In ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDES, a long time nightmare returns to Graveyard
Falls, named for
a big waterfall in the mountains of Tennessee. This was the
scene, thirty years ago for three brutal murders of teen
age high school cheerleaders, their bodies found at the
base of the waterfall. All had a long-stemmed red rose,
complete with thorns, forced into their throats. On the
day of the yearly memorial held to pay tribute to the
girls and their families, another young girl is found
murdered and placed at the same location. She is dressed
in a wedding gown, with a blue, lacy garter tightly wound
around her throat. She, too, has a thorny red rose in her
throat. Is this a copy cat killer?
Sheriff Buckley, recently retired and suffering from a
brain tumor, arrested Johnnie Pike for the murders performed
by the "Thorne Ripper." Pike was handsome, popular and the
football star at high school. He was also seeing Anna, the
Sheriff's daughter. Pike was convicted and sent to prison
but is now facing the possibility of parole. Pike never
confessed, in fact, he said he was framed. Did the
sheriff do his job, or did he set Pike up?
Cal Coulter, FBI Special Agent, is called to investigate the
sadistic murders of thirty years ago and the two new Bride
Killers. Cal returns to reunite with his best friends'
widow, Mona Monro, as they have unfinished business.
Mona Monro does a local radio show and was married to Cal's
best friend, who died. She receives calls from the killer
anonymously "on air." As she leaves work, he abducts
Carol Little is a reporter looking for her big "scoop" and
her front page story, but annoys everyone in town asking too
many questions. She meets Will, who is in his twenties and who has strange
and a weird manner. He's a local hunter who lives with his mother up in
the mountains. Carol's instincts scream at her about him.
Best-selling author Rita Herron has done it again. This is
a page turner that keeps you glued, following the clues,
putting the pieces of the puzzle together to find who the
serial killer is. If you enjoy reading about sadistic
killings with a severe fright factor, and a cast of characters
that is riveting, you will enjoy ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDES.
Think you can solve this one? I did and enjoyed!
A young woman lies dead at the bottom of a waterfall, dressed in a wedding gown with a rose stem
jammed down her throat. And in the small town of Graveyard Falls, the horrifying vision stirs a
long-ago nightmare back to life.
FBI Special Agent Cal Coulter gets called in to investigate the murder, which bears a terrifying
resemblance to a series of killings committed thirty years ago: three teenage girls were found
dead at the waterfallâ€™s base, all bearing rose stems in their throats. The high school football
star was convicted and imprisoned for those murders, so now Cal suspects that the real killer is
still out there.
Now, the body count is rising again. The monsterâ€™s sights are set on counselor Mona Monroe, Calâ€™s
best friendâ€™s widowâ€¦and the woman heâ€™s always loved. Can Cal stop the killer before Mona becomes
the next victim?