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    A great read

    Water’s Edge is the second book in the Detective Megan Carpenter series and is one terrific read. If you are not familiar with Gregg’s work, then you need to get on board ASAP! A #1 New York Times, Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, you can’t go wrong! Gregg transports the reader back to Washington State where you become embroiled in Megan’s latest case. as we follow her and her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, on the hunt for a sadistic killer. While trying to solve the crime, Megan starts to receive disturbing messages from someone who is following her every move threatening to expose the secrets from her past that she has fiercely been hiding. Not without flaws, I do really love Megan’s character, but there is still so much to be learned about her. Gregg has done a great job so far just giving the reader enough to keep them engaged with her, but I do feel he has barely touched the surface. I look forward to more layers being peeled back in future instalments and gaining more insight into her. I also really enjoyed the partnership of Megan and Ronnie, who was able to bring out more of a gentler side to Megan’s rather brash demeanour. Although quite a harrowing plot, I did really enjoy this story. Through writing that is so vivid, an interesting plot with a set of diverse and well rounded characters who are very believable in the roles that they play, Gregg makes you feel that you are also part of the story seeing it all unfold. It is fast paced and keeps you on your toes and there are some twists that Gregg expertly adds in to throw you off course. He definitely is the master at doing this! While Water’s Edge can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend you starting with the first book, Snow Creek, as you would be missing out on another fantastic read. This is such a fresh and exciting series and I look forward to hopefully many books to come. It was a pleasure to read and review Water’s Edge which I highly recommend. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Gregg Olsen for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Water’s Edge which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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    Great new series !!

    5 stars it is ! Megan Carpenter is a smart determined , no holes barred detective with a background that would defeat the toughest of us. And she is funny!! I found myself chuckling and laughing out loud at her observations, you go girl !! Megan takes on a partner in book 2 to see who is killing all these women. Her partner is Ronnie Marsh and I liked her too! Not giving any of the plot away but there are twists and turns , the pages fly by and I could not quite decide who I would like to be the murderer. Love this series !! Thanks Gregg Olsen for an entertaining read. Can't wait to get my hard copy. Thanks to Net Galley and Bookouture for allowing me to go on the second journey with Megan !!
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    Great addition to this series!

    Water’s Edge by Gregg Olsen is the second in the Detective Megan Carpenter Tapes series. First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books) Megan Carpenter is a detective in Port Townsend, Washington.  Her childhood was a nightmare, with a mother who did little but lie.   Her brother Hayden, who she tried to protect,  is in Afghanistan.  He holds her responsible for leaving him without any family.  She feels bad for Hayden, but not for the things she had to do so that they both would survive.  She is re-living her childhood by listening to tapes made by a therapist, who is the only one who knows her full story. My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions) The body of a young red-headed woman is found at the base of a cliff in a secluded cove.  By the marks on her wrists, ankles and neck, it is apparent that she has been held captive.  The broken bones show she had been tortured.   The autopsy results show rape, and confirm murder.   Then they realize that this is not the first woman to die by this killer's hands, and it probably won't be the last. Detective Megan Carpenter has rookie Ronnie Marsh with her, and as much as Megan wants to work alone, it is hard to deny that Ronnie seems to be pretty helpful. Meanwhile, someone is leaving Megan messages....someone that knows her past, and because of this case, memories from that past are rising to the surface. My Opinions:  A great addition to the new series by Gregg Olsen.  I love his books (okay, most of them). Olsen has created a wonderful cast of characters, a number of them seriously flawed, but likable.  With each book we are learning more about Megan and her horrific past, and it is done in such a way that the reader really feels for her, while sometimes being a little shocked and horrified. The plot was interesting and the suspense intense.  The suspects were many, and although there was a twist, I saw through it. Can't wait for the next one....this ended in a bit of a cliff-hanger.
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    A thrilling book in an excellent series

    Detective Megan Carpenter's eidetic memory often lends itself well as she lands upon another brutal crime scene. Remembering every single thing in exact detail sometimes created great stress to Megan, but it sometimes proves to be exactly what allows her to get to the bottom of even the most difficult cases. As she approaches the crime scene and looks over the body of woman named Leann Truitt, Maggie takes in the gruesome details, including something that is an apparent clue. Meanwhile, Megan must contend with the fact that she is assigned to work with Reserve Deputy Ronnie Marsh. Megan works alone. Her boss, Sheriff Gray, knows that. As a matter of fact, he knows Megan very well, including the secrets of her past. Yet, he assigns Ronnie to Megan, so they must make it work. Details involving the current murder victim reminds Megan of past unsolved murder cases, and so she begins to think that they are all connected. But then another body is found and Maggie and Ronnie begin a chase that must come to an end quickly, with hopes that no more women will be murdered by the elusive killer. What a thrilling book by Gregg Olsen. This is the second book in theThe first book, Snow Creek, allowed the reader to get to know Megan and how she escaped a horrible past and made a very successful life for herself, despite memories creeping in more than she'd like to admit, which is often quite painful. This lends itself to the strength she shows despite said pain. So, as readers get even closer to Megan in Water's Edge, they also ride along on a bumpy trail filled with twists and turns, all leading to a thrilling end. The conclusion is tinged with a mix of sadness and hope, leaving me more than eager for the next book in this series. Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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    Best yet

    First let me say that this is my second book by Gregg Olsen and I can not wait for the next one in this series. I was set to give this a 4 star rating because I truly thought I had the killer all figured out. Boy was I ever wrong. Dead wrong. Megan Carpenter is a detective who has a history of her own. She is the product of a serial killer/rapist. She has become a cop to see justice is done for others no matter what. She will go to the extreme to see that the killer in this story is brought to justice. She has gone through a lot to get where she is and has no intention of letting anyone stand in her way. She’s tough, strong, unstoppable yet human too. She puts up a very strong front but deep down inside she just wants to have a good peaceful and happy life. She wants to hear from her baby brother, who was in Afghanistan, also. He holds a lot against her from their past. When the body of a young woman is found Megan and Ronnie, a young cop, go to the end to find the killer. They uncover more bodies that have been found before and find the link to them all. It’s a pretty gruesome account of what happened to each young woman and what they had to endure before dying. Each had had a child, one pregnant, and given them up for adoption. Each was a red head and they all looked so similar they could have been related. This is a great mystery/thriller and the thing I really liked about it was I did not figure out who the killer was. I usually do and was very surprised that it was not who I thought. It’s a story told by Megan and takes you on a ride you won’t soon forget. It spans several counties in the state of Washington and threw several different cops. Each has their own theory. But Megan does not give up until her and the young woman, Ronnie, working the case with her are finished finding all the evidence and putting away the bad guys. They sure go through a lot and are almost killed themselves. While all of this is going on you get a clear picture of what Megan’s life was growing up through the tapes she has and listens to in this story. All she endured trying to keep herself and her young brother safe. To top it off someone is stalking her from her past. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. The first, SNOW CREEK, was great and this one even better. I think the next will be even better than this if possible. Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through. The main character, Megan, is a very likable person and you will root for her to survive this. You will root for her to find this killer and bring them to their knees. I liked most of the characters in this book yet there were a few that you just will not like at all. They are just not likable. Thank you to #NetGalley, #GreggOlsen, #Bookouture for this ARC. I was in no way compensated for this review. It’s my own true feelings. A big 5 stars from me and a very high recommendation for anyone who loves a great edge of your seat thriller/mystery.
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