Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award winning author Brian FreemanLisa Power is a tortured ghost of her former self The author of a bestselling thriller called Thief River Falls, named after her rural Minnesota hometown, Lisa is secluded in her remote house as she struggles with the loss of her entire family a series of tragedies she calls the Dark Star Then a nameless runaway boy shows up at her door with a terrifying story he s just escaped death after witnessing a brutal murder a crime the police want to cover up Obsessed with the boy s safety, Lisa resolves to expose this crime, but powerful men in Thief River Falls are desperate to get the boy back, and now they want her tooLisa and her young visitor have nowhere to go as the trap closes around them Still under the strange, unforgiving threat of the Dark Star, Lisa must find a way to save them both, or they ll become the victims of another shocking tragedy she can t foresee Creepy Haunting Thisfirst reads book is a well paced thriller that will completely give you the shivers Lisa writes thrillers, set in her former hometown Bad things have happened there And the people she should be able to trust can t be trusted When an injured boy shows up at her house with no memory of who he is and claims the police tried to murder him, Lisa is duty bound to protect him And now they re both in danger in her isolated home in rural northern Minnesota The cops ar Creepy Haunting Thisfirst reads book is a well paced thriller that will completely give you the shivers Lisa writes thrillers, set in her former hometown Bad things have happened there And the people she should be able to trust can t be trusted When an injured boy shows up at her house with no memory of who he is and claims the police tried to murder him, Lisa is duty bound to protect him And now they re both in danger in her isolated home in rural northern Minnesota The cops are creeping outside their door There was a murder Someone tried to bury this boy alive and now they re going to silence him and Lisa for good You can t trustanyoneThe author did an excellent job of setting the atmosphere of cold, isolated rural Minnesota, of really making you feel every scene If you like being scared, this is a good thriller And I completely didn t predict the way the end twisted things up totally an awesome surprise Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader Just okayThroughout this book,I felt like everything was so contrived and people did and said things that were illogical by the end I understood why that was but the twist did not really make up for the story before it In trying to make the end a surprise, the main character wasn t developed enough for me to feel like I knew her, orimportantly to like her Or to feel the connection she had with the boy Yes who wouldn t want to help a kid in need, but I wasn t feeling the extreme devotio Just okayThroughout this book,I felt like everything was so contrived and people did and said things that were illogical by the end I understood why that was but the twist did not really make up for the story before it In trying to make the end a surprise, the main character wasn t developed enough for me to feel like I knew her, orimportantly to like her Or to feel the connection she had with the boy Yes who wouldn t want to help a kid in need, but I wasn t feeling the extreme devotion that was written.I read it but I didn t feel it if that makes any sense On the plus side, it did keep my attention and I did want to keep reading to find out how it ends, but I also felt like I wAs wishing it would just get done already The author is great at describing settings, but I didn t want all the time it took to put me in the place I just wanted it to be done I want two days of my life back This started off with a bang, so I kept reading Soon I got annoyed that the heroine had so many Too Stupid to Live Moments Who stops at a diner for French toast when she s supposedly on the run from bad guys But luckily for her, the bad guys seemed equally dumb, as they never thought to look for her in the most obvious places And the coincidences Every time she needed to know something, a new character would pop up and deliver the info Personally, I try to I want two days of my life back This started off with a bang, so I kept reading Soon I got annoyed that the heroine had so many Too Stupid to Live Moments Who stops at a diner for French toast when she s supposedly on the run from bad guys But luckily for her, the bad guys seemed equally dumb, as they never thought to look for her in the most obvious places And the coincidences Every time she needed to know something, a new character would pop up and deliver the info Personally, I try to limit myself to one coincidence per book But then we arrive at the twist ending and understand why the heroine was so dumb, but now her adversaries look even dumber If you think about it too long, the whole thing falls apart So if you re prone to think too much, don t read this 3.5 rounded upLisa Power is a successful author with one of her books to be dramatised by Reese Witherspoon s company However, in the year of Dark Star she has suffered much tragedy Her life is placed in danger when she finds a young boy who she names Purdue on her property He is suffering memory loss but gradually a dark tale emerges and they both go on the run Who to trust This is an intriguing story which builds well with plenty of false trails, hints of menace and tension, there are car 3.5 rounded upLisa Power is a successful author with one of her books to be dramatised by Reese Witherspoon s company However, in the year of Dark Star she has suffered much tragedy Her life is placed in danger when she finds a young boy who she names Purdue on her property He is suffering memory loss but gradually a dark tale emerges and they both go on the run Who to trust This is an intriguing story which builds well with plenty of false trails, hints of menace and tension, there are car chases, guns and at times feels a bit Wild West ish The setting in remote N Minnesota is atmospheric and provides a good backdrop to the drama The story falls a bit flat in the middle but then builds again to an unexpected conclusion An enjoyable quick read Thanks tofor this Prime First Read for January