Spring Girls

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  • Spring Girls
  • Karen Katchur
  • 17 January 2017

About the Author: Karen Katchur

Karen Katchur is an award winning suspense novelist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a master s degree in Education She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.


Spring GirlsShe S The Only One Who Survived And The Only One Who Can Help Find The Killer Another Spring, Another Dead Girl Pulled From A Lake In The Appalachian Foothills The Latest Victim In A Series Of Murders With Few Leads But Detective Geena Brassard And Her Partner, Parker Reed, Finally Land A Break When They Receive A Tip About A Previously Unknown Survivor Of The So Called Spring StranglerThe Survivor S Reluctant To Help With The Case For Reasons That Aren T All Clear Even So, Geena Uncovers A Connective Thread Between The Victims, And Recently Discovered DNA Brings Her Closer To The Killer S Identity But Geena Knows The Survivor Has The Most To Offer The Investigation If Also The Most To LoseGeena Is Torn Between Securing The Surviving Victim S Help And Protecting Her From Further Danger One Thing Is Certain Geena And Parker Must Find Answers Before The Killer Claims Another Life Or Returns To Finish Off The One Who Got Away

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10 thoughts on “Spring Girls

  1. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    Karen Katchur joined us in our Behind the Pages group for a spoiler free Q A to see what she had to say about Spring Girls and the Northampton County Series You can find the thread here reviewSpring Girls makes for a great page turning summer read It son the lighter side than this dark and twisted reader is used to, and I enjoyed thecomfortable pace to the story The story is well paced with reveals that come at just the right time, and Karen Katchur joined us in our Behind the Pages group for a spoiler free Q A to see what she had to say about Spring Girls and the Northampton County Series You can find the thread here reviewSpring Girls makes for a great page turning summer read It son the lighter side than this dark and twisted reader is used to, and I enjoyed thecomfortable pace to the story The story is well paced with reveals that come at just the right time, and the writing flows smoothly, making it a fast one that doesn t require much from the readers or distraction with drama to the story My attention was caught right from the start with the captivating writing, and I was turning those pages late into the night This is usual for me because I fall asleep early with a book in my hand Spring Girls is book three of Northampton County series I didn t realize it was till I was about 3 4 the way in, and Lindsay mentioned she wanted to read the other ones We definitely will It was working really well as a standalone for me, and I didn t feel like I was missing anything here to connect with the characters Detective Geena Brassard and her partner, Parker Reed.The characters are engaging with something a little different to them that had me intrigued by them I enjoyed the mystery to one character that created some great suspense and tension to the story for me I had a few questions that kept me entertained, and I was anxious to find the answers too Lindsay and I felt quite clever and proud of ourselves with our suspicions and were quite excited we were heading in the right direction for a change Gotta have that once in a while, right The ending wrapped up well, and while I had my suspicions of who, it s all in the why, and that exciting reveal left me thinking Hot Dang that was a good one I highly recommend it I received a copy from Karen Katchur

  2. Debra says:

    Another Spring Another Dead GirlDetective Geena Brassard and her partner Parker Reed who readers will remember from the first two books in this series are investigating the murder of a young woman who was recently found She is just one of many victims found murdered each Spring and left in a body of water The killer has become known as the Spring Strangler But there is one woman who lived She has a lot to lose if her identity is known.This is the third installment in the Northampton Co Another Spring Another Dead GirlDetective Geena Brassard and her partner Parker Reed who readers will remember from the first two books in this series are investigating the murder of a young woman who was recently found She is just one of many victims found murdered each Spring and left in a body of water The killer has become known as the Spring Strangler But there is one woman who lived She has a lot to lose if her identity is known.This is the third installment in the Northampton County series Parker is back but I will admit, I did miss Becca She is mentioned here and there but I was hoping to seeof her and Parker together But fingers crossed she will be backin future installments Although this is the third book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone novel I enjoy this series and the characters As I stated I missed Becca but did enjoy Geena and Parker The case itself is pretty cut and dry There isn t too much suspense but there is some tension at the end as things come down to the wire I especially enjoyed the parts with Janey and her son I thought the author did a good job of showing stress, conflicted feelings and the struggles she encountered as a result of the investigation There is a twist in this one which I didn t see coming toward the end I found this to be another solid installment in the series and look forward tobooks in the future Thank you to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

  3. James says:

    Spring Girls is the third suspense novel in the Northampton County series written by Karen Katchur in 2020 I previously read the first two books, excited to learn they took place in the area where I went to college, and when this one showed up on NetGalley, I immediately requested it I read the book last weekend, and now it s time to share my thoughts with everyone How about you Have you read any of the books yet in this series The novel takes place in current times and revolves around a few Spring Girls is the third suspense novel in the Northampton County series written by Karen Katchur in 2020 I previously read the first two books, excited to learn they took place in the area where I went to college, and when this one showed up on NetGalley, I immediately requested it I read the book last weekend, and now it s time to share my thoughts with everyone How about you Have you read any of the books yet in this series The novel takes place in current times and revolves around a few different police detectives Each book is connected through similar characters, but they are separate and distinct stories, so you can probably read them in any order unless you have that control freak mechanism like me and must read them in chronological order In this book, Geena and Parker are the two focal points, and they re tracking the victims of a serial killer named The Strangler The murderer attacks his female victims, strangles them, and then tosses them in various lakes and rivers in the local area.The original detective whom Geena worked with has since retired He reveals that there may have been an earlier victim that wasn t identified properly When Geena tracks her down, everything changes the biggest DNA clue possible lands at her feet, but now she has to figure out why her old partner kept it a secret and whether her new partner will trust her to figure it out Between these plots are viewpoints from different characters, including supportive family, therapists, a child, and other cops What we learn should be taken with a grain of salt, as someone is clearly creating machinations behind the scenes But who This was a great story It is complex but logical I easily followed all the investigative angles, and it moves quickly We re not bogged down with the personal lives of either main detective Sometimes I like the side stories, sometimes I like the suspenseful action In this case, I was fine not knowing much personal, though we do get a few interesting tidbits The clues are there, but we have to figure them out The ending is a shocker I clearly knew one person was involved, but the killer comes out at 70%, and then it s learning the history of the reason for the killings, so it s a slightly different plot line It worked really well.I recommend this series, and this might be my favorite of the books I d give it 4.5 stars, and I really hope there areThe author is talented, and it s a fine balance of writing, plot, character, and theme nothing overshadows anything, and I hardly put it down except when I was too sleepy and didn t want to miss anything Great job

  4. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    4.5 stars An engrossing and suspenseful mystery from start to finish This is Book 3 in the Northampton County series but reads extremely well as a standalone I haven t read Book 1 and 2 and didn t feel like the storyline lacked background in any way Although, now that I ve finished this, I would LOVE to read Book 1 and 2 because I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the writing and the characters This kept me fully engaged The pace and flow were consistent in keeping my curiosity piqued The s 4.5 stars An engrossing and suspenseful mystery from start to finish This is Book 3 in the Northampton County series but reads extremely well as a standalone I haven t read Book 1 and 2 and didn t feel like the storyline lacked background in any way Although, now that I ve finished this, I would LOVE to read Book 1 and 2 because I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the writing and the characters This kept me fully engaged The pace and flow were consistent in keeping my curiosity piqued The shorter chapters made it easy to breeze through and keep fitting in just onechapter.This is my first experience with this author and I loved it I look forward to readingform her in the future Thank you to Karen Katchur for sending me this review copy

  5. Theresa Alan says:

    This is a competent mystery novel featuring detective Geena Brassard I didn t realize when I requested this from NetGalley that this is the third book in the series I was able to follow along fine without the first two books, but I do prefer to read a series in order.When a girl s body is pulled out from a lake near other bodies of water where other college aged girls bodies have been found after being murdered in the springtime Geena and her partner Parker Reid discover a tip about the one w This is a competent mystery novel featuring detective Geena Brassard I didn t realize when I requested this from NetGalley that this is the third book in the series I was able to follow along fine without the first two books, but I do prefer to read a series in order.When a girl s body is pulled out from a lake near other bodies of water where other college aged girls bodies have been found after being murdered in the springtime Geena and her partner Parker Reid discover a tip about the one woman who survived the Spring Strangler s attack I liked that there were two mysteries happening Obviously, one of them is who keeps killing these young women, but, once they find the survivor and DNA evidence, who is leaking to the media the identity of this woman who is of course instantly harassed by the media and the residents of her small town I didn t feel passionate about this novel Once they get a good lead on the killer, things unravel a little too easily for my taste It wasn t the kind of heart stopping suspense that I love Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this novel, which RELEASES JUNE 16, 2020

  6. Christina says:

    This is a well conceived and tightly plotted story that I would describe as 2 3 classic mystery, 1 3 psychological thriller The book follows a female detective tracking a serial killer in a small town who leaves women strangled in a spring It also follows the recovery of a survivor as she reconstructs what happened and faces some surprising developments in her life resulting from the attack Karen Katchur does a great job here of intertwining both stories and the writing is tighter and better This is a well conceived and tightly plotted story that I would describe as 2 3 classic mystery, 1 3 psychological thriller The book follows a female detective tracking a serial killer in a small town who leaves women strangled in a spring It also follows the recovery of a survivor as she reconstructs what happened and faces some surprising developments in her life resulting from the attack Karen Katchur does a great job here of intertwining both stories and the writing is tighter and better than many of the psychological thrillers out there of late It also has plenty of detective and procedural elements that are very well done I was not surprised to learn Katchur had a degree in criminal justice, as all the police work description and plotting is very well written and feels authentic Though this book is third in a series, it works well as a stand alone and there were no parts where I felt lost or at a disadvantage for not having read the others This book was a little gem I might not have found without NetGalley, and I thank NetGalley, Thomas Mercer and Karen Katchur for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review

  7. Lisa says:

    A Riveting Race to Find a Seasonal Serial Killer SUMMARYAnother spring, and another dead girl is pulled from a lake in the Appalachian foothills She is the latest victim in a series of murders with very few leads But Detective Geena Brassard and her partner, Parker Reed, finally land a break when they receive a tip about a previously unknown survivor of the so called Spring Strangler.The survivor is fearful and very reluctant to help with the case Geena uncovers a small connection b A Riveting Race to Find a Seasonal Serial Killer SUMMARYAnother spring, and another dead girl is pulled from a lake in the Appalachian foothills She is the latest victim in a series of murders with very few leads But Detective Geena Brassard and her partner, Parker Reed, finally land a break when they receive a tip about a previously unknown survivor of the so called Spring Strangler.The survivor is fearful and very reluctant to help with the case Geena uncovers a small connection between the victims, and recently discovered DNA that brings her closer to the killer s identity But Geena knows the survivor has the most to offer the investigation, but also the most to loseREVIEWSPRING GIRL is a riveting race to find a serial killer who only kills in the Spring Take a deep breath before you start reading, because this one will leave you breathless I loved Geena Brassard s character and appreciated her memory quirky as well as her perseverance Author KAREN KATCHUR s writing put you in the midst of the story You will feel Geena s frustration from the lack of leads as well as the immense fear of the previous victim It s an entertaining and chilling build to a satisfying conclusion Katchur s previous novels include River Bodies 2018 The Sisters of Blue Mountain 2017 and The Secrets of Lake Road 2015 Geena s partner in Spring Girls, Parker Reed, is also a character in the River Bodies novel Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Publisher Thomas and MercerPublished June 16, 2020Review www.bluestockingreviews.com

  8. Judy D Collins says:

    Katchur is at the TOP of her game Her Northampton County trilogy 3 of 3 is a dynamite must read riveting crime series for thriller fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner Fiction doesn t get any better than this Do not miss the masterful grand finale, SPRING GIRLS JudithDCollins JDCMustReadBooks In Book 1, RIVER BODIES, we met Becca, a veterinarian and faithful German Shepherd, Romy We also are introduced to Detective Parker Reed, a Pennsylvania homicide detective tackling a Katchur is at the TOP of her game Her Northampton County trilogy 3 of 3 is a dynamite must read riveting crime series for thriller fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner Fiction doesn t get any better than this Do not miss the masterful grand finale, SPRING GIRLS JudithDCollins JDCMustReadBooks In Book 1, RIVER BODIES, we met Becca, a veterinarian and faithful German Shepherd, Romy We also are introduced to Detective Parker Reed, a Pennsylvania homicide detective tackling a cold case In Book 2, COLD WOODS, Detective Reed returns on another cold case called The Slate Sisters and an intro of new partner Detective Genna Brassard In Book 3, SPRING GIRLS, Detective Genna Brassard of the Pennsylvania State Police takes the lead as the partner of Detective Parker Reed in another serial killer series Each spring, girls are drowned and pulled from the lake in the Appalachian foothills Set in Bangor, Pennsylvania, as the book opens, there is a tragic drowning of another young woman and college student, Valerie Brown, the third victim Albert, the retired detective, had suspected there was a fourth victim, the real first victim, who had survived Soon after that, there areThe fifth strangling victim in seven years, with her hair neatly braided as if wearing a crown.Why springtime, and why the hair braided They were also all college students What else connects them Detective Geena Brassard has been working on the case, now dubbed as the Spring Strangler for two years The victims were called the Spring Girls In her mind, serial killers weren t human, and maybe that was what had broken her former partner She was working with Albert, her now retired partner Presently, she has a new partner, Detective Parker ReedThe jury is still out is she can trust her new partnerThings seem to be at a standstill on the case until a clue comes to the surface There was a survivor Janet Montgomery She was the first victim The retired detective kept her name out of the press due to her privacy, among other reasons you will need to read the book to find out all the juicy detailsJaney is an interesting character She works at a local craft store in town, as an assistant manager The store is family owned, operated, and closed on Sunday to honor God She comes from a strict God fearing family She was a good girl However, Janey didn t know what that meant any Now she deals with her six year old son Christian who is quite the handful He has behavior problems and causing problems at school and home He is currently seeing a psychologist She is concerned about him She purchased a small house and desperately trying to find a safe place to raise her son as a single parent She could feel it deep inside her bones the serenity of the lake, the rolling green mountains, the promise of another victimDetective Genna Brassard is determined to solve this case Another girl s body found in Minsi Lake Another spring girl Right on time Who was the madman behind the crimes Rape and murder. The word leaks out, and now Janey s life is front and center Is she the key to solving this caseJaney wants to put the past behind her, and now, she has to try and recall it all again She had been living with the ghosts every day, and now they were here circling her She is not only worried about her safety but her son s She has to find a way to help other womenWill Genna, Janet, and Parker be able to connect the victims The wrong place at the wrong time, or something muchsinister at play Will they be able to connect the dots before someone else is the next target Another edgy thriller series from one of my favorite authors The sinister factor starts early and builds quickly What a fantastic book The Northampton Series has been a favorite of mine since the first book, but I believe SPRING GIRLS is my favorite I enjoyed the way the author broke out the Drowned and the Undrowned , diving into the thoughts of the different victims It was fun getting to know Genna on apersonal level and her complex relationship with Jonathan, as well as catching up with the relationship between Reed and Becca The two women Genna and Janey and Christian are well developed character studies The patient psychologist Janey Helen added intrigue and fear As they investigate, the mysterious past points to the dangerous and chilling present day crime Learning the meaning behind the SPRING GIRLS was chilling and fascinating Unpredictable and full of surprises You will be on the edge of your seat as the identity is revealed The writing is superb and if you enjoy crime and psychological suspense thrillers, look no further My fingers are crossed for a TV series as this is prime for the small or big screen Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, fast paced and gripping Fans of kick ass female investigators will be well satisfied SPRING GIRLS can be read as a standalone however, I highly recommend reading all the books in the series I cannot wait to see what comes next from this extraordinary author JDCMustReadBooks Top Books of 2020 A special thank you to Thomas and Mercer and NetGalley for an advanced reading copyIn the meantime, while you are waiting for publication date, take a moment to view my fascinating QA with Karen in 2018 with the first in the series River Bodies My Reviews River Bodies 1 Top Books of 2018 Cold Woods 2 Top Books of 2019 Spring Girls 3 Top Books of 2020 The Sisters of Blue Mountain The Secrets of Lake Road

  9. Susan says:

    4.5 Stars Rounded UpWith Spring comesthan flowers and sunshine in this small town You can count on the month of April for girls disappearing and girls being found dead.I was really taken by this smoothly written police procedural In addition to likable characters, there are severallayers to the story than first meets the eye.Besides to the central plot, the relationship between one of the protagonists and her young son increased the foreboding the deeper into the book you read.The 4.5 Stars Rounded UpWith Spring comesthan flowers and sunshine in this small town You can count on the month of April for girls disappearing and girls being found dead.I was really taken by this smoothly written police procedural In addition to likable characters, there are severallayers to the story than first meets the eye.Besides to the central plot, the relationship between one of the protagonists and her young son increased the foreboding the deeper into the book you read.The story moved along without extra fillers, fluff, or the small snags that can bog me down while reading I m a particular reader that way so this hit the right spot for me In other words, I really liked this Thank you to Karen Katchur, Thomas Mercer, and NetGalley, for my electronic copy

  10. Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    Seven years later a third victim, and again it happened in the Spring.Janey was the only survivor of a serial killer who always struck in the Spring Wonder what the significance of Spring is Why can t Janey remember anything, or is it better she doesn t Since the third murder happened a few days ago, she is worried she is still in danger since she is sure the killer knows she s alive.Janey was beside herself since all of this surfaced and the investigation was once again focused on this person Seven years later a third victim, and again it happened in the Spring.Janey was the only survivor of a serial killer who always struck in the Spring Wonder what the significance of Spring is Why can t Janey remember anything, or is it better she doesn t Since the third murder happened a few days ago, she is worried she is still in danger since she is sure the killer knows she s alive.Janey was beside herself since all of this surfaced and the investigation was once again focused on this person named, The Strangler, who preyed on young women in the Spring.We follow Geena and Parker, the lead investigators, as they use the clues from the current murder and clues from the surviving victim which wasn t much, but someone knew something who could it be The tension fills the air as clues slowly become unraveled, secrets surface about the first case, and as Geena wonders why her retired partner left some of these clues out of the investigation Could this investigation be the reason he retired Ms Katcher masterfully knows how to keep you turning the pages and to keep you guessing Her descriptions have you sharing the feelings and fears of the characters.Thriller fans will not be able to put down Ms Katchur s new chilling, pulsating read.SPRING GIRLS is filled with secrets, lies, and a crime no one wants to even imagine happening 5 5This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review