"The safest drivers on the road are those who are transporting a corpse to a discreet location while avoiding the notice of law enforcement." John Riley Hubbard is a young farmer and part-time reporter in a small southern town. After the body of an Arab college student is found near his home, Hubbard reluctantly agrees to cover the grisly story for the town's paper. When h"The safest drivers on the road are those who are transporting a corpse to a discreet location while avoiding the notice of law enforcement." John Riley Hubbard is a young farmer and part-time reporter in a small southern town. After the body of an Arab college student is found near his home, Hubbard reluctantly agrees to cover the grisly story for the town's paper. When he discovers there might be a surprising link from this crime to his father's unsolved murder, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the killer's identity. Since he was a child, Hubbard has been haunted by nightmares and suspicions that his father's killer may be the man closest to him - his wealthy uncle. As his investigation progresses, he must face mounting threats from an unseen adversary and manage his growing attraction to Maria, a young Latino woman who might be part of the conspiracy. The White River Killer is an exciting mixture of mystery, dark humor, and the supernatural....
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The White River Killer Reviews
This debut mystery is very well-written and enjoyable. The characters are all well-developed and realistic. The mystery itself is a true page-turner. The story takes place in a small town, and the descriptions of the location and the residents are incredibly real, even to someone who grew up in a small town like myself. That is part of what pulls you deeper and deeper into the story, along with wanting to solve the murder mystery.There is some romance included in the novel, but it never overpowers the main story. I foresee a great future for this author, and recommend him to anyone who enjoys this genre.
Once you get past the first two chapters the book starts to pick up. I can say I wasn't that interested after I read the first chapter but I continued reading it. I'm glad I did because I couldn't put it down after that. I loved the story line and the development of the characters. I hope to read more books in the future from this author. Would I recommend this book? Yes! Like I said get past the first two slow chapters and you won't be able to put it down.
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.The White River Killer is an entertaining and well-edited self-published story about a small town reporter who becomes determined to solve a murder, despite the danger to himself and his daughter. I enjoyed reading this book. It grabbed my attention from the first sentence. Even during the prologue, which included some backstory, I was kept interested in the events and characters. I was pleased that the book never really slowed down. It held my attention the whole way through.The main character is likable because he is a tortured soul who tries to fight his inner demons to do the right things, although his temper threatens to get the best of him. The other characters are well-developed as well, especially his notorious uncle who might have murdered his father.The plot is solid. I felt like most everything came together and made sense. The only subplot that I believe was unresolved is the mystery about his uncle and his father. I feel like there is more to that story that hasn't been told yet, perhaps even something that ties into the title of the book. Perhaps there will be a sequel that explains the rest.On the negative side, I was thrown off at times by the dialogue. I questioned if that person would really say what he or she had said. It didn't always feel natural to me. Another negative has to do with the racism in the book. Some of it is expected, considering the Arkansas setting and "redneck" cops. However, I wasn't always sold on it, especially when the FBI's Special Agent in Charge, whom one would think would be more refined and have more couth because of his higher level of education, referred to the Egyptian victim as "the Arab." Everyone was highly focused on the fact that he was "Arab," which is kind of funny to me because I rarely hear anyone use that term for Middle Easterners and/or Muslims (which is what I believe people assumed the victim was). Also, I felt like there was a conflict between the assumption that the victim was a terrorist and the FBI's explanation about why they were interested in him, which wasn't because he was a suspected terrorist.Overall, I did enjoy reading The White River Killer. I would recommend it to readers who like mysteries about murders that take place in a small town, with a reporter rather than a detective doing the investigation. I give this book 4 stars for steady pacing, interesting characters, and clean writing.
Haunted by the murder of his father John Riley Hubbard has been trying to let go of the past and start a new life. This new life consists of running his farm and freelance reporting on local sports along with infrequent visits with his daughter. When the head of the paper calls him early one morning to cover a story regarding a body that was found in the long abandoned Shanty Town John is plagued with old memories and wants to refuse, however the money is something he could use so he accepts the job. What should have been just a simple story covering the murder turns out to be so much more. John knows right away that something just doesn’t add up with not only where this body was found but the conclusions the authorities are coming up with on why this young man was killed. Like a dog with a bone John continues to investigate. When the FBI comes in John knows there is definitely more to this death than meets the eye. While many try to warn him off of this case he simply cannot let it go. If he couldn’t find justice for his father he will for this young man. Innuendos fly that his Uncle is the one responsible just as many assumed he was the one who murdered John’s father so long ago. Can John figure out what really happened before he gets himself killed? Knowing the lengths the ones responsible have gone t to cover this up is anyone really safe? Will justice be served? Can John finally put his past to rest and move on with his life? A gripping tale of intrigue, murder and closure.
Dang it if there's enough time to catch some sleep that was lost from reading this book!! It was extremely hard to put down! Twist after twist... Edge of your seat page turner! Not sure if this author has more books out yet or not, but will be snatching up copies if so and has they come out!! Loved this book!!*Received for an honest review*
I kept reading, hoping it would get betterThis story was too predictable and boring. Even the FBI were a bunch of bumbling fools. Hubbard's efforts to uncover the truth about Admir's death and saving his own life through it all was too much. I kept reading, hoping it would get better but it didn't.
Mr. Wilson has written a great mystery that moves at a quick pace. The characters come with a true southern flavor. White lightning, ghosts, questionable cops and a dead body with a some history. Take all of this and sprinkle with a little romance, carefully stir and you’ve got the makings of a fine story. Very enjoyable. Looking forward to his next book already.
This book had a nice fast pace to it with characters that had a great southern flair being brought to life. The description made me feel like I was right there watching everything happen live. This book had everything you could want in a mystery and then some.
Good bookI love this book John put to and together he knew what happens to his father and the rich guy had it come