As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.
Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.
Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous—and deadlier—than she ever expected
On one thunderous night, Sheriff, Piper Blackwell, comes across a skeleton that was buried long ago. Her and Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, work together to uncover the hidden truths behind the skeletal remains. Sheriff Piper begins to unravel the truth as she investigates among the small surrounding towns. But danger lurks for her as she pushes forward to justice.
“The Dead of Night” by Jean Rabe is a racing, heart pounding thriller. I couldn’t put it down. It is filled with mystery and investigative work. It is excellent and written with skill. The author, Jean Rabe, has a unique voice in the mystery/thriller genre.
The plot captivated me right from the beginning as it starts out with a bang. It is filled with twists and turns, keeping the reader’s interest peaked.
The descriptions of the scenery and people kept my imagination filled with images.
The interesting characters are well written and developed. I loved their personalities, quirks and wit. They are all integrated into the storyline with precision and aptitude.
This is an exciting read with danger, mystery and intrigue.
I was surprised by the author’s ability to create a real mystery with all the components needed.
It’s just very well written and thought out.
I have read a lot of mysteries, and “The Dead of Night” is now at the top of my list of the best.
I fully recommend this book to all mystery/thriller/suspense lovers and even those who haven’t tried the genre yet.
You won’t be disappointed with this suspenseful read. This is a 5 star mystery.