‘Come Join The Murder’ by Holly Rae Garcia – Review

*Disclaimer – I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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She reminded herself to breathe. They had to be somewhere safe. Oliver was with Jon who would move heaven and earth to make sure he was safe. But that didn’t explain where Jon was… or why they hadn’t called. Or why they weren’t there when AAA showed up. 

Or who was in that van. 

“Mrs. Crow? I’m hanging up now. Have a good day and please remember to call us if you need help again in the future.” 

She stared at the phone’s blank scree, unsure when the woman had hung up. The police: they would know what to do. Rebecca dialed 911 then hung up before it could ring. Was she over-reacting? Would they laugh at her and tell her to be patient? Was she supposed to wait twenty-four or forty-eight hours before calling the? They were okay. They would walk through the door any minute with a bag of burgers. They’d sit around the table and laugh about their adventure while eating and everything would be fine. Still, it was odd. 

She dialed 911 again, and told herself everything would be okay. 

 

Synopsis –

Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.

Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside. The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van. Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.

James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.

James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is catching the attention of a nosy detective.

 

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Thoughts –

Come Join the Murder is a story of grief and violence, justice and vengeance. Following Rebecca Crow, a mother and wife who has had her family cruelly stolen from her, the reader is taken on a journey of desperation and regret. As Rebecca tries to piece together the clues as to how her son drowned and where her husband disappeared to, she has to take a long hard look at her inattention as a wife, and putting her career before her son, all of which is too late to rectify.

The grief that Rebecca goes through is painfully relatable for anyone who has suddenly lost a loved one, and though the actions she takes to find out the truth and seek justice for her family are far from within the law, you find yourself rooting for her – at least to find the right man who did it.

But we also follow the story of James, a career criminal who loves his mother and not much else. James killed Rebecca’s husband and son for a few bucks and only feels regret that it wasn’t more. In contrast to Rebecca he kills with little rhyme or reason, other than knowing that he can, the ripples of pain from his crimes spreading farther and wider than he could have ever imagined.

 

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Come Join the Murder has you sucked in from the get go. A shocking story of grief and violence where in the end, no one wins.

 

About the Author –

HRG

Holly Rae Garcia loves the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Daniel Keyes, Richard Matheson, and Stephen King. Dark stories with sad endings are her jam. In her own writing, she leans toward the thriller, horror, sci-fi, and dystopian genres. She lives on the Texas Coast with her family and three dogs.

More information can be found on my website: www.HollyRaeGarcia.com

 

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