#BookReview: DARK HARVEST by Chris Patchell

Becky Kincaid ventures out in the middle of a snowstorm to buy a car seat for her unborn baby and never makes it home. When a second pregnant woman disappears, Marissa Rooney and the team at the Holt Foundation fear a sinister motive lurks behind the crimes.

Lead investigator, Seth Crawford, desperately searches for the thread that binds the two cases together, knowing that if he fails, another woman will soon be gone. While Seth hunts for clues, a madman has Marissa in his sights and she carries a secret that could tear her whole world apart.

Can Seth stop the killer before he reaps his…

Dark Harvest

Published: May 2017

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My Review

If I had to come up with one word to describe this book, I think I’d go with ‘intense’. This is the kind of story that reaches out and grabs hold of you, twisting your emotions until you gasp.

The content takes on unplanned pregnancies, economic struggles of young mothers, and the psychological aftermath of abuse. Put that together with a riveting mystery, sprinkle in a touch of madness, and you have a story that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

“No,” Brooke whimpered, drowning in the memory of him.

Chris Patchell weaves a riveting crime story, but my favorite aspect is the depth and humanity she gives all of her characters. Heroes have flaws and bad guys (and girls) almost always have some good in them. Patchell perfectly captures the complexity of human nature.

There were moments of your life you wanted to scrub from your mind, no matter what it cost you.

Somehow I missed book 1 in this series, and I had no problem at all understanding the characters or their relationships here. This reads well as a stand-alone.

*I received an advance copy from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.*


Thanks for reading. 🙂