This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
The year 1987 was when the murders started. Five people were killed by the Point Roberts Slayer in February. The killings continued the next two years in the same month, claiming the same number of victims. The mayor of the town took a drastic action; Point Roberts will be locked down every February to prevent murders so no one can leave or enter. The murders stopped; the plan worked, and the town continued to isolate itself from the world every second month of the year for decades. Yet, the murder cases remain unsolved and the identity of the Slayer is still a mystery. That is until a curious 17-year-old Liza Jennings finds The Fifteen, a book that contains details about the killings. Point Roberts is a contemporary mystery tale by Alexander Rigby.
Every crime is a puzzle and the fifteen victims of the Point Roberts Slayer are definitely that. With an intriguing premise and a well-paced plot, the location of the story effectively works as a solid setting for the mysterious murders. The narrative alternates between a number of characters' points-of-view. Liza, Theodore, Colette, Grant, and Maude are well fleshed out and have complex backgrounds that fit the somber mood of Alexander Rigby's Point Roberts. Liza is an easy protagonist to root for. Her inquisitiveness and relentless pursuit of answers earn her an immediate friendship with the older Theodore, a 54-year-old writer who injects a grounded investigation process into the murders. I also gravitated towards Colette who bravely assists Theodore against the repulsive Mayor Schultz, and found Maude's decision to end her seclusion for the sake of finding answers commendable. The truth, however, is much more twisted than the protagonists anticipated. Overall, an engrossing read from beginning to end.