"Salvation Station" by Kathryn Schleich
Thank you to the author and She Writes Press for sending me a copy in exchange for a review.
First, I don't read many thrillers, but I genuinely enjoyed this one. I'd definitely say it is more of a thriller than a mystery because the story bounces back and forth between the killer and the police force.
I really enjoyed the characters and the story overall. I thought it was fun and engaging. The book did lose me a little bit toward the middle, but it pulled me back in toward the end.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to thriller lovers. This one will keep you on your toes as you eagerly await to see what happens next!
"When committed female police captain Linda Turner, haunted by the murders of two small children and their pastor father, becomes obsessed with solving the harrowing case, she finds herself wrapped up in a mission to expose a fraudulent religious organization and an unrepentant killer.
Despite her years of experience investigating homicides for the force, Captain Linda Turner is haunted by the murders of the Hansen family. The two small children, clothed in tattered Disney pajamas, were buried with their father, a pastor, in the flower garden behind a church parsonage in Lincoln, Nebraska. But Mrs. Hansen is nowhere to be found—and neither is the killer.
In St. Louis, the televangelist Ray Williams is about to lose his show—until one of his regular attendees approaches him with an idea that will help him save it. Despite his initial misgivings, Ray agrees to give it a try. He can’t deny his attraction to this woman, and besides, she’d assured him the plan is just—God gave her the instructions in a dream.
Multiple story lines entwine throughout this compelling mystery, delving into the topics of murder, religious faith, and the inherent dangers in blindly accepting faith as truth. While Reverend Williams is swept up in his newfound success and plans for his wedding, Captain Turner can only hope that she and her team will catch the Hansens’ cunning killer—before more bodies surface."