River of Secrets: A Mystery Review


  • First-time teacher MEGAN McCONNELL has misgivings about her new job—the remoteness of the small Oregon town where she’s been hired, the fact that the previous teacher had committed suicide—but with a DUI on her record (and even worse things not on it), she knows she should be grateful for any teaching job she can get. Problems arise quickly, though, when Megan suspects that a 10-year-old boy in her class is being molested by his foster father, who happens to be the head of the local school board. Megan works to gain the confidence of the secretive boy, Wesley, but when she has enough evidence to press for an investigation, things go terribly wrong: Wesley accuses her of misconduct, and the foster father forces her to resign. When the boy then disappears, Megan becomes the prime suspect in his possible murder. Like the character-driven mysteries of Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and John Hart, River of Secrets moves forward at a relentless pace, building momentum towards its startling climax.

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“Howorth’s novel is rich in the moist, grey atmosphere of the rural Oregon coast, and its main character, a school teacher plunged into a community with some ugly secrets, has a “past” of her own. What unfolds is a plot worthy of the masters of mystery, full of suspense and surprising turns, and with a stomach-churning ending to die for.” By Terry Ross

“I met the author while on a Mission trip to Guatemala. We would play cards in the evening and he mentioned he had written his first novel. When I got home to Denver I emailed him and he sent me a copy of the book. What a great read, I am amazed that this is his first book. I see a great future for Rich and hope to read another one of his books soon!” By Jim Eddleman

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Product Details

Author: Richard Howorth
Kindle Price: Paperback $14.99
Paperback: 332 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1475103492
ISBN-13: 978-1475103496
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,341,681 in Books