Book review: Vengeance Road
BOOK: Vengeance Road
AUTHOR: Rick Mofina
WITH a storyline fit for a murder mystery show, you'll be on the edge of your seat (or wherever you do your reading) until the last page of Vengeance Road.
The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek and her friend Jolene Peller, a single mum struggling to build a new life with her little boy, vanishes the night she tries to find Bernice.
Hero cop Karl Styebeck is beloved by his community, but privately police are uneasy with the answers he gives to protect the life and the lie he's lived.
The case haunts Jack Gannon, a gritty, blue-collar reporter whose own sister ran away from their family years ago.
Gannon risks more than his job to pursue the story behind Styebeck's dark secret, his link to the women, and the mysterious big rig roaming America's loneliest highways on its descent into eternal darkness.
Vengeance Road is a straight-up serial killer thriller - it touches a raw nerve and it leaves you holding your breath.
Rick Mofina is a superb storyteller, combining believable characters, great language choice and a plot with just enough intrigue to keep you guessing.
Jack Gannon is my kind of hero, armed only with his unwavering sense of right and wrong, a computer, a notebook and a pen.