The Raven's DaughterThe Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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The Raven’s Daughter is a crime novel with a very interesting plot twist. It centers around the main character Maggie who used to be in the law enforcement in Oakland, California. She’s contacted by a friend of hers when mysterious child murders start happening in town. As much as she does not want to rejoin the forces, Maggie is drawn to it because of dreams she was having. Throughout the book there are flashbacks from about twenty-five years prior in Canada. It tells you the story of a little boy whose family was caught in an avalanche. Throughout this story the flashbacks start making you your own personal detective as far as who the murderer is. I was very surprised about how easily you can get drawn into this story. Maggie is half Irish and half Native American, Which all come into play at some point in the story. The story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it because I thought I had the murderer figured out by the third chapter, but I can tell you now that I was wrong. The ending of the novel completely shocked me because I wasn’t expecting the murderer to be who it was. There is a little bit of a love story involved in the book as well. It definitely was not something I was expecting in a book like this but it was nice to have a little bit of romance thrown in as well. I have never read anything by this author before, but her writing is fantastic. It wasn’t so complicated that you couldn’t follow along, but it wasn’t so simple that it was boring. I hope that there’s a follow up to let you know what happens to Maggie after the case is solved. The story ended nicely and I liked, but I would have liked to see some more details put into the very final chapter. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who liked crime novels with twists and turns along the way.
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