And the River Runs Deep: The Cold Case Murder – Mystery of Leah Marcus by A. J. Ullman (Book Review #620)

And the river runs deep is a murder mystery book written about Lea Marcus. She was 17 and the daughter of a compelling Jewish family when she is brutally killed. She loved playing the piano and was a lively, delightful teenager. Her loss creates a big case, and suspicions begin to take over and falls on Damon, her boyfriend.

Damon’s race comes to play as he is a black man, and his DNA is found on her body. He takes the fall for her death. It takes ten years later for a reporter to investigate and reopen this case only to find the truth behind what really happened.


The literature was beautifully written.  I particularly enjoyed the fact that the author had added race into the mix of the plot. It is most certainly something that is still happening with our justice system. It has always been easy for everyone to blame people quickly due to the color of their skin or their ethnicity.


The pace of the story was fast enough to create suspense, and due to the nature of the work, it really made the reader bond with the characters and storyline, wanting to know who really was to blame.


I recommend this book to crime book lovers and people that read mystery.


Written by Jeyran Main

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