REVIEW: Next Girl to Die by Dea Poirier

Posted June 19th, 2019 by in Blog, Mystery/Thriller, Review / 2 comments

Next Girl to Die  by Dea Poirier is the first book in this author’s Calderwood Cases series.

Clair Calderwood is working as a homicide detective in Detroit when she receives a call from a police sargeant in her former hometown of Vinalhaven, Maine. He gives her the bad news that the body of a young girl was found in Grimes Park.

Claire immediately has a flashback to the news of her sister Rachel’s death fifteen years ago. Her body was found in Grimes Park as well. Sargeant Michaels asks Claire to return home and find the killer. Claire has avoided Vinalhaven all these years but she knows she has the skills to help with the investigation so she needs to return home and help find the murderer.

No sooner does Claire return home than she encounters journalist Noah Washington who is investigating the cold case of the murder of Rachel Calderwood, Claire’s sister. Noah has lots of questions for Claire about the murder of her sister. Nope! Claire is not doing this. Unfortunately Sargeant Michaels insists Claire work with Noah because he believes Noah can help. What happens from there is for the reader to find out!

Dea Poirier treats her readers to some really well-written drama, well-developed characters and a fascinating plot. There’s plenty of action and suspense as Claire and Noah investigate the cold case and the new murders. I really enjoyed the suspense in this edge-of-my-seat read of this book.

Book Info:

Publication: May 1st 2019 | Thomas & Mercer | The Calderwood Cases #1

Solving the case will avenge her sister—unless the killer finds her first.

It’s been fifteen years since Claire Calderwood’s sister, Rachel, was brutally murdered in their small hometown in Maine. Claire has finally carved out a life for herself as a homicide detective in Detroit, but the past comes calling when the local police back home ask for her help with a murder eerily similar to Rachel’s.

Still haunted by Rachel’s cold case, Claire returns home, hoping to solve the crime and finally put her grief to rest. As she starts investigating, the last thing she needs is tenacious journalist Noah Washington asking questions she’s not ready to answer. But like her, Noah won’t give up until he finds the truth—and Claire reluctantly finds herself relying on him more and more when disturbing new details about Rachel’s death come to light.

When the killer strikes once again, Claire knows he’s not done. Now he’s set his sights on Claire, who will have to find the courage she needs to survive a deadly confrontation years in the making.



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