The Water Tower
by Amy Young
October 9 - November 3, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
At the same time, Josie is battling demons of her own. As she faces debilitating insomnia that leaves her with gaps in her memory, she dives into the tangled secrets surrounding the investigation. When she finally unravels the web, she discovers that the truth lies much closer to home than she could have ever imagined.
Praise for The Water Tower:
"Start with a suspicious death of a beloved student, add a devoted former starlet turned drama teacher, and a dash of the police closing the case far too quickly, and you have the makings of a twisting and propulsive mystery. Amy Young’s The Water Tower will keep you flipping the pages to find out who killed the politician’s young daughter, and then have you checking if your teenager is where they should be tonight."
~ Mary Keliikoa, multi-award nominated author of HIDDEN PIECES and the PI Kelly Pruett mystery series
"The Water Tower is an electrifying work of suspense that depicts a wonderful hometown setting. This slow-burn mystery with sparkling prose has a well-crafted plot that is at once engrossing and fully realized from beginning to end. I highly recommend this engaging mystery."
~ David Putnam, Bestselling author of the Bruno Johnson series and Dave Beckett series
This is a pretty good mystery that combines elements of a regular mystery plot with some mental issues. I like that Josie has to become an amateur sleuth after the police department succumbs to pressure and closes the case prematurely. It is typical small town politics.
The characters were drawn rather well. We get a good sense of Josie's troubles and the reason she left a successful acting career. The villain was no surprise as I had anticipated the individual early on. As for the plot, the tension builds slowly and methodically yet I was surprised at the suspense near the end.
This is a good debut effort and I enjoyed it so I will be looking for the next one from Young.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: June 20, 2023
Number of Pages: 290
Series: The Lakeview Mysteries, Book 1
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)