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River Bodies

(2018)
(The first book in the Northampton County series)
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In this dark, gripping mystery, a brutal murder unearths old secrets that should have stayed buried.

A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a twenty-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing.

The past meets the present when Becca Kingsley, who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father, runs into Parker, her childhood love. As the daughter of the former police chief, Becca's quickly drawn into the case. Coming home has brought something ominous to the surface - memories long buried, secrets best kept hidden. Becca starts questioning all her past relationships, including one with a man who's watched over her for years. For the first time, she wonders if he's more predator than protector.

In a small town where darkness hides in plain sight, the truth could change Becca's life - or end it.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dark secrets of the past flow into the present in this emotionally resonant, deeply insightful tale of family bonds, betrayal, violence, and redemption. Part engrossing love story, part riveting murder mystery, River Bodies is a must read." - A J Banner

"Karen Katchur’s River Bodies has it all: a horrific murder, mysteries resurrected from the past, a story line packed with tension, and vivid characters to bring it all to life. A riveting thriller that suspense readers will love." - Mary Kubica

"River Bodies weaves an engrossing mystery with richly developed characters for an enjoyable, fast-paced read." - Laura McHugh

"River Bodies is a dark, fast-paced, and gripping suspense with characters you won’t forget. It’s filled with old family secrets designed to protect but that instead pull everyone apart. A must read!" - Hannah Mary McKinnon

"Karen Katchur is a master at writing into the dark spaces of our intimate family relationships, and River Bodies is her most stunning work to date." - Mindy Mejia

"Karen Katchur weaves together a twisting braid in River Bodies, a multigenerational tale that dares us to examine not only the secrets we hide but the reasons we hid them in the first place." - Jenny Milchman

"With a striking sense of place and a foreboding feeling of unease throughout, I was glued to the story. With relationships so complicated and layered that they feel like your own and plot twists that will leave you gasping, River Bodies is an unforgettable read." - Kate Moretti


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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: River Bodies (Northampton County)
Author(s): Karen Katchur
ISBN: 1-5039-0239-0 / 978-1-5039-0239-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: River Bodies (Northampton County)
Author(s): Karen Katchur
ISBN: 1-5039-0063-0 / 978-1-5039-0063-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: River Bodies
Author(s): Karen Katchur
ISBN: 1-978601-24-7 / 978-1-978601-24-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: River Bodies
Author(s): Karen Katchur
ISBN: 1-978601-25-5 / 978-1-978601-25-3
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: River Bodies: Northampton County, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Katchur
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: River Bodies: Northampton County, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Katchur
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: River Bodies: Northampton County, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Katchur
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: River Bodies: Northampton County, Book 1
Author(s): Karen Katchur
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: River Bodies (Northampton County Book 1)
Author(s): Karen Katchur
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU