Blind River by Ben Follows
Ben Follows’s debut novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking, thrill-ride about the disappearances of four young women in the fragile town of Blind River.
Curtis Mackley left Blind River the moment he turned eighteen, fleeing to Manhattan to follow his dream of being an FBI agent. Fourteen years later, he’s a respected member of the Bureau, married to the woman of his dreams, and soon to be a father. He’s inches away from everything he ever wanted.
Then he and his partner, Frankie Lassiter, are sent to Blind River to investigate the disappearances of four young women, and Curtis’s visceral hatred for the town are the least of their problems.
There are almost no clues, the chief is out of ideas, a reporter is exploiting the disappearances to further her own career, and the prison looming over the treetops is a constant reminder of the criminals who ruled Blind River during Curtis’s childhood.
When Sam Marino, the man who plunged Blind River into darkness once before, escapes from prison, Curtis and Frankie find themselves in a battle for the soul of Blind River itself.