Bitter River - Bell Elkins, Bk 2 Author:Julia Keller Phone calls before dawn are never good news. And when you're the county's prosecuting attorney, calls from the sheriff are rarely good news, either. So when Bell Elkins picks up the phone she already knows she won't like what she's about to hear, but she's still not prepared for this: 16-year-old Lucinda Trimble's body ha... more »s been found at the bottom of Bitter River. And Lucinda didn't drown -- she was dead before her body ever hit the water.
With a case like that, Bell knows the coming weeks are going to be tough. But that's not all Bell is coping with these days. Her daughter is now living with Bell's ex-husband, hours away. Sheriff Nick Fogelsong, one of Bell's closest friends, is behaving oddly. Furthermore, a face from her past has resurfaced for reasons Bell can't quite figure. Searching for the truth, both behind Lucinda's murder and behind her own complicated relationships, will lead Bell down a path that might put her very life at risk.« less
I almost put this book down without finishing. There was too much detail, it was boring and I didn't care for the characters. However, toward the middle of the book, it became more interesting and exciting as the mystery deepened,