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The Raven's Cry by Kim Herdman Shapiro

A great start to the Wynter Island series, The Raven’s Cry immerses the reader in a tight-knit community off mainland B. C. where Kate, a former journalist in Afghanistan, moves in hopes of putting her traumatic past behind her. Not long after she arrives on the island, her ex-boyfriend follows, his body floating in the bay steps away from her rented cottage, making Kate the main suspect in his death.

I was hooked from page one. From the beginning, Shapiro drew me into the story, keeping me guessing until the end, where things came full circle in a suspense-filled conclusion. With an interesting mix of local characters, some friendly and some not, along with descriptions of the idyllic but isolated setting, the author takes readers on a virtual journey to Wynter Island. A charming story filled with pet rescues, a bit of romance, small-town drama, and amazing scenery, The Raven’s Cry is the perfect mix of cozy and suspense.

If you enjoy a good mystery, you’ll love this atmospheric story with a killer hidden amongst the local islanders. I look forward to Kate’s further adventures on Wynter Island in the next book in this series.

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