They thought he was a helpless old man. They were wrong.
When two teenagers break into a house on a remote lake in search of prescription drugs, what starts as a simple burglary turns into a nightmare for all involved. Emmett Burr has secrets he's been keeping in his basement for more than two decades, and he'll do anything to keep his past from being revealed. As he gets the upper hand on his tormentors, the lines blur between victim, abuser, and protector.
Personal tragedy has sent former police officer Ben Packard back to the small Minnesota town of Sandy Lake in search of a fresh start. Now a sheriff's deputy, Packard is leading the investigation into the missing teens, motivated by a family connection. As clues dry up and time runs out to save them, Packard is forced to reveal his own secrets and dig deep to uncover the dark past of the place he now calls home.
The Sexy Nerd's Review. . .
It’s hard for me to describe how I felt about this book, but I’m going to do my very best to get through it. Police Officer Ben Packard returned to his small-town home in Sandy Lake to start over fresh. He got a job as a sheriff’s deputy and was immediately thrown into an investigation of two missing teenagers. As Officer Packard slowly begins his investigation, he realizes that his own personal struggles may have to be revealed in order to catch the kidnapper he seeks.
OMG! So, where do I begin. My biggest hurdle to get past was the over saturated detail that was more of a distraction than an aid to push the story forward. The detail was so massive that I had to constantly go back and read what was happening prior because I was so immersed in the detail I couldn’t remember. At the end of the day, I struggled to get through this story. There were key points regarding Officer Packard’s life that I didn’t feel was necessary to reveal. Due to the fact I do not provide spoilers, I can’t say much more without giving away too much.
Overall, the story was professionally written, but that was the problem. It was written too well, as though this author was getting paid by the word versus telling an actual story. There were so much extra things being said that could have been left out. The reader couldn’t do much because the author took care of it for us. That grated on my nerves something awful. I so wanted to enjoy this book, but I found it hard to do.
The Sexy Nerd gives And There He Kept Her three more rooms to be kept. If you’re the type of reader who loves loads of detail, this book is certainly for you. It didn’t do much for my tastes, unfortunately. Until next time, you know what to do!