Book Review: Vermillion Drift by William Kent Krueger

This is the 10th book in the Cork O’Connor series, but the first one I have ever read (listened to). First, let me reassure you – you don’t have to have read any of the other books in the series to enjoy this one. But after reading this one, you are likely to want to back track and follow this detective on more investigations.

The Vermillion Drift is a used up iron mine that is currently being considered by the government as a place to store nuclear waste. Cork O’Connor is on two assignments – one to find out who is threatening the folks involved in making the decision about the new use of the mine and one to find the mine owner’s missing sister.  In the background, we have Cork O’Connor struggling with his own demons of nightmares and missing his wife who died the year before.

This book is fast paced – I found myself doing extra chores around the house so I would have an excuse to keep listening to the story! There are unexpected twists and turns which include the addition of a 40 year old mystery. I really enjoyed the book and if you like a good mystery novel/detective story you won’t be disappointed!

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