book by Willow Rose has me wishing I hadn’t waited so long. This was a great little mystery! Rose is a good writer and knows the basics of the craft. Harry Hunter, (great name for a detective, right?), is a beleaguered cop/detective. His wife is in a persistent vegetative state, his daughter is in trouble with an insidious bully, (unbeknownst to Harry), and he’s on the verge of loosing his job, for doing the right thing. With a keen sense of right and wrong, Harry charges forward to solve the multiple murders and mysteries of this slim volume.
Good introduction of characters and setting lay the groundwork for this new series. The chapters are short and the dialogue and prose move efficiently. There’s no gratuitous violence or sexual content and the language is clean. This is a mystery you can safely share with your 14 year olds. Themes included are: bullying, out of wedlock sex and births, critically ill parents, peer pressure and more. This book could easily be used to for family reading and to foster conversations about difficult topics; a worthy choice📚
“You can’t be pitiful and powerful at the same time,” - Harry
Having an invalid wife at home and a young daughter to take care of kept Harry focused. But sometimes, in the deep lonely hours, he wondered.... Wondered why his wife had done what she had done... No answer was forthcoming, and probably never would be...
Harry Hunter is a cop; a bred into the blood and bone cop. But the powers that be aren't happy with Harry; no, not at all. Finding himself assigned as a body guard to a surly, self-entitled teenager isn't Harry's idea of police work, but he's determined to see it through...
The horrific deaths of several young women, all "good girls" and the disappearance of another distracts Harry, but not enough to keep him from his assignment; that is, until an obscure clue captures his attention, and sends Harry down a dark and dangerous path...
Harry soon finds himself and someone he cares deeply about sinking into a quagmire of half-truths, lies by omission and a hidden malevolence that threatens to destroy everyone...
A thrilling ride, full of action and surprises. This is one book that will keep you guessing and leave you gasping!
I've enjoyed many Willow Rose mysteries. All the Good Girls started out like gangbusters. I liked Harry Hunter and the other characters that will be reoccurring. The plot was interesting. About two-thirds of the way through the book I felt one of Harry's answers was a little too convenient. I was disappointed that this was the way the book was going to end. I should have known better. There was a complicating development that carried the story in a different direction and ended with an unanswered question. I'm sure the answer will be in the second Harry Hunter book due out in mid February.
Wow! Another fast paced thriller from Willow Rose! Harry Hunter has so much going on in his personal life that his boss gives him protection detail of a very unlikable teenager... This is a young man where even his own mother seems to be afraid of him!
Why should you read this book? The author has created a new hero who isn't perfect as he tries to do the right thing in his personal life - it's very complicated. However, his curiosity gets the best of him as just waiting for the kid to come out of school, and he investigates his own leads. Harry Hunter has some great support in the form of a friend and his dad... and he has a pretty great daughter as well. He wants justice for all - not giving exception to the wealthy. The story is very fast paced once the background is set. As usual, there are many twists and turns... you will feel Harry's frustration trying to solve the case and protect the REAL possible victims.
Another reason you should read this book is that Rose has a writing style that keeps you riveted to the story. You will not be able to put it down! You feel along with the main character all his emotions! You want him to succeed! Will he solve this mystery in time?
I love this story as Willow Rose takes us on a wild ride through the twisted behavior of people. While the acts are indeed despicable, truth is stranger than fiction. She takes a true crime event and turns it into a thrilling tale! I can't wait for the next installment in this series! I've already hit the pre-order button!
This is the first of a new series set in Miami. Harry is a homicide detective who kinda plays by his own rules. His saving grace is he has solved more cases that anyone at the department.
When teenage girls are murdered, Harry is the natural choice. However, he is in hot water from his boss for reporting for work late and missing briefings. He is told the case is going to another detective and he's assigned to provide protection for a teen boy, William, whose parents are wealthy. He makes his distain known but to no avail.
Harry has a lot on his plate caring for his daughter who is in middle school and a wife who is unresponsive due to a drug overdose and needs constant care. But, he can't help but do his own investigation on the girls' deaths much to his boss's chagrin.
The girls were witness to a rape. The victim was shamed and has disappeared. Is someone killing them off? Can he help save the other witnesses? Harry has seen William's cruelty. Is he involved? What's with the chess pieces?
This story has many twists and I was shocked to see who the killer is and why. I received an ARC from the author and this is my voluntary review.
Detective Harry Hunter is a new character in a new series. He has been assigned to protect a young lady. Why? What is she part of? We have suspense, action, malevolence. Descriptive writing. Characters are fleshed out. Plot is well constructed, story is well written and thrilling. A great start to a new series. You don’t want to miss this one! I voluntarily received a copy of this book and l’m voluntarily posting a review. My opinion is entirely my own. I also bought the book.
Here we go again!! A new series with a great new main character from an excellent story teller! The characters are deeply developed and the descriptions are so vivid that the reader is totally engrossed, experiencing every twist and turn, not knowing what to expect next. If you like suspense, you’ll love Willow Rose books, all of them! I certainly do, and I highly recommend them. I received an advance copy of this book, but I also bought it, to support this great author. I’m eagerly waiting for the next book in the series – I've already pre-ordered it.
There is a bully in the high school-who has everyone including the teachers scared of him. When he is accused of raping a girl while others watched-he threatened them all to keep their mouths shut so he got off as innocent. Then girls from that high school were being found murdered---
Harry Hunter of the Miami PD’s homicide squad, where all this occurred, never really followed the rules. He was tasked with protecting the bully. To say the least he was not too happy about this! But he needed the job since his wife had been in a coma for 3 years. He had her at home where one of her friends helped take care of her and helped with his young daughter.
Even though he was not supposed to--he kept following the case trying to solve it--things kept happening--disturbing things.
This one has so many twists and turns it will have your head spinning--the ending will shock you as well!
I definitely am going to have to keep reading this series!!!!
I have purchased every one of Willow Rose's books and will continue to do so. She gets you involved with each of her characters and their lives, and you care about them. A lot happens in her books, there are so many twists and turns, surprises in each chapter, and just as you have figured it out, the story changes. I have just begun this story and will be done in two days max, and that's because your can't stop once you start. You can't wait to see what happens in the next chapter, please don't wait, order now and begin on a roller coaster ride between what happens in the real world and Willow Rose's mind twisted together to make an unforgettable ride for you, You will than buy each and every one of her book series!
This is the first book in a new series about a detective named Harry Hunter. I love the fact that many aspects of Willow’s books come from true accounts of real stories. The research she finds and puts together to write such amazing spellbinding books requires time and effort and yet she continues to give us these wonderful books month after month. Harry Hunter is going to be a star he has the determination to do what is necessary to get the job done no matter what. Thanks for making my hours so entertaining!