Kill Devil Falls by Brian Klingborg
After an ominous beginning, the action escalates with plenty of brutality to go around. Each denizen of Kill Devil Falls is more bizarre than the last.
U.S. Marshal Helen Morrissey gets an unwanted, but not particularly difficult-sounding assignment—to drive to Kill Devil Falls and pick up a felon who is being held there. The sheriff who was supposed to take her, Rita Crawford, back to Sacramento, has been called away on another emergency. Helen doesn’t realize that she has made herself a target just by driving north to that desolate mountain spot, now almost a ghost town.
And no wonder! The town has been declared an environmental disaster area, sink holes and a tainted water supply, prompting the government to attempt to move everyone out. The people who remain have their own dark reasons for being there, some of them deeply hidden. Nothing is quite what it seems when she gets there and she is given the run-around by nearly everyone. Not knowing who to trust, she wonders if she’ll make it out alive.
A rocky ride! I loved it!
Reviewed by Kaye George, author of, Death on the Trek, for Suspense Magazine. Death on the Trek is currently on sale for $2.50 at Smashwords.