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Black Reed Bay by Rod Reynolds

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Orenda Books
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About The Book

When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident.
Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn’t sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top threatening the integrity of the investigation, lead detective Casey Wray is thrust into an increasingly puzzling case that looks like it can have only one ending.
And then the first body appears, and Casey’s investigation plunges her into a darkness she could never have imagined…


My Thoughts

A young woman has been missing from an exclusive oceanfront community; and the detective Casey Wray seems the only one taking the case seriously. The family has secrets, the man who was dating her has secrets and then some frightening calls saying that the woman is dead start happening. Who was this young woman and why was she so afraid?
This had been a slow paced story, in the beginning the story seemed slow and with a direct plot ahead, a missing woman that is escaping from her date. But when Casey starts investigating the things start feeling weird and everyone seems to have a secret agenda related to the case… And we can’t forget the bad situation her boss is having at work that will put her in a difficult situation. When will she have a peaceful day and have a normal night? Not soon, I can assure you!
This was an interesting read, seeing how a detective investigates the case is something we are used to, but in this case, Casey will become involved in the case, caring for the family of the missing girl and seeing this case as her priority will put her in a dangerous place. I really liked how Casey shares her feelings and reminds the readers how difficult it is to be a woman working for the police force. How she always has to push herself harder than any men and not always being respected. I hope this will not be the only case with Casey Wray, she is brave and intelligent, her cases are worth the read!
Are you ready for a walk at the “Black Reed Bay”?


About The Author

Rod Reynolds is the author of four novels, including the Charlie Yates series.
His 2015 debut, The Dark Inside, was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger, and was followed by Black Night Falling (2016) and Cold Desert Sky (2018); the Guardian has called the books ‘pitch-perfect American noir ’. A lifelong Londoner, Rod’s first novel set in his hometown, entitled Blood Red City, was published by Orenda Books in 2020.
Rod previously worked in advertising as a media buyer, and holds an MA in novel writing from City University London. He lives with his wife and family and spends most of his time trying to keep up with his two young daughters.