The Fields by Erin Young

Riley Fisher, Book 1

Synopsis: A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young’s The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest.

Some things don’t stay buried.

It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture.

When Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations for the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, arrives on the scene, an already horrific crime becomes personal when she discovers the victim was a childhood friend, connected to a dark past she thought she’d left behind.

The investigation grows complicated as more victims are found. Drawn deeper in, Riley soon discovers implications far beyond her Midwest town.

Review: When I read the synopsis, I was intrigued and curious about this novel.

Riley Fisher is on a new case: a young girl she knew when she was younger has been killed in a very strange way. Unfortunately, she won’t be the only victim.

This story hides a lot of secrets, especially since an agricultural maniac is involved.

I had a good time and was curious to find out what happened, how these people were killed and most importantly who was responsible. The truth is surprising!

An interesting thriller, the first volume of a series that I am curious to discover the continuation.