Dead Horse Gap
Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 1st February 2022
Series: Alpine #3
Genre: Crime / Mystery
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the publisher
There wasn't as much tension in this book as the previous two novels, Charlotte Pass and Crackenback.
However the story still held my attention as it had a compelling mystery at its centre.
I enjoyed following along with the police investigation as it changes from undercover drug surveillance to murder investigation. The mystery was well played out and I had no idea how it would eventually pan out.
The Snowy Mountains in New South Wales is an amazing setting; cold, secluded and a bit eerie. Lee Christine transports her readers into the snow, sleet and below zero temperatures. You may want to read this book snuggled up with a heater nearby.
Mitch Flowers is given the lead in this case, as Ryder prepares for his move to uniform country cop. Flowers takes over with confidence but he has a little secret of his own going on after dark. Nerida Sterling, another up-and-coming young detective, has an undercover role sniffing out some information on a suspected drug ring in the area. Lee Christine highlights the danger of undercover work and the pressure it places on a persons well-being.
The addition of a long held feud between two families makes for another interesting plot line.
Dead Horse Gap was an easy read and highly entertaining. A compelling addition to the series.
My rating 4 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the author
Lee is the author of six romantic suspense novels. her first crime novel, Charlotte Pass, was published in 2020 and won the award for Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel in the 2020 Australian Romance Readers Awards. Her second crime novel, Crackenback, was published in2021 and Dead Horse Gap in 2022.