The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Book of Cold Cases

Summary: A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After reading The Sun Down Motel and The Broken Girls, I have been keeping an eye out for more new books by Simone St. James. A few months ago, a Facebook friend of mine shared a photo of her copy of The Book of Cold Cases and I put in a request for a Netgalley copy and crossed my fingers it would be approved in a timely manner.


What I Liked:

Well you gotta know that I loved this cover! It just set my mind to wondering all sorts of things.

The tie to a cold case website. I love podcasts and websites dedicated to cold cases and that was an interesting part of this book.

The 2 main characters- Shea and Beth. Both were great characters!


Bottom line: Def a book to make sure you check out ASAP!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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