Monday, May 28, 2018

Cash Valley by Ryan K. Nelson {Review}

Cash Valley by Ryan K. Nelson
202 pages
Publication Date: November 27, 2016
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

When FBI Agent Alex Travis receives an anonymous phone call on a September morning in 1954 with a tip concerning the now cold case of the Cache County Bank robbery, it has his undivided attention. The tip leads Travis to the top of the secluded Green canyon in Logan, Utah, where a young man named Jack Pepper proceeds to tell a story spanning the two years from the time of the robbery, when he and his girlfriend, Kate Austin, stumbled upon the crime of the century for the Cache valley. Travis must decide if he is dealing with the suspects or the victims of one of the largest bank robberies in U.S. history.

To get the answers, it will take one more trip up the canyon, to the entrance of the Spring Hollow mine, where the daylight ends and the cold dark begins.

My Review: 4 Stars

Cash Valley is an intense and gripping story about a bank robbery in my old stomping grounds. I grew up in Cache Valley and enjoy reading books from that area. Although I did grow up across the valley and years later from this setting, I still found it to have a familiar feel.

As the book began, I wasn't sure if the tip this FBI agent received was from a victim or a thief and I enjoyed watching the mystery unfold, along with Agent Travis. Most of it takes place in an almost journal, or flashback, mode, but it was entertaining.

The quick pace of the plot didn't allow for much character depth, but this book really is plot driven and that didn't bother me too much and I found myself on the edge of my seat, dying to know how it would all end.

Content: mild romance; mild-moderate violence

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