You always come back⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Emily Smith


7/1/20232 min read

Book Blurb: In the vein of Kathleen Barber and Julia Heaberlin comes an electrifying debut suspense that pits the inhabitants of a small town against each other.

Nine years ago, July Weaver’s little sister was one of the first victims of the Pacific Lake Killer, a serial killer in Georgia. When other girls began to disappear and were found dead, it was July’s testimony that put her own father into prison for the crimes. After the sentencing, she fled to Nashville to focus on her music career and to try to forget the horrible past. But when her brother tries to kill himself, July is forced to come back home and reunite with her four remaining siblings.

What she isn’t expecting is to uncover new evidence that makes her question everything that happened to her sister nine years ago. Is it possible that July blamed the wrong person? Is it possible that the Pacific Lake Killer is still out there? As the linchpin to the case against her father—and the reason the Pacific Lake Killer case is closed—July knows it isn’t long before the killer will set their eyes back on her.

If they’re really still out there.

Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Thank you, NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this ARC.

I love a good and thrilling murder mystery, and ‘You always come back’, by Emily Smith didn't disappoint.
July’s father is a convicted serial killer. He got convicted because July testified against him after he killed her little sister and almost her.
July moved to Nashville and has a career in songwriting. She said she never would go back to her hometown, but when her brother is in trouble she has no other choice. Soon the question rises: is her father the real murderer or is the Pacific Lake Killer still out there?
I truly liked Emily her writing style. The characters were realistic and I could easily relate to July. The story had enough tension and got me stuck to the pages. I liked the many twists and although I was right pretty early on in the story (not telling about what) I wasn't completely sure, so had to finish it. I truly enjoyed the mystery and the storyline.
This was a very well-written story by a debut writer and I can't wait to read more from her in the future.