Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill is simply brilliant. Hill is a master at mixing horror with a great police case and a spark of romance.
This is the first book in the Johnston & Riley Series and we are introduced to Paige Riley, CJ Johnston and their partners, Billy and Ice respectively. The four FBI agents are tasked with looking into an investigation of a missing senator’s daughter. As they dig, they find out that there are a number of mysterious disappearances around the same area of East Texas and so Paige and CJ are sent undercover as teachers in an all girl’s school near the town of Hoganville.
But there are strange things happening in the town and they do not expect to be thrown directly into the scary, downright terrible world of horror that exists in the forests near the school.
Mix with that the sizzling chemistry between the women and the delightful circumstance of now having to pretend to be a couple at the school and you have one of my absolute favourite books.
Now with the narration of Abby Craden it is even better.
CJ and Paige are the two main characters. They are teamed up because they are both women and the all-girls school doesn’t allow male teachers.
Hill writes the characters with humour, flair and that spark of attraction.
CJ is a wild, sexy woman who is known for one night stands, coming into work wearing the same clothes as the night before and being a general smartass.
Paige is the one with her head on straight. She is the dependable one in the team. The uptight one, sometimes.
And these differences make for compelling characters.
The Writing Style
Gerri Hill is a master. Her words draw you into the world she is creating and you can barely rip yourself away long enough to sleep.
This book had truly creepy moments mixed with a fun case and some seriously delicious romance.
Abby Craden was the perfect narrator for this series. She added an element of delicious and heightened the brilliance that was already there.
A great book if you want something a little scary, a lot romantic and a ton of fun.
With a memorable and fun cast of characters an interesting and unique story and sexy narration there is no downside to this audiobook.
None, I love this book.
A heads up to folks who are not fans of violence against women. There are moments in the story where a woman is drugged while sex is occurring.
Go get this book if you are a fan of hot women, fast paced storytelling and couple of creepy fun moments.
AND if you love audiobooks then this one is top of my list of recommendations.
I think Hill and Craden may be my ultimate dream team.
Excerpt from Keepers Of The Cave by Gerri Hill
“Got a rather interesting assignment,” Howley said. “ Get comfortable. This will take a while.”
The large monitors on the near wall came to life and what appeared to be an aerial view of a small community propped up. A smattering of buildings was nearly swallowed by a forest of tall trees. He slid a file folder to each of them.
“We’re call it Hoganville Complex,” he said. “ Population estimated at fifty, give or take. I say estimated because this isn’t a town. It isn’t even an unincorporated community. By the way, Hoganville is the informal name only. It’s not an actual named town.” He pulled up a map on the monitor next. “It’s located between the Angelina National Forest and the Sabine National Forest in far East Texas. Lake Sam Rayburn is here,” he said, pointing, “ and the Louisiana border is here, in the middle of Toledo Bend Lake.”
“Disappearances?” Billy asked as he scanned the first page of the folder.
“Lots of them,” Howley said.
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- ISBN number: 9781594933011
- Publisher: Bella Books
- Audiobook Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Narrator: Abby Craden
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