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“A Killing in the Hills superbly evokes the hard times and wooded beauty of a poverty-stricken county in West Virginia. . .A finely written and engrossing debut.” ―Houston Chronicle
“A Killing In The Hills is a gripping, beautifully-crafted murder mystery that shows that small-town West Virginia is no longer Mayberry. Great reading.” ―SCOTT TUROW
“Julia Keller is that rare talent who combines gripping suspense, a fabulous sense of place and nuanced characters you can't wait to come back to. A must read.” ―KARIN SLAUGHTER
“A Killing in the Hills is a remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it.” ―DENNIS LEHANE
“Julia Keller's A Killing in the Hills is a terrific debut--atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap.” ―LAURA LIPPMAN
“Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. Instead, clear the weekend, silence the phone and settle into Acker's Gap, a place as fascinating and fraught with violence and beauty as Daniel Woodrell's Ozarks or William Gay's Tennessee. A killer novel.” ―TOM FRANKLIN
“Outstanding. . .Keller does a superb job showing both the natural beauty of Appalachia and the hopeless anger of the people trapped there in poverty. . .Unforgettable.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review, Pick of the Week)
“A page-turner with substance and depth, this is as suspenseful and entertaining as it is accomplished.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“A fictional debut for a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, born and raised in West Virginia, whose love for the state, filled with natural beauty and deep poverty, pervades a mystery that has plenty of twists and turns and a shocking conclusion.” ―Kirkus (starred review)
JULIA KELLER was born and raised in West Virginia, and now lives in Chicago and Ohio. In her career as a journalist, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a three-part series she wrote for the Chicago Tribune about a small town in Illinois rocked by a deadly tornado. A Killing in the Hills is her first mystery.
Just finished reading "A Killing in the Hills" and enjoyed the story and the way it was written very much. It was a story that rings true in today's world. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Judy Lindsay
very good story from a hometown Lady. I am now reading all her books . I recommend itPublished 18 days ago by ltawney
Read the third one first, then the first one. Great characters, feel like I can see where they are, the people and the feel of the town. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Lilian Shepard
I enjoyed this first fray into Julia Keller's Bell Elkins novels. She is a very conflicted and complicated character-which is good! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Unbelievably good mystery and characters. The writing is so good that, when reading it, I almost became the protagonist or felt I was living in the same place and time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Autsilk
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's an amazing first novel. The reader feels that the characters all have back stories and the reader has just plunged into their vividly drawn... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Swift
I enjoyed this book, once I got through the first third of it. A suspenseful mystery, well developed characters, a determined, idealistic protagonist. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Victoria Randall