Hope’s Peak opens with the discovery of a murdered young woman in a field on the outskirts of a small town—eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. I couldn’t get this image out of my head, nor could I stop thinking about the search for the killer. I proceeded to tell everyone I came in contact with—mostly strangers—all about the book. Sitting at a bar, eating dinner, and even waiting in line for a movie, I evangelized about Detective Jane Harper’s story.
Every time I open the pages of Hope’s Peak I instantly lose track of time and space. I am back there in North Carolina listening to the wind rustle the leaves of the corn as the sun rises on another heinous murder that Jane Harper will stop at nothing to solve.
Tony Healey has crafted a truly cinematic police procedural with a Thriller twist, a book that I had to share with the world.
- Jacque Ben-Zekry, Editor