* Review * WILDFLOWER GRAVES by Rita Herron

* Review * WILDFLOWER GRAVES by Rita HerronWildflower Graves by Rita Herron
Series: Detective Ellie Reeves #2
Published by Bookouture on December 3, 2020
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The darkness closed around her. She tried to clear her vision, but there was no light, no noise, nothing. Only the emptiness, the echoing sound of being alone. Fear pulsed through her. The man had come out of nowhere. Who was he? Blinking away tears of frustration, in the pitch black she felt the floor and walls surrounding her. Cold. Steel. Bars.

Detective Ellie Reeves is hiking in the Appalachian Mountains when she discovers a body. As dusk falls, a gust of wind blows some petals on to Ellie’s path. Following the trail, she finds a golden-haired young woman dead on a bed of daffodils, with a note: Monday’s child is fair of face.

Thanks to her own past, the childhood she tries her hardest to forget, Ellie knows that the wilderness––and its shadows––is the perfect hunting ground for a criminal. She’s certain that the sinister nursery rhyme, written with an old-fashioned typewriter, means something.

It soon becomes clear when another body is found. Under the light of the moon, Ellie spots wildflower petals floating in a river. On the bank lies Tuesday’s child, another young woman who lost her life, far too soon, at the hands of a monster.

Ellie is up against a serial killer who will claim a victim for every day of the week. In the next twenty-four hours there will be another death, and when her own house is broken into, daffodil petals strewn across the floor, it’s clear the ruthless murderer has Ellie in his sights. Can she save more innocent women from his clutches? Or will he get to her first?


A heart pounding race against time! WILDFLOWER GRAVES is the second book in Rita Herron’s Detective Ellie Reeves series and we quickly reconnect with Ellie shortly after the end of the first book while she’s trying to make sense of the secrets that were uncovered and the blows that the town suffered. I was quickly hooked into this new serial killer mystery as Ellie stumbles across a body placed on wildflowers and the hunt for evil begins all over again. The characters are intriguing, the mystery is intense and the emotional connection between characters is powerful. I enjoyed it from start to finish and look forward to more from Ellie!

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys an addictive serial killer mystery with a strong female heroine who keeps finding herself in the middle of the drama.


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