Welcome to the book tour for Dead Drift by Kelly Romo! The perfect vacation read! Grab yourself a copy and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end!
Dead Drift (Whitewater Thriller #1)
Publication Date: May 15, 2022
Genre: Thriller/ Serial Killer
Two teenage girls on the run with fake IDs and a beater car…what could go wrong?
Emmy has always been impulsive. She is no longer a minor and has aged out of foster care. When her best friend, Amber, is the target of a perverted uncle who lives in the basement of her group home, they plan her escape.
They head for Canada, where Amber will be safe, and the foster care system can no longer control their lives. When they come across a whitewater rafting brochure, they decide to take a detour for one last adventure before leaving the country.
Emmy and Amber have no idea it will be a decision that will forever change their fates.
The rafting town is so far in the middle of nowhere that Emmy’s car radio catches nothing but static.
They consider turning around until a truck pulls up, loaded with hot whitewater rafting guides and rubber rafts–just the fun they were looking for.
Ignoring every instinct, they turn off the pavement and follow the truck down an isolated dirt road.
They end up in Lodell, the town where a girl went missing the previous summer…and she will not be the last.
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Dead Drift by Kelly Romo is a fantastic thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. From the first line of this story to the last, I could not put this down (except when my brain forced me to sleep).
The story flips back and forth between Emmy’s perspective and the killer’s perspective. Emmy is a great main character. She’s brave, with relatable insecurities but her drive to figure out the truth was very compelling.
My absolute favorite part of this story was the killer’s point of view. It was creepy to get into his he’d and it kept me guessing who he was the entire time. It was very compelling to get into his head and that was the part that really kept me reading past my bedtime.
Dead Drift is awesome. If you enjoy thrillers that keep you guessing and flipping pages, I highly recommend checking this out.
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
There are five stages of drowning: surprise, involuntary breath-holding, unconsciousness, hypoxic convulsions, and finally, death.
Shawna’s hair spreads out in a halo of jet-black strands lit by the moon and rippling in the current. There is no fear or panic in her. I spared her of that. Her death is beautiful and silent as I hold her in my arms and cradle her beneath the surface. I put my lips to hers and inhale her very last breath before she gasps and draws my water into her lungs. She becomes heavy then seizes like a fish. My blood surges and thunders inside me. I have never felt so alive. Shawna finally relaxes, surrenders, and becomes mine forever. I hold and comfort her through it all. Binding her to me was easier than I thought. I should have done this years ago.
I raise Shawna up. Her nose, lips, and tits break the surface, all slick and shiny in the moonlight. I give her one last kiss, then take her nipple between my lips and flick it with my tongue. I wish I could keep her longer, but she is losing her warmth. I take a clump of her jet-black hair and wind it tight around my finger until the tip of it goes numb. I yank it from her head. It is surprising how easily it comes out and hangs from my hand, as black and shiny as tar. It will be perfect.
Shawna is mine forever, for I am the river, and the river is me. It is the fluid, and I am the flesh.
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Kelly Romo grew up in California but has lived in Oregon for over twenty-five years. She teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She is the mother of three grown children: Brittany, Brennan, and Ryan. She is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to kayak, hike, and fish.
Kelly has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Fiction) and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon USA.
For more information, please visit Kelly’s website at http://www.kellyromo.com
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