Bleeding Through by Sandra Parshall
This is one of the books I received in my book bag at Left Coast Crime in Monterey. I do not know Sandra Parshall personally, but I feel like I know her from her postings on the Sisters in Crime listserve. I was tickled to receive this book, among many, and read it first.
Believe me, I was not disappointed.
Bleeding Through is an excellent mystery with all the needed ingredients, but a a heightened sense of suspense. Not only is there the discovery of the dead body of a woman who has been missing for along time, but a stalker with plans for mayhem and murder.
The main character, Rachel Goddard, is a veterinarian, and along with Deputy Tom Bridger, takes teenagers on an outing to clean up trash in rural Mason County, Virginia. One of the teens makes a grisly discovery, the body of her missing sister.
As the cliche says, the plot thickens immediately.
If you like your mystery with plenty of chills, you'll love Bleeding Through.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith