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Five strangers forge an unlikely alliance to uncover the identity of the infamous Point Roberts Slayer.
On a peculiar peninsula in Washington State, the small town of Point Roberts exists in the shadow of the fifteen people who were murdered here. Surrounded by water and a giant wall that spans its border with Canada, Point Roberts has been cut off from the rest of the world every February for the past twenty-seven years in an attempt to stop a brutal serial killer from striking again. Because the murders took place exclusively during February three years in a row, closing down the town seemed like the only way to stop the slayings. And so far . . . it has worked.
Except the decades-old cold case remains unsolved, and the residents of Point Roberts are beginning to question if there’s an ulterior motive behind the mayor’s enforced lockdowns. After a brazen seventeen-year-old orphan named Liza moves to town, a new February begins. At first, she knows nothing of the murders, but that quickly changes when she finds a mysterious book titled The Fifteen—a book that shares shocking details on the killings.
Determined to discover the identity of the Point Roberts Slayer, Liza teams up with four other misfits who all hold secrets and have personal connections to the victims. These five strangers will have to work together to uncover the truth, if only they can stay out of the murderer’s destructive path so they don’t become victims themselves.
Point Roberts is a love letter to the moody Pacific Northwest, an intricate portrait of complex characters building walls to protect their fragile hearts, and, at its core, a profound story of embracing chosen family and walking with them into the foggy unknown.
A Note From the Publisher
"A severed hand, wild rituals, a town full of secrets—Point Roberts is a cascade of mysteries you will have to know the answers to. This twisting, turning, wild ride is at times whimsical and light, at times dark and disturbing, and always heartfelt. The Great Northwest shimmers to life in this spirited tale." -Carmiel Banasky, author of The Suicide of Claire Bishop
"Point Roberts is a wistful descent into a legacy of murder and madness that will keep readers guessing. It's spooky and just offbeat enough to capture wild imaginations. Even amidst the distinctly odd scenario, readers can easily root for these earnest souls who band together to solve the murders. This elaborate tale will entertain readers who enjoy intricately networked characters and a tinge of the weird." -Independent Book Review
"Alexander Rigby's Point Roberts is a white-knuckle murder mystery that delivers all of the thrills, chills, and stunning reveals that fans of the genre crave. It is also a tender family-of-choice novel, in which a cast of deeply sympathetic misfit characters search for love, acceptance, and a place to call home. Readers won't want to put down this sensitive, deeply engrossing page-turner." -Jake Wolff, author of The History of Living Forever
"An engrossing read from beginning to end, Point Roberts has an intriguing premise and a well-paced plot. The narrative alternates between the points of view of Liza, Theodore, Colette, Grant, and Maude, who have complex backgrounds that fit the somber mood of Rigby's narrative. The truth the protagonists seek, however, is much more twisted than they anticipate." -Readers' Favorite
"A twisty, atmospheric mystery, Point Roberts features a motley crew coming together in a truly unique setting. Reading it will make you want to visit the very real place at the heart of this well-imagined story." -Alexandra Oliva, author of The Last One
"Readers will enjoy this cold case murder mystery that unfolds in a unique and distinctive setting. Rigby's use of multiple civilian sleuths to solve the decades-old crimes makes Point Roberts feel original and organic, with characters that are diverse and memorable." -BookLife