Dead Reckoning, Lea O’Harra

Indiana, January 2010.

It’s a hot summer’s day in 1984 when twelve-year-old Gilly and her friend Sally find a dead new-born in a shoebox in the cemetery of their tiny town.

Deciding to keep their discovery a secret, they bury the body in Gilly’s yard.

The results are disastrous. Flowers are mysteriously left on strollers. Two local children disappear and end up dead. A suspect is arrested and confesses, blaming the deaths on the girls’ having taken the dead baby.

Gilly grows up but is haunted by what’s happened. As a young woman, she flees the town and its memories, going all the way to Japan.

Returning with her Japanese husband Toshi to attend her mother’s funeral, Gilly finds the past is not past. She’s threatened, and someone is putting flowers on strollers again.

When another child is abducted, Gilly knows she must discover the truth about what happened all those years ago before more lives are lost.

Dead Reckoning … where do I begin book lovers? How about I start by saying that Dead Reckoning is an incredible read and a novel that should not be missed! Dead Reckoning is an incredible book written by Lea O’Harra, an author who managed to captivate and enthrall me from the very first page of the book! Now that I have finished Dead Reckoning I can happily write that this book exceeded my expectations and it thrilled, shocked, and entertained me from start to finish! That is why I already recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Dead Reckoning, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!

Dead Reckoning is a sensational novel that will take its readers on a dark and twisted journey. The reader in Dead Reckoning will meet the star of the book, Gilly, who lives with a troubled past that haunts her. In 1984, at just twelve years old, Gilly and her friend Sally find a dead baby girl in a shoebox in their tiny town. They bury the body in Gilly’s yard and soon children disappear and end up dead and the culprit blames his crimes on Gilly and Sally for having taken the dead baby.

It is years later that all these memories come back to haunt her when she returns with her husband from Japan to her mother’s funeral. It is here that she is once again raveled in something sinister and another child is taken. What follows is a shocking tale in which Gilly will have to find the truth of what happened and solve the mystery before more lives are lost, and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Dead Reckoning!

Dead Reckoning is a fast-paced, unique mystery with a thick plot that is shocking as well as captivating, and although the novel terrified me at points! Thanks to the shocking nature, it was still bewitching! This is thanks to Lea O’Harra’s combination of her flawless literature and her fast-paced narrative that had twists and turns galore that are guaranteed to keep you reading until the end.

The story of Dead Reckoning is an intriguing one and one that left me shocked at many points. I am not talking about a small amount of shock to book lovers but rather a massive shock because Dead Reckoning provides a host of them and they are all brilliant! The twists and turns and the numerous shocking moments throughout the story thrilled me from start to finish and kept me entertained and turning the pages with haste. It is tough for an author to keep their readers engaged, especially when writing a mystery thriller, so the fact that Lea O’Harra was able to do this and so effortlessly shows us that she is an incredibly talented author whose work should not be missed!

To conclude my thoughts on the wonderful novel that is Dead Reckoning, I would say Dead Reckoning is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story! It has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development, and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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