Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - Fast Falls the Night

Waiting on Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Although Jill is no longer hosting this event, I'll continuing to post one soon to be released title on occasional Wednesdays.

This week's book is Fast Falls the Night, the 6th book in the Bell Elkins mystery series, set in West Virginia.  I love this series!  Love the characters and the setting and get really caught up in everything about Bell, her family, her colleagues, the crimes she investigates.  Julia Keller writes a great series, and I'd love to encourage people to try it.

Publication Date:  August 22nd

The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad—but these days, depressingly familiar.

But then there is another overdose. And another. And another.

Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug—and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts.

Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel “Fast Falls the Night” takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell’s life forever.


  1. It's always a treat when you know the next book in a beloved series is near. Hope you get to read it as soon as it is available.

  2. I started reading this one, but somehow it has taken a backseat to other books. I need to get back to it since the book is based on an actual tragedy of overdoses, and the heroin/opioid problem is so serious now.

  3. This seems like a very timely topic for a story. Will be looking for this one!

  4. I love this series as well, although I was surprised by the differences in this newest book. I thought the all-in-one-day timeline was clever, but that cliffhanger! I kept wondering if my e-ARC was missing a page or two ...and yes, such a sad, sad subject.


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