Bitsy Words: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

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Bitsy Words: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

3 Stars

(Originally posted by Ashley on Must Love Books)

Les is in his last three weeks as Sheriff of the town he grew up in and he is more than ready to retire to his newly built cabin in the woods. His past is haunted by a failed marriage and he still carries a lot of regret. Before he can retire, one more case comes across his desk and it’s a doozy! Becky is a nature enthusiast who works as a park ranger. She arrived in North Carolina to escape her past that is full of tragedy. Les and Becky’s relationship is complicated and it only gets more so during the case. Told in alternating chapters, Les and Becky work the case and begin piecing together the disturbing truth, what they discover will not only test their relationship but Les must decide where to draw the line between the law and his morals.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ron Rash so I didn’t really know what to expect. It was a quick easy read and I enjoyed reading it and I think I’ll try another one of his books soon.

Book Info

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Published by Ecco
Pub Date: September 8th 2015
Pages: 272
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult Fiction
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Les, a long-time sheriff nearing retirement, contends with the ravages of poverty and crystal meth in his small Appalachian town. Nestled in a beautiful hollow of the Appalachians, his is a tight-knit community rife with secrets and suspicious of outsiders.

Becky, a park ranger, arrives in this remote patch of North Carolina hoping to ease the anguish of a harrowing past. Searching for tranquility amid the verdant stillness, she finds solace in poetry and the splendor of the land.

A vicious crime will plunge both sheriff and ranger into deep and murky waters, forging an unexpected bond between them. Caught in a vortex of duplicity, lies, and betrayal, they must navigate the dangerous currents of a tragedy that turns neighbor against neighbor—and threatens to sweep them all over the edge.


Ashley @ Gone with the Words

3 Responses to “Bitsy Words: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash”

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    Read Serena. I really loved that one. I’ve also read The Cove, which was good too, but not as good as Serena. The movie was pretty good too. (Never as good as the book, though!) Great review. This one is on my list.

  2. Ashley @ Gone with the Words

    Ashley @ Gone with the Words

    Annette, everyone keeps telling me Serena is his best book. I will have to check it out for sure!

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