The isolated, sleepy little village of Timber Falls—built on the bend of a swift mountain river—swells during the summer months as tourists flock to town to run the river, lured there by the Class V rapids.
Haley Martin used to be what the locals called a “river rat”, back during the days of her college years. Now she owns the Timber Falls Bar and Grill, drawn back to the picturesque village seven years ago after the tragic death of her wife.
Carter, a disgraced LAPD detective, was offered an out—a position on a team of unorthodox FBI agents. After a month of training, she is sent out on her own without a team or a partner.
When the gruesome murder of a college student—a river rat—sends the FBI agent to Timber Falls, Carter has no idea what she’s about to find there. She knows she’s looking for a serial killer that’s preying on tourists. But she has no idea that she might find some peace—and love—along the way.
|Publication Date||July 14, 2022|
|Cover Designer||Kayla Mancuso|
FROM THE AUTHOR
"For as many times as I’ve been to Colorado, I’ve never been rafting, although it looks like fun. A recent trip there had us standing on the bridge in Pagosa Springs, watching rafts go by on the San Juan River. As often happens, I tried to place the scene in a book. Would it be a romance? A murder mystery? How about both?
My original thoughts on Timber Falls ended up being completely different than how the book turned out. Different characters, different story. All that remained was the river. It ended up having a bigger role in the book than planned…but that’s what happens when you let the story take you places instead of forcing it where you wanted. I hope you’ll enjoy this one! Maybe it’ll give you the itch to try whitewater rafting…without the murders, of course!!"
Rubie C. - This is my first Gerri Hill book and I really enjoyed it. For me it was the perfect romance... sweet, and it moved at a nice pace for me. Hill can write a wonderful mystery/romance story! Her characters are well written and developed. The writing was great and kept me intrigued throughout the entire novel. The story was phenomenal and honestly, I already have her backlist books saved. The mystery was a favorite of mine. I was hooked and didn't want it to end so soon.
Michele R. - With Timber Falls and other mystery/romance books, Gerri Hill is an expert at weaving a gruesome murder story with relevant backstory with an emotionally charged romance. Another element in her writing that Hill has perfected is incorporating characters or mentions of characters from past books into her current book.
There are several mentions about FBI Agents Cameron Ross and Andrea Sullivan's FBI equipped RV (motorhome) from the Hell's Highway and Devil's Rock series. I believe the ending of Timber Falls was intentionally left open to continue the book in a series format similar to this other series. In the meantime, don't miss Timber Falls. I recommend this book to other readers looking for a mystery and a sweet romance.
Ms Hyde - The great thing about Gerri Hill is that she can write a good gruesome murder mystery and a down-to-earth romance with likeable main characters in one book. Add the small-town settings in the mountains and you get a perfect read for a rainy day or any day for that matter. I can't wait for her next book!
Jo R. - There's something so fresh and engaging about Gerri Hills' books. Each book is so different but there is a familiarity to them. I think this is because of the book setting, especially in the last few years, each new book seems to be set in an isolated setting, such as the mountains, isolated villages, or small towns but they always leave me with a familiar feeling that you've been there before, which I absolutely love about her books. It just draws me in.
If you're a fan and have read Gerri Hills' previous books, you'll know what to expect from her writing in her new book. Timber Hills will not disappoint, it is very much worth the read, I've given Timber Hills a 4.6 out of 5.
Della B. - Gerri Hill has proven repeatedly that she knows how to write a murder mystery. Timber Falls is yet another example of this. The serial killer aspect brings a few unexpected twists to the table which only elevates the intense plot. Hill’s writing is superb as she brings you quickly into the story and holds your attention until the end. I would say this is a typical Hill novel but only if you understand ‘typical’ to mean an outstanding story, intriguing characters, beautiful settings, and unparalleled writing.
Karen C. - Gerri Hill is the only lesfic writer I can think of who can write absolutely any genre, and consistently produce top-quality work. Romance, mystery, paranormal...Timber Falls is no exception. As always in a Gerri Hill book, the location setting is undeniably one of the main characters. The descriptions of the mountains and the river and the falls are so clearly defined that I could easily visualize the entire town.
Haley and Carter are a compelling couple, each with her own backstory and personal baggage to overcome. Forced proximity is part of it, sure, but the pairing completely works. I was drawn in immediately, and in fact, was 30% in before I ever even looked to see how far I was. It's a great day when Gerri Hill releases a new book.
Queer A. Reviews - Set in the small mountain town of, you guessed it, Timber Falls, this murder mystery/romance contains so many aspects of Hill’s writing style that makes her one of the best in this genre. Hill uses her words to describe the picturesque surroundings so vividly and succinctly, the characters communicate with each other which prevents so much unnecessary angst, and the plot is fresh and exciting. There is romance and cute banter, mystery, and suspense and it all intertwines perfectly so that the reader isn’t left feeling like there is too much of some and not enough of another.
Sam D. - Another great crime story by Hill with a lovely romance as well. These are the things I love.
Anne M. - Ms Hill does not let you down. The characters are developed properly, they seem credible even when acting strangely, and the denouement is satisfying. If you’ve read Ms Hill before you won’t be disappointed and if you haven’t you’re in for a treat as there’s something for everyone in her back catalogue.
Betty H. - I thoroughly enjoyed reading Timber Falls by Gerri Hill. If you love a thrilling murder mystery combined with a heartwarming love story, then read this book.
Abbott F. - This book may well be the best book Gerri Hill has written in years. It has everything needed to keep her readers reading into the wee hours of the morning–a well-written slow-burn romance, strong women characters, the hunt for a serial killer, drama, and a HEA ending.
Stephanie D. - Both characters were great and even the supporting characters were lovable. The writing as usual was on point which makes the book very easy to read and hard to put down. Can't wait for the next one!
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