Monday, August 31, 2015

Crooked River by Valerie Geary.....Review and Giveaway!

I just finished a great read and I am so excited to share it with you today.  Crooked River by Valerie Geary is a must read and would be an excellent book club pick.  Here is the scoop....


About the Book

With the inventiveness and emotional power of Promise Not to Tell, The Death of Bees, and After Her, a powerful literary debut about family and friendship, good and evil, grief and forgiveness.
He is not evil. I am not good.
We are the same: broken and put back together again.
Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder.
Fifteen-year-old Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt. Unwilling to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together.
I see things no one else does.
I see them there and wish I didn’t. I want to tell and can’t.
Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom’s funeral and refuses to leave. Now, another is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, closer and more dangerous than either girl can imagine.
Told in Sam and Ollie’s vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming of age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery that will touch reader’s hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page.

My Thoughts:  As far as I am concerned  you can't help but fall in love with both book narrators Ollie and Sam.  Both girls are endearing in their own way and leave you wanting to climb into the book and mother them.  I really enjoyed having two different narrators/perspectives in the book and feel that it added much more depth to the story.  Lately one of my favorite types of reads are mysteries and this book did not disappoint in its' twisting tale that kept me guessing.  With a descriptive style, Geary creates a setting and characters that completely grab you from beginning to end.  I found myself not wanting to put the book down AND wanting to put the book down so it wouldn't end!  I am already looking forward to the Valerie Geary's next book!

You can pick up a copy of Crooked River on the Harper Collins website HERE.

I am so excited to tell you that the publisher, Harper Collins is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of Crooked River.  Thanks so much to the sponsor for a great read and good luck!  To enter use the Rafflecopter form.....
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30 comments:

Sandy Klocinski said...

My favorite genre of books is True Crime. Truth is stranger than fiction

Denise S. said...

My favorite genre is true crime also.

Audra said...

I love anything factual about history

slb3334 said...

my favorite genre is mystery.

wen budro said...

Hmmm....I tend to go by plot or author- not really by genre. I think that fiction with some paranormal elements might be my favorite.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will read almost anything, but I tend to gravitate to mysteries/thrillers.

tatertot374 said...

I like romance and mystery. Thank you

Lisa Pecora said...

I like Mystery and Young Adult.

Cindy S. said...

Thrillers and YA are a toss-up for my favorite genre!

carrie Smith said...

I've been reading quite a bit of mystery lately, but my favorite is Classic Lit (especially 18th c. British literature).

Caroline said...

I read almost anything, just has to be a compelling story.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I like romance and I do read a lot of other types of books too.

Julie Waldron said...

I like Amish fiction books.

Darlene said...

i love mystery books.

Nancy said...

Mysteries, and legal and medical thrillers are my favorites.

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Diana said...

I like a good love story
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Danielle jones said...

My favorite would probably be Amist romance, then I like mysteries.
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Daniel M said...

i like paranormal and magic - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Connie Tillman said...

I read a lot of Historical Fiction -- I also love Amish stories

Leela said...

I like comedies.

Tara Lauren said...

As long as the book has pages, I'll read it. Mysteries are my favorite though.

Helen Bush said...

I love all kinds of books but usually paranormal ones are my favorite

Ken Ohl said...

love suspense books for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Liberty Lithium said...

I like romance and young adult

Angela Saver said...

My favorite genre is mystery!

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Amy S said...

My favorite is mystery

tashamwilkerson said...

My favorite genre is murder mystery!

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Betty C said...

I'm reading mostly murder mysteries right now, but I love romance, historical fiction, paranormal and spy thrillers oh yes and science fiction.

Nicole C. said...

My favorite genre is historical fiction, but I read a little of everything!

Donna said...

I really don't have a favorite genre. I like to switch it up all the time.