The Survivors Club
J. Carson Black
Thomas & Mercer
Detective Tess McCrae investigates a grisly crime scene in the ghost town of Credo, Arizona. To an ordinary investigator, the evidence suggests a cartel drug hit. But Tess, with a nearly faultless photographic memory, is far from ordinary, and she sees what others might miss: this is no drug killing. Someone went to gruesome lengths to cover up this crime.
The killer’s trail leads Tess from Tucson to California; from anti-government squatters in the Arizona mountains to the heights of wealthy society, including the rich and powerful DeKoven family, who’ve dominated Arizona commerce and politics since the 1800s. But as Tess follows the trail of gore and betrayal, perfect and indelible in her memory, she uncovers far more than one man’s murder, and solves much more than one isolated crime.
The Survivors Club is a serpentine, stay-up-all-night thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller J. Carson Black.
Simply stunning! This murder/mystery/thriller sets the standards for this genre. J Carson Black is a brilliant story teller, she weaves an extricate tale of deception, thrill kills, greed, blackmail and murder. Carson Black’s characters are complex, realistic and genuine. Detective Tess McCrae is a wonderful protagonist – smart, dedicated, grounded and passionate about her work and a decent person to boot.
It is a well written, beautifully crafted narrative. This writer brings alive the characters, the setting and tells an interesting and complex story effortlessly. I could not put this down till I had finished reading the last words on the last page. A perfect read! This book has everything you need in a thriller and more. Add this author to your reading list, you will not be disappointed.