Book Tour: Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia
Welcome to Behind the Pages' stop on the Blackthorn Book Tour for Come Join the Murder!
"This is a novel I would read and reread and recommend to others. Fans of vigilante and desperado revenge will delight in this horror story." — Horror Tree.
Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.
Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside. The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van. Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.
James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.
James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is catching the attention of a nosy detective.
A huge thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours and Holly Rae Garcia for including me in the book tour for Come Join the Murder. I was provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.
What can a mother do when she loses her husband and son? After a trip to the beach turns deadly, Rebecca is left wandering a house filled with memories and silence. The police have found no answers, and she is left trying to pick up the pieces of her life alone. She finds herself searching for the person who took her family from her. But the paths it will lead her down are dark and unforgiving.
James was there the night her family was last seen but is determined to keep quiet. Having recently lost his job, he will do anything to make money. Growing up he learned to take what he needed, and he will do whatever he can to keep a roof over his mother’s head. Even if it means killing a few people along the way.
Holly Rae Garcia’s characters will send a chill down your spine. The choices they make due to the desperation they feel will leave you haunted. Rebecca and James face their own hardships with a gritty determination, forcing them both to make rapidly declining decisions. And yet they both believe what they are doing is best for themselves and the ones they love. Come Join the Murder shows what happens when desperate people are put in tough situations that end up breaking them.
I couldn’t help but feel for Rebecca as her grief tore her apart. I wanted answers just as badly as she did, even if I didn’t agree with her actions. Rebecca’s increasing need to know what happened in her family’s final moments drove the story forward at a rapid pace. With each turn of the page, Rebecca’s hope grew that one day she would have her answers and find the person who took her family away. Even if that hope is founded in dark intentions layered in guilt.
On the other hand, James’ story was sinister and dark from the start. A man who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, his mind was always on the next prize. James’ story made my skin crawl as he developed a taste for murder, and he began to take greater risks. Money was his greatest motivator, and the more he thought people had the more determined he was to take it from them. His warped perception of the world set him on a collision course with Rebecca, creating both a riveting and disturbing story. I can't wait to see what else Holly Rae Garcia writes!
About the Author
Holly Rae Garcia's debut novel, Come Join the Murder, was released on March 27th, 2020 by Close to the Bone Publishing (UK). Her short fiction has been published by Siren's Call, The Bookends Review, Rue Scribe, Pen to Print, The Australian Writers' Centre, and Trembling With Fear along with a few anthologies. Holly lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five dogs.
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