An Unsettled Grave by Bernard Schaffer

An Unsettled Grave  is the Second book in the Santero and Rein crime thriller series by Bernard Schaffer.

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

About the Book (Synopsis):

In this brilliantly chilling follow-up to The Thief of All Light, veteran police officer Bernard Schaffer digs deep into the past–and the haunted psyches of the detectives who search for truth . . . at any cost.

“There’s a thousand scavengers in these woods.”

Before being promoted to detective, Carrie Santero was given a rare glimpse into the mind of a killer. Through her mentor, Jacob Rein–a seasoned manhunter whose gift for plumbing the depths of madness nearly drove him over the brink–she was able to help capture one of the most depraved serial killers in the country. Now, the discovery of a small human foot buried in the Pennsylvania woods will lead her to a decades-old cold case–and the darkest secrets of her mentor’s youth.

“Nobody trusts an animal that tries to eat its own kind.”

Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing. A police officer was murdered. Another committed suicide. The lives of everyone involved would never be the same. For three agonizing decades, Jacob Rein has yearned for the truth. But when Detective Carrie Santero begins digging up new evidence, she discovers some answers come with shattering consequences

Miss W’s Review: 

5 Thrilling Stars!

I have not read the first book in the series, but that was not a problem at all. This is a stand alone and let me tell you it STANDS ALONE, in the best possible way ever.

The story is told in alternating timelines between the present and the past, with multiple character perspectives which I really enjoyed.  The past story from some 30 years ago was so  engaging I couldn’t put this book down. If your looking for a short read, this isn’t it. The plot is well developed with intricate multi layered story lines.

The characters are well developed, complicated and some are likeable and some are not, which fits perfect into this genre.

I really enjoyed An Unsettled Grave. Pre-order your copy on Amazon.

Until the next chapter,