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When evil descends like fog on a mountain community, no one feels safe. After hearing about a string of murders in a Smoky Mountain town, journalist Harper Jennings realizes a startling truth. She knows who may be responsible—the same person who tried to kill her three years ago. Now Harper must convince the cops to believe her before the killer strikes again. Sheriff Lu When evil descends like fog on a mountain community, no one feels safe. After hearing about a string of murders in a Smoky Mountain town, journalist Harper Jennings realizes a startling truth. She knows who may be responsible—the same person who tried to kill her three years ago. Now Harper must convince the cops to believe her before the killer strikes again. Sheriff Luke Wilder returned to his hometown, determined to keep the promise he made to his dying father. The sleepy tourist area with a tragic past hadn’t seen a murder in decades—until now. Keeping the community safe seems impossible as darkness edges closer, threatening to consume everything in its path. As The Watcher grows desperate, Harper and Luke must work together in order to defeat him. But the peril around them escalates, making it clear the killer will stop at nothing to get what he wants.


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When evil descends like fog on a mountain community, no one feels safe. After hearing about a string of murders in a Smoky Mountain town, journalist Harper Jennings realizes a startling truth. She knows who may be responsible—the same person who tried to kill her three years ago. Now Harper must convince the cops to believe her before the killer strikes again. Sheriff Lu When evil descends like fog on a mountain community, no one feels safe. After hearing about a string of murders in a Smoky Mountain town, journalist Harper Jennings realizes a startling truth. She knows who may be responsible—the same person who tried to kill her three years ago. Now Harper must convince the cops to believe her before the killer strikes again. Sheriff Luke Wilder returned to his hometown, determined to keep the promise he made to his dying father. The sleepy tourist area with a tragic past hadn’t seen a murder in decades—until now. Keeping the community safe seems impossible as darkness edges closer, threatening to consume everything in its path. As The Watcher grows desperate, Harper and Luke must work together in order to defeat him. But the peril around them escalates, making it clear the killer will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

30 review for Edge of Peril

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Edge of Peril is a bit darker and grittier than the usual Christy Barritt book but by no means does that make it any less good. It was awesome and, wow, what a page turner! The very first sentence perfectly set the mood for the entire book and pulled me right in. The truly twisted villain and the constant nerve wracking guessing game of who The Watcher actually was had my heart racing. The pace was lightning fast and had me speeding through the pages as quickly as possible. I really enjoyed the Edge of Peril is a bit darker and grittier than the usual Christy Barritt book but by no means does that make it any less good. It was awesome and, wow, what a page turner! The very first sentence perfectly set the mood for the entire book and pulled me right in. The truly twisted villain and the constant nerve wracking guessing game of who The Watcher actually was had my heart racing. The pace was lightning fast and had me speeding through the pages as quickly as possible. I really enjoyed the beginning of this new series and can't wait to see what unfolds next! Highly recommended!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    3.5 stars "He was worse than a ghost. He was real." Young women are turning up dead in Fog Lake, Tennessee and the killer is as illusive as a wisp of smoke. Sheriff Luke Wilder has very few clues, if any at all, to follow up on .. . . until a curious bit of information from an outsider comes to his attention. Harper Jennings is sure that she knows who is on a killing spree in the idyllic small town of Fog Lake; more than likely it's the same person who tried to take her life just three years prior 3.5 stars "He was worse than a ghost. He was real." Young women are turning up dead in Fog Lake, Tennessee and the killer is as illusive as a wisp of smoke. Sheriff Luke Wilder has very few clues, if any at all, to follow up on .. . . until a curious bit of information from an outsider comes to his attention. Harper Jennings is sure that she knows who is on a killing spree in the idyllic small town of Fog Lake; more than likely it's the same person who tried to take her life just three years prior. It's a crazy story, she knows that, but it's worth a chance if it keeps others away from the edge of a very sharp knife. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat! Christy Barritt is off to a great start in her new series; "Fog Lake Mysteries".

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Grace Grzy

    Wow, that was intense! 4.5 stars! Probably RTC.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    EDGE OF PERIL is one of Ms. Barritt's most recent releases. This is a mystery / suspense that is not part of a series -- or if it is it is the first book in a new series. Harper hears about a serial killer in this small Tennessee town when a friend emails her about it. And Harper believes she knows just who it is - only problem is, her suspect is dead. But how can she convince the town sheriff that she knows the killer, Luke is skeptical but with no other leads and no clues the killer could be a g EDGE OF PERIL is one of Ms. Barritt's most recent releases. This is a mystery / suspense that is not part of a series -- or if it is it is the first book in a new series. Harper hears about a serial killer in this small Tennessee town when a friend emails her about it. And Harper believes she knows just who it is - only problem is, her suspect is dead. But how can she convince the town sheriff that she knows the killer, Luke is skeptical but with no other leads and no clues the killer could be a ghost. So he follows Harper's story - and then someone starts stalking Harper. Teasing her. Messing with her mind. And every day the threat gets greater. Is Harper's outlandish theory right? Will they find the killer in time? This story kept me guessing. I thought I had figured out who the killer was -- I was wrong. I had to keep reading to find out whodunit. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Bridgewater

    Definitely a different story for the typical Barritt novel, BUT I loved it. I really enjoy reading stories with a serial killer who keeps up the killing. I love watching the heroine run for her life. In this story, Barritt has the heroine mention who she thinks did it and then she left you guessing for the rest of the story if the heroine was correct. The book moved at a fast pace. I had a really hard time putting the book down. I can't wait to see what else Barritt writes in this series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kay Defreese

    Don't read this alone and at night. It will creep you out. Harper thinks she knows who the serial killer is in this mountain town. She thinks it is her adopted brother but how can it be? He was supposedly killed in a traffic accident. She thinks something is fishy is going on and he did not really die in the accident. Lots of twists and turns in this book that kept me reading until the end of the book! I hope the author writes some more books in this series soon.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    This is my new favorite series from Christy Barritt! (In the interest of full disclosure, every new series from Barritt is my favorite . . . and then it becomes a co-favorite series.) Highly recommended!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    Wow. Just wow. I just finished this book, I started it about 3 hours ago. I was all "I'm just going to read a few pages" and then I sat down and read straight through it. Didn't get up to get a drink. Didn't go to the bathroom. Didn't walk the dog (sorry Russell) the book was just that good. My heart is still pounding! The suspense was so perfect, so delicious, and I just loved the characters and the setting and absolutely everything about this story! I'm so mad I was such a cover snob, I could h Wow. Just wow. I just finished this book, I started it about 3 hours ago. I was all "I'm just going to read a few pages" and then I sat down and read straight through it. Didn't get up to get a drink. Didn't go to the bathroom. Didn't walk the dog (sorry Russell) the book was just that good. My heart is still pounding! The suspense was so perfect, so delicious, and I just loved the characters and the setting and absolutely everything about this story! I'm so mad I was such a cover snob, I could have been reading Christy Barritt for so long! The only thing I do want to comment on as a downside is that there isn't really a faith plot to this story. The Christian is more undertone and subtle. The characters pray in their head during the hard points and the Lord is mentioned as the Creator once. If you're more into subtle inspirational Christian fiction this is definitely the book for you. However, I like mine to have a pretty strong faith storyline. Of course, like all Christian fiction it's completely clean and I did enjoy it despite the lack of a strong faith plot. I will definitely be hunting down every Christy Barritt book I can find to read this upcoming year! 5 stars for a fabulous suspense that will keep you turning pages!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marylin

    Wow, oh wow! Hang on to your seat because this book will take you for a ride and you will find you need to breathe again and stop your head from spinning! One thing I realized right after I read the first chapter was, NEVER read books by this author late at night! OH MY GOODNESS! With all her books I never know who the bad guy is until the end. I think I know and then don't! WOW! She really has fantastic skills! It's also the kind of book where you REALLY don't want to put it down because you wan Wow, oh wow! Hang on to your seat because this book will take you for a ride and you will find you need to breathe again and stop your head from spinning! One thing I realized right after I read the first chapter was, NEVER read books by this author late at night! OH MY GOODNESS! With all her books I never know who the bad guy is until the end. I think I know and then don't! WOW! She really has fantastic skills! It's also the kind of book where you REALLY don't want to put it down because you want to finish, but then you also don't want to pick it up because you don't know what's going to happen! The story just keeps getting more intense and scarier, sending shivers up and down the spine. In this story, we find Harper, who has had some pretty tough things happen to her and she is living with constant fear in her life. No one will believe her. She comes to the town of Fog Lake in hopes of finally putting an end to her fears. She meets the local Sheriff, Luke, who is dealing with lots of loss in his life too. He has a hard time trusting others, yet feels responsible to protect everyone around him. Their lives are quickly intertwined and they soon find they need to depend on each other if they are ever going to solve this mystery. You will get caught up with all the colorful descriptions and words Christy Barritt uses from the very first page to the very last. “Thick and pregnant with gray moisture, wisps of air played hide-and-seek with anyone caught in its mist.” Now doesn’t that just send chills down your spine? It really sets the stage for the name of the town, Fog Lake! This story has so much packed into it, it was hard to breathe sometimes. My heart was pounding and my mind was going fast trying to figure out how it was all going to end. If you LOVE mystery, suspense, and action, you will love this book! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat until you finish it. Be prepared to not put it down, even to eat or sleep! I received this book from the author to give an honest review. All opinions are my own. I highly recommend you pick this book up!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

    I really liked this book. I didn’t think I was going to. The first few pages felt a bit stilted and strange. Now at the end, I wonder if that’s h9w the author wanted it to feel. It was a bit scary and I don’t read scary stuff at night so I had to put it down and even that is a good sign this was a good book. I thought I had it figured out a couple times and thought rather smugly, she made this too easy. Uh—I was wrong. Good mystery. Good dash of romance. Just a good story for a good price on Kin I really liked this book. I didn’t think I was going to. The first few pages felt a bit stilted and strange. Now at the end, I wonder if that’s h9w the author wanted it to feel. It was a bit scary and I don’t read scary stuff at night so I had to put it down and even that is a good sign this was a good book. I thought I had it figured out a couple times and thought rather smugly, she made this too easy. Uh—I was wrong. Good mystery. Good dash of romance. Just a good story for a good price on Kindle. Now I’ll have to read the others in the series as they come out since this was #1. I’m hooked.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leigh

    I just could not stop reading this book, It was intense from start to finish! Loved it!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wade

    Over the last year, I have found myself a big Christy Barritt fan after devouring "The Worst Detective Ever" series (my personal favorite) as well as a book each of the "Squeaky Clean Mysteries" and the "Lantern Beach Mysteries" (will definitely devour the Lantern Beach Mysteries at some point since the first book was enjoyable). Christy Barritt has a knack for writing books that are clean, suspenseful, humorous, quirky, quick, and downright entertaining. My only complaint in reading some of her Over the last year, I have found myself a big Christy Barritt fan after devouring "The Worst Detective Ever" series (my personal favorite) as well as a book each of the "Squeaky Clean Mysteries" and the "Lantern Beach Mysteries" (will definitely devour the Lantern Beach Mysteries at some point since the first book was enjoyable). Christy Barritt has a knack for writing books that are clean, suspenseful, humorous, quirky, quick, and downright entertaining. My only complaint in reading some of her books is that she tends to recycle character types (goofy, clumsy heroine; handsome, rugged hero) and settings (the beach, though I love beach settings!) in a way that make each unique series bleed together and feel a little too similar. So I was very excited when I saw the "Fog Lake Mysteries" series coming out and early reviews revealing that it was more gritty than previous works. And for that, I definitely agree. The Fog Lake Mysteries are definitely darker and grittier and Edge Of Peril features a sadistic serial killer preying on a small mountain town (not a beach, haha!). I enjoyed the Harper character as she didn't possess the goofy, clumsy characteristics of other Barritt heroines (which, while enjoyable, can sometimes cause some eye rolling). I also enjoyed Sheriff Luke, though once again we are treated to a romance between the heroine and the hunky, rugged law enforcement hero (sigh, deduct half a star). And of course, they hate each other at first which is how all successful real world relationships begin! Another thing that added to the depth of this book was many references to spiritual and faith aspects. I found that they were not heavy-handed and added realistically to the storyline. Christy Barritt successfully inserts many faith-filled quotes that I appreciated such as: "There’s always hope. It may not seem like it. But in those times when it seems impossible, we’ve got to hold onto that truth even more.” I also felt like the overall writing in Edge Of Peril was crisper and of better quality, and this is coming from someone who is a huge fan in her writing style! She easily adapts a darker, grittier style that didn't sound forced or cliched. It didn't have the humor of other books like The Worst Detective Ever series, but that humor would not have fit in this style of writing. I ended up rating this 4 stars out of 5, deducting half a star for another book series where the romance is cliched (see above) and deducting another half star since I figured out pretty early on who the killer was. But all in all, and even with guessing the killer, I still enjoyed the writing style, the atmosphere of the small mountain town, the characters, and the satisfying ending (minus the romance and epilogue ending). So this is definitely a series I will continue to read and hope more come soon. Please see more of my reviews at: https://wadeurspider01.wixsite.com/we...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jan Locke

    Fog creeps in Every Christy Barritt book draws me in for the adventure of being in a different place being a different person long enough to solve a mystery, The characters reach out to pull you in to their town, their story. This has a truly frightening killer, a genius of the evil variety, but who is it? So many suspects! I'm glad this is book one and not a stand alone because I want to return to Fog Lake, TN to see if Harper and Luke can build a relationship.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Deena

    Edge of Peril is a departure from Barritt's cozy mysteries. The fabulous character development is there, as well as the surprise twists and turns of the plot. Good luck figuring out who dunnit! But Peril has a haunted, gothic vibe. The setting becomes a vital character itself, filling the story with intense atmosphere. Kind of makes you want to read this one when you're not alone! Looking forward to the next book in this brand new series!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Necee

    Edge of your seat suspense... Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Journalist, Harper Jennings comes to a Smokey Mountain small town with a fear that she knows who has committed multiple murders. Will anyone believe that she was his victim years ago? As the mystery unfolds, Sheriff Luke Wilder doesn’t know whether or not to believe this newcomer. Is she telling the truth and if so, will she survive in this town? Thrilling mystery!

  16. 5 out of 5

    R.A.

    Uhhh, wow. That was amazing, but terrible and scary at the same time! But I guess murder-mysteries are supposed to be like that. But still ... I'll talk about the characters first ... they were really nice! (Ha, most of them were anyway.) Luke and Harper are really good together - once they figured that out, of course. I loved seeing Luke - he's the Sheriff in Fog Lake - in action and him and his team trying to figure out who's murdering these people. Harper's a journalist, but she doesn't come to Uhhh, wow. That was amazing, but terrible and scary at the same time! But I guess murder-mysteries are supposed to be like that. But still ... I'll talk about the characters first ... they were really nice! (Ha, most of them were anyway.) Luke and Harper are really good together - once they figured that out, of course. I loved seeing Luke - he's the Sheriff in Fog Lake - in action and him and his team trying to figure out who's murdering these people. Harper's a journalist, but she doesn't come to Fog Lake to do stories on the murders. No, there's another reason, but that's a spoiler. *coughs* The rest of the characters really caught my interest as well .... Ansley, - Luke's sister who doesn't exactly like him that much - the deputies, Ian, and The Watcher (even though my interest wasn't really on him, more like I just really wanted to find out who he was! There was so many options! So yeah, this is a murder mystery, and it's not about one murder. No, there's several. And unfortunately, most of the individuals who were killed had been ladies. And how they were killed wasn't very pleasant, but the author handled it well. Content: Okay, a lot of the content I have on here will be in spoilers because it is kind of creepy. And some of it will be real spoilers as well. So, click on them at your own risk!! ;) (view spoiler)[The killer - everyone calls him The Watcher - kills several young, brunette ladies by slicing their necks. He does it in a very quiet way, leaving NO evidence whatsoever behind, including the fact there wasn't any struggle from the victim. (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[Harper comes to the town to tell the Sheriff that the killer is her foster brother because of some situations that happened when he was younger. Billy - her brother - would stand over her in the middle of the night, and telling her that he was going to kill her. Later on in his life, he had tried to, but didn't succeed. (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[The main reason he killed these brunette ladies was because he was mad about something that happened when he was younger. He had tried to kiss a girl he liked and she didn't want that, then she told everyone he was crazy. Harper looks a lot like the girl who he tried to kiss. So, he then had been plotting ever since. (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[The killer does things killing for pleasure. There's some detail about how much he liked it as well. (hide spoiler)] The romance is handled very well! There was a few kisses, but the only details that were given was the fact their their lips met. There was also some feelings being felt. So, I really did like this book, but it's one that I probably wouldn't re-read unless I was researching for a murder book I'd be writing! :D It definitely is kind of creepy, and I found myself reading more of it in the daytime, rather at night! I recommend this for 18+ because of the content. Fun fact: I signed up for the author's newsletter and that's how I found out about this book. It's a new release. She mentioned that it only took her a week (maybe two weeks) to write it! :O I was in shock! I can't even write one book in a month, let alone in a couple weeks! She said the idea came to her so quickly and vividly, she knew what she was going to write just like that. *shakes head in wonder* Maybe in time something like that will happen to me ... after all, I'm still an amateur!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    Evil lurks in the shadows of Fog Lake... If you are looking for a wild ride where little is as it seems and very few people are as they first appear, where a diabolical hides in plain sight within a seemingly charming mountain town, Edge Of Peril will be a sure hit for you. I freely confess that I am a Christy Barritt fan, have been for several years, so it really wasn't a big surprise when I couldn't even wait a few days after downloading this book to my Kindle before I just HAD to pick it up an Evil lurks in the shadows of Fog Lake... If you are looking for a wild ride where little is as it seems and very few people are as they first appear, where a diabolical hides in plain sight within a seemingly charming mountain town, Edge Of Peril will be a sure hit for you. I freely confess that I am a Christy Barritt fan, have been for several years, so it really wasn't a big surprise when I couldn't even wait a few days after downloading this book to my Kindle before I just HAD to pick it up and read it. Edge Of Peril was every bit as good as anticipated and Christy Barritt kept me guessing and second guessing myself from beginning to end. I finally had the killer narrowed down to two suspects but for the life of me I couldn't decide between them, turned out one of them was the right person which was a good thing because I was really starting to question my powers of deduction. Dark, gritty, and delightfully chilling, Edge of Peril is another great read from one of the best authors of faith-filled romantic suspense. So, step into the foggy night to hunt for a killer...that is, if you dare.... (I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are entirely my own.)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    I have read 3 of the Lantern Beach mysteries by this author, and I liked them much better than I did this first entry in the Fog Lake series. I almost didn't make it past the first chapter as I am pretty turned off by graphic descriptions of violence and don't really enjoy reading about the perverted and crazy ideas that go through a killer's mind. Other than those parts, I did enjoy the book. It was a good mystery that kept you guessing about who the killer was, and the main characters were wel I have read 3 of the Lantern Beach mysteries by this author, and I liked them much better than I did this first entry in the Fog Lake series. I almost didn't make it past the first chapter as I am pretty turned off by graphic descriptions of violence and don't really enjoy reading about the perverted and crazy ideas that go through a killer's mind. Other than those parts, I did enjoy the book. It was a good mystery that kept you guessing about who the killer was, and the main characters were well-written so you got an idea of them as real people, not just 2-dimensional characters. These books are described in some places as Christian fiction; I have to say there was very little in the book that had anything to do with Christianity or faith. There were a couple of mentions of prayer, and the romance was clean with no sex scenes or profanity, but the characters did not seem to look to God much or put their faith as a priority in their lives. So I would describe this more as a mystery with a clean romance element, not as a Christian mystery.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Abigail Haagen

    This book was a new take for Christy Barritt. Although it still kept the mystery aspect that most of her books involve, it was much darker than her usual books and was almost of the horror genre. She managed to pull this off in a thrilling read that could chill to the bone. I was guessing until the end! My only critique is that the main characters really did not need to be romantically involved. In fact, the book might have been better off without it, since it distracted from the main plot. The This book was a new take for Christy Barritt. Although it still kept the mystery aspect that most of her books involve, it was much darker than her usual books and was almost of the horror genre. She managed to pull this off in a thrilling read that could chill to the bone. I was guessing until the end! My only critique is that the main characters really did not need to be romantically involved. In fact, the book might have been better off without it, since it distracted from the main plot. The characters were no different than any of Barritt's other romances: a man in law enforcement falls in love with the pretty girl. Some fresh character ideas would have been welcome, but I digress. Overall, it was a wonderful story line, and I enjoyed the new genre that Barritt explored. Although I'm usually not one for horror/suspense, there was enough mystery and nothing too gruesome, although it was more gruesome than some of Barritt's other books. A fantastic read for those seeking a thrilling mystery!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alesha Kuechler

    Another Winner! I have read nearly every book written by this author. If you're looking for a clean but suspenseful series, her books are perfect! I have not found any author I enjoy as much as Christy Barritt. She adds romance and complex but relatable characters that become like old friends you want to visit as often as possible. I really enjoyed this book and will read the next right away. This series begins with the main character, Harper, as she visits a small town believing the killer that Another Winner! I have read nearly every book written by this author. If you're looking for a clean but suspenseful series, her books are perfect! I have not found any author I enjoy as much as Christy Barritt. She adds romance and complex but relatable characters that become like old friends you want to visit as often as possible. I really enjoyed this book and will read the next right away. This series begins with the main character, Harper, as she visits a small town believing the killer that nearly took her life has struck again there. We follow the hunt for the serial killer as Sheriff Luke tries to keep his town safe, even from Harper if he has to. The final revelation is unpredictable and leaves you solving the case with the characters as it happens. Good book and a great start to what I know will be another winning series by Ms. Barritt!I If you like Harper, you will love Gabby in her Squeaky Clean series! :)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Robyn Seitzler

    Really Good Clean Suspense Fog Lake, Tennessee is a quaint little town up in the mountains. Quiet, homey, or at least it used to be. There’s a serial killer on a rampage and he’s hiding in the best place possible - in plain site. Harper hears about the killings from her home in DC and they sound eerily like they could be done by her adoptive brother. The biggest problem is that he was killed in a car crash. Is there a copycat? She is drawn to find out. Sheriff Luke wants nothing to do with her o Really Good Clean Suspense Fog Lake, Tennessee is a quaint little town up in the mountains. Quiet, homey, or at least it used to be. There’s a serial killer on a rampage and he’s hiding in the best place possible - in plain site. Harper hears about the killings from her home in DC and they sound eerily like they could be done by her adoptive brother. The biggest problem is that he was killed in a car crash. Is there a copycat? She is drawn to find out. Sheriff Luke wants nothing to do with her offered help, yet they are constantly thrown together. As it becomes clear Harper is the next target things get really scary! I’ve read many of Christy Barritt’s books before, but the first page of this one had me sitting up saying, “Whoa! This one is different!” Ms Barritt is masterful at keeping the suspense running throughout the book, without subjecting us to all the gore. It’s a great read!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    What does a serial killer, a secluded mountain lake town, and Indian lore have in common? Fog Lake, the newest location for Christy Barritt's latest book is the answer. Harper Jennings arrives at Fog Lake to determine if the latest murder that has happened here is connected to her supposedly dead brother. The fact that she is a reporter does not help her with the town's sheriff, Luke Wilder, who does not trust any reporter. As these two begin to move closer to solving this case, not only does th What does a serial killer, a secluded mountain lake town, and Indian lore have in common? Fog Lake, the newest location for Christy Barritt's latest book is the answer. Harper Jennings arrives at Fog Lake to determine if the latest murder that has happened here is connected to her supposedly dead brother. The fact that she is a reporter does not help her with the town's sheriff, Luke Wilder, who does not trust any reporter. As these two begin to move closer to solving this case, not only does their relationship get closer but so does the murderer. Will they be able to find the person responsible before there is another death - which may end up being Harper??!! This book is full of twists, turns, and surprises before the rollercoaster ending. Definitely a page turner for suspense readers!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    When a small mountain community is in an uproar over some recent murders new Sheriff Luke Wilder feels like he’s in over his head, but when a young woman comes and claims she knows who the killer is and offers to help, he’s hesitant to believe her. Journalist Harper Jennings is certain she knows who’s behind the murders in the quiet mountain community and she is risking everything to try and help them, if only the Sheriff would stop being so stubborn. But when the killer sets his sights on Harper When a small mountain community is in an uproar over some recent murders new Sheriff Luke Wilder feels like he’s in over his head, but when a young woman comes and claims she knows who the killer is and offers to help, he’s hesitant to believe her. Journalist Harper Jennings is certain she knows who’s behind the murders in the quiet mountain community and she is risking everything to try and help them, if only the Sheriff would stop being so stubborn. But when the killer sets his sights on Harper, Luke races to find answers before he claims another victim. This book is not a cozy mystery! It had my heart pounding the entire time Luke and Harper we’re searching for the man behind the man. I can’t wait for more from this little mountain community!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    This was not a light hearted murder mystery. Christy Barritt wrote it well and it was a nail biter as already but there was a dark psychological aspect that I always struggle with in some of her novels. Unfortunately she's probably based it off a real story and that fact alone is saddening. Real people being hunted and murdered is not something any of us want to think about. While I am glad it ends "happily", I'm thankful for the riding perseverance her books highlight. In the face of debilitati This was not a light hearted murder mystery. Christy Barritt wrote it well and it was a nail biter as already but there was a dark psychological aspect that I always struggle with in some of her novels. Unfortunately she's probably based it off a real story and that fact alone is saddening. Real people being hunted and murdered is not something any of us want to think about. While I am glad it ends "happily", I'm thankful for the riding perseverance her books highlight. In the face of debilitating fear I found myself cheering her characters on and realized I'm cheering myself on. Facing whatever level of fear in our lives can be done through the power Christ and His Word. I could have used a bit more of Him in this book. I'm looking forward to reading more developments.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Doreen Marr

    I loved the first book in a new suspense series by Christy Barritt! This book was a little more spooky than some of her other series, and grabbed my attention right from the start. Luke is a small town sheriff in Tennessee where there is little crime until the murders start. Harper hears about the murders and comes to town to try to help stop the killer, but her story seems outlandish to Luke. He wonders if she is telling the truth or if she is connected to the murders. "The Watcher" sees everyt I loved the first book in a new suspense series by Christy Barritt! This book was a little more spooky than some of her other series, and grabbed my attention right from the start. Luke is a small town sheriff in Tennessee where there is little crime until the murders start. Harper hears about the murders and comes to town to try to help stop the killer, but her story seems outlandish to Luke. He wonders if she is telling the truth or if she is connected to the murders. "The Watcher" sees everything and is biding his time to finish his plan, which now includes Harper. Thrilling, suspenseful, hard to put down. Another winner from Christy Barritt. I received a copy of this book for review, but the thoughts are my own.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    Atmospheric Eat first, then get comfy. Better yet: Leave the lights on. Taking a break from her Lantern Beach & Worst Detective series, Barritt brings us to a town tragedy can’t seem to let go of in her new soon-to-be hit: Edge of Peril. Fog Lake is an idyllic mountain postcard where evil lurks beneath it’s infamous fog, both luring the innocent and punishing the guilty. Readers will bite their nails to the quick when suspicion becomes a way of life as this creeptastic thriller seeps into their p Atmospheric Eat first, then get comfy. Better yet: Leave the lights on. Taking a break from her Lantern Beach & Worst Detective series, Barritt brings us to a town tragedy can’t seem to let go of in her new soon-to-be hit: Edge of Peril. Fog Lake is an idyllic mountain postcard where evil lurks beneath it’s infamous fog, both luring the innocent and punishing the guilty. Readers will bite their nails to the quick when suspicion becomes a way of life as this creeptastic thriller seeps into their pores. Not to worry. Christy always leaves a little Light buried in the pages, because she knows as well as we do Whom is in control and Who conquers evil every time.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Scary good! Premiering the Fog Lake Mysteries, Christy Barritt gifts a stunning debut to readers. Set in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Fog Lake was a peaceful, family-friendly lake town. However, a risky future due to a violent past puts both residents and tourists in grave danger. The Watcher is out for revenge and his next victim is in sight. Will Luke and other responders identify and catch him before the next tragedy? Will they believe Harper's past and current information? Stay Scary good! Premiering the Fog Lake Mysteries, Christy Barritt gifts a stunning debut to readers. Set in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Fog Lake was a peaceful, family-friendly lake town. However, a risky future due to a violent past puts both residents and tourists in grave danger. The Watcher is out for revenge and his next victim is in sight. Will Luke and other responders identify and catch him before the next tragedy? Will they believe Harper's past and current information? Stay tuned, but try not to read alone at night. I received a complimentary copy of the book without obligation. This review is my opinion.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Megan Byrd

    Fog Lake has had a string of murders in the past six months. Harper drove from DC to the town because she has an idea who is behind the crimes, her foster- brother Billy, who supposedly died in a car accident a few years ago. The sheriff is skeptical and doesn't trust reporters at all but after Harper is threatened by The Watcher he thinks there might be more to her theory. Can the murderer be caught before he kills anyone else? It was very intense and I put it down for a few days because I was v Fog Lake has had a string of murders in the past six months. Harper drove from DC to the town because she has an idea who is behind the crimes, her foster- brother Billy, who supposedly died in a car accident a few years ago. The sheriff is skeptical and doesn't trust reporters at all but after Harper is threatened by The Watcher he thinks there might be more to her theory. Can the murderer be caught before he kills anyone else? It was very intense and I put it down for a few days because I was very concerned for Harper's safety. It's a very suspenseful story that had me guessing who the killer was.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katharine Showman

    This book starts with a scary scene and holds you in its grasp for the whole 300 plus pages. The murderer, called the Watcher, tells the reader what he is going to do. You feel the anticipation and are on the edge of your seat the whole time. Harper Jennings, a journalist, is sure the murderer is her brother Billy. Sheriff Luke Wilder is not so sure. The events in this book bring the two together. Each scene is scarier than the last. You must read it to find out whodunnit! Christy Barritt gave m This book starts with a scary scene and holds you in its grasp for the whole 300 plus pages. The murderer, called the Watcher, tells the reader what he is going to do. You feel the anticipation and are on the edge of your seat the whole time. Harper Jennings, a journalist, is sure the murderer is her brother Billy. Sheriff Luke Wilder is not so sure. The events in this book bring the two together. Each scene is scarier than the last. You must read it to find out whodunnit! Christy Barritt gave me this book, but I would love it any way. This one should become a movie. It is as scary as anything out there!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Beverly Brader

    This first book in the Fog Lake suspense series is impossible to put down. In my busy retired life, I usually get to read only at night. Two nights of reading and I finished it. Christy Barritt is an amazing author. She tells the story in a way that makes it extremely difficult to figure out who the killer is. The reader gets to know the main characters on a very deep personal level. The twists in the plot throughout will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved all the suspense and a touch of This first book in the Fog Lake suspense series is impossible to put down. In my busy retired life, I usually get to read only at night. Two nights of reading and I finished it. Christy Barritt is an amazing author. She tells the story in a way that makes it extremely difficult to figure out who the killer is. The reader gets to know the main characters on a very deep personal level. The twists in the plot throughout will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved all the suspense and a touch of romance. This book is a must read for any Christy Barritt fan. I'm looking forward to reading more in the series!

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