A Killing in the Hills
by Julia Keller
read by Shannon McCanus
Belle Elkins is the DA in the small, impoverished and drug-ridden West Virginia town where she grew up. One day a man walks into the local coffee shop and guns down three old men – then he just leaves. Carla Elkins, Belle’s 16 year old daughter is a witness.
Keller has done a fine job for a debut novel. The very young sounding and nasal voiced narrator was a bit irritating. Sometimes it felt like the plot was too fragmented and there was, perhaps, one extra and unnecessary thread. I’d be willing to read a series.