier’s the author and the book is The Body Keeper, the third novel from the Jude Fontaine Detective Mysteries. Jude is a troubled and intriguing character who survived three years being held captive in cruelty. As a result, her senses are attuned to the odd details around her as she closely identifies with the victims whose deaths she investigates.
The Body Keeper continues Jude’s path in recovery as she works more cases while being challenged with more personal choices and twists. I have enjoyed this recent release immensely and find the character compelling. In the end, her own background and her need to help others might just destroy her as she investigates the case that build tension in her throughout the book. The edgy, raw emotion of a character whose deeply broken drips from every page while she hides it from everyone else. Here’s the blurb:
“A boy’s frozen body is found trapped in the ice of a Minneapolis lake. The horrifying discovery leads Detective Jude Fontaine and her partner, Uriah Ashby, to more bodies in the ice, all of twelve-year-old boys missing for twenty years.
Then, in one of the worst blizzards the city has ever seen, a four-year-old is abandoned on Jude’s doorstep. The child can’t tell them where he’s from, who his parents are, or how he got there. He doesn’t even know his name.
But in his unspoken language, Jude reads something horrifying—a connection to the dead boys. Now a four-year-old with no name may be the only key to a twenty-year-old, very cold case.” Pre-order on Amazon.
For those interested in this book, read my first book share post about this series to find out more. What edgy characters do you like? What interesting books are you reading now? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments and I’ll answer as soon as I can.