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Where Monsters Hide by M. William Phelps reads like a fiction thriller and I couldn’t be happier that I picked this one for the January blog book as I couldn’t put it down. Set in Wisconsin, the author tells this story mostly from the point of view of the lead investigator, Laura Frizzo, who leaves no stone unturned and does not give up in her pursuit to find justice for the victim, Chris Regan. Even though she takes a lot of slack from State Troopers and even her own boss, she doggedly chases the truth. You really get a feel for what Ms. Frizzo had to deal with and I had a lot of sympathy for her throughout the investigation.

Kelly and Jason Cochran

She focuses on two people,Jason and Kelly Cochran, one of whom worked with Chris and we later find out was having an affair with him as well. Kelly doesn’t come off as being the nicest person when she’s first introduced into the story, especially since she’s married and apparently has had many “conquests” at their place of work, Chris being the latest.

The truth is hard to find

It takes nearly two years to finally get some truth out of Kelly, and even then, it’s hard to believe most of what comes out of her mouth. During that time, they move back home to Indiana and her husband eventually dies. When his death is investigated, it is ruled a homicide and lo and behold, his wife Kelly is the one who did it. There’s so much that happens in this story!


Now, I’m not the kind of person who lays blame readily on someone without some evidence, but it becomes clear early on that Kelly Cochran is a most evil woman. You’ll likely find yourself asking “why” a lot and saying “oh nooooo” quite often, but I promise, it’s worth the distress you’ll find yourself in. I know I’ll never look at butterfly tattoos the same way again. Why, you might ask? You’ll have to read it to find out.

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