Monday, December 13, 2021
The Killing Hills
Betrayal. Chris Offutt’s novel titled, The Killing Hills, appeals to fans of thrillers in multiple ways. Protagonist Mick Hardin is a complex and compelling character who reveals himself as skilled investigator, supportive brother, insubordinate employee, and distracted husband. The rural setting and a suspicious death allow Offutt to riff on the alliances and secrets among families in the Kentucky hollers. Mick’s sister is a local sheriff who asks her brother to help her out on her first murder case. The intensity builds on every page, and the tight prose and clear dialogue propels readers at a quick pace toward a satisfying conclusion. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Killing Hills from amazon.com.