Knife Creek (Mike Bowditch, #8)
When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting wild boars that are tearing up the forest and farms in his district, he makes a horrific discovery—the body of a baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: DNA tests link the infant to a young woman who has been missing and presumed dead after she disappeared from a group rafting trip four years earlier.As he assists the reopened investigation, Bowditch begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren’t who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets. Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far.

Knife Creek (Mike Bowditch, #8) Details

TitleKnife Creek (Mike Bowditch, #8)
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 13th, 2017
PublisherMinotaur Books
ISBN1250102359
ISBN-139781250102355
Number of pages320 pages
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Knife Creek (Mike Bowditch, #8) Review

  • Moonlight Reader
    March 29, 2017
    This was my first entry into the Mike Bowditch series, but it won't be the last. I've been a fan of C.J. Box Joe Pickett and William Kent Krueger Cork O'Connor series for several years, and I tend to read a lot of mysteries, so when I saw the cover of this book on netgalley, I initially assumed it was a new book in one of those series. I was very surprised when I saw that it was the 8th book in a series set in Maine that was totally new to me.I thoroughly enjoyed Knife Creek. Mike Bowditch was a This was my first entry into the Mike Bowditch series, but it won't be the last. I've been a fan of C.J. Box Joe Pickett and William Kent Krueger Cork O'Connor series for several years, and I tend to read a lot of mysteries, so when I saw the cover of this book on netgalley, I initially assumed it was a new book in one of those series. I was very surprised when I saw that it was the 8th book in a series set in Maine that was totally new to me.I thoroughly enjoyed Knife Creek. Mike Bowditch was an engaging character. I also really liked both of the secondary female characters, Dani & Stacey. I appreciated the fact that the author gave them competence and characteristics that were unrelated to their physical charms, even if Stacey is apparently intent upon being her own worst enemy. The mystery itself was interesting and well-done.I have a huge weakness for series set in woodsy, northern locations, and this series hit all of those buttons. This book will appeal to fans of mystery, especially those who are fond of the woodsy/outdoorsy style of mystery like Joe Pickett. I plan to go back to the beginning of Mike Bowditch and work my way forward - Paul Doiron has acquired a new fan.Thanks to Minotaur and Netgalley for providing me a free review copy of this book.
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  • Linda
    March 24, 2017
    Mike Bowditch is back in another fantastic, amazing, marvelously written book. This one will draw you in and not let you go until you reach the end, and what an ending it is. Can't wait to see what is next for our favorite Maine game warden in the future.Highly recommended!
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  • Lora
    March 24, 2017
    In the heat of a Maine summer, game warden Mike Bowditch, along with his girlfriend, Stacey, discovers a baby buried loosely in the ground. Both Mike and Stacey are extremely upset and wonder what lead to the baby's death. The only clues are the initials K.C. carved into a nearby tree and the clothes the child was wearing. Even though it's out of his jurisdiction, Mike continues to be haunted by what he saw, and finds himself involved in the investigation. In this latest book of the Mike Bowditc In the heat of a Maine summer, game warden Mike Bowditch, along with his girlfriend, Stacey, discovers a baby buried loosely in the ground. Both Mike and Stacey are extremely upset and wonder what lead to the baby's death. The only clues are the initials K.C. carved into a nearby tree and the clothes the child was wearing. Even though it's out of his jurisdiction, Mike continues to be haunted by what he saw, and finds himself involved in the investigation. In this latest book of the Mike Bowditch series, Doiron crafts a mystery that's extremely hard to put down. It has a great setting, a compelling story, and a main character with supporting characters that are interesting and believable. A top-notch series that deserves to mentioned as one of the best being written today.
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