Andrea Oliver, Book 2
Synopsis: A small town hides a big secret…
Who killed Emily Vaughn?
Prom Night. Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn dresses carefully for what’s supposed to be the highlight of any high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the night, because of that secret, she will be dead.
Nearly forty years later, Andrea Oliver, newly qualified as a US Marshal, receives her first assignment: to go to Longbill Beach to protect a judge receiving death threats. But Andrea’s real focus isn’t the judge – it’s Emily Vaughn. Ever since she first heard Emily’s name a year ago, she’s been haunted by her brutal death. Nobody was ever convicted – her friends closed ranks, her family shut themselves off in their grief, the town moved on – so the killer is still out there. But now Andrea has a chance to find out what really happened…
Review: I really like Karin Slaughter and I was very curious to discover this second volume.
Emily Vaughn is in high school and has a bright future ahead of her. Unfortunately, after being raped, she gets pregnant. This is the end. She becomes the outcast of society. Even worse, she knows that one of her friends is the father of the baby. It has to be one of them. But she is killed before she can discover the truth. A few years later, Andrea Oliver, now a marshal, must go and protect Emily’s mother who is receiving death threats, but she is also determined to find out the truth about what happened to young Emily. She didn’t expect to be confronted with a cult that she would love to bring down.
I had a great time with the novel. I was very curious to find out who the baby’s father was and who killed young Emily. This poor girl really didn’t have a chance and was rejected even by her family who thought more about her career than her.
As I said, this was a very good read and I am very curious to read another adventure of our dear Andrea.