The River Girls

The River Girls

WHO’S KILLING THE GIRLS OF WILLOW BAY?

When the body of a missing girl washes up on the banks of the Willow River, the killing is linked to two cold case murders, and the investigation must uncover the twisted motive of a serial killer before he kills again. 

Still reeling after her sister’s brutal murder, grief-stricken Eden Winthrop has returned to Willow Bay, where she runs the Mercy Harbor Foundation, a safe haven for victims of violence. 

When a teenage trafficking victim disappears from a shelter run by her foundation, Eden is drawn into the search for the sadistic killer. The hunt becomes personal when Eden's niece is abducted just as the body of yet another victim is discovered in a local river. 

In a desperate effort to save her niece, Eden must partner with the small-town police force that had failed to save her sister. And to catch the killer, she realizes she must trust the one man she vowed to never forgive and summon the strength to face her deepest fears.


The gripping first book in the page-turning Mercy Harbor Thriller Series will keep you up at night.

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    The River Girls Reviews

  • Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    The River Girls by Melinda Woodhall is the first book in the Mercy Harbor thriller series. It introduces Eden Winthrop who runs a shelter for abused women in honor of her sister Mercy whose life was s...

  • Toni Osborne

    Mercy Harbor Thriller book #1Who’s killing the girls of Willow Bay?Eden Winthrop, the key player, runs “Mercy”, a shelter for abuse women in honor of her sister whose life was taken prematurely....

  • peggy

    A new author for me and the start of a new series. I was hooked from the first page. Young girls are going missing and turning up dead in the local river. Police corruption and human trafficking. This...

  • Linda Strong

    3.5 StarsAt a rundown seedy motel, he sneaks into a particular room. She's sick, she needs a fix. Someone has abducted her and is holding her, along with several other women, at their mercy .. keeping...

  • Cathy

    The River Girls by Melinda WoodallThis is the first book in this series and the first I have read from this author. There is alot going on with this story and all the players, it held my attention and...

  • Jennifer

    This review is also available on my blog: Wine Cellar LibraryFirst, I would like to thank BookSirens and the author for providing me with a free Kindle ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest revi...

  • Lel Budge

    Firstly, how come I’ve not heard of Melinda Woodhall before? ….I read a lot and hadn’t come across her writing….So, The River Girls….Eden Winthrop helps run The Mercy Harbour Foundation in W...

  • Elizabeth

    Thank you to the author for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this thriller. Draws you in from the 1st chapter and keeps you guessing throughout. Good character ...

  • Edi McNinch

    First time reading this author but would definitely read her works again. In fact, I will be placing her in my favorites list along with authors with Harlan Coban and Tami Hoag. It's that good!! Fast ...

  • Madison

    I'm honestly not sure how I found this series, as it was less popular than I expected. Luckily, it was something that kept me dissolved in while my 2-year old caused a fit! The exposition was slightl...