I have been a huge fan of Julia Keller ever since I read her first book, “A Killing in the Hills.” The setting is West Virginia where life is difficult for many-the miners, the teens, the drug users-and where it is challenging to find a sense of well-being and peace. The humanity of the protagonist, Bell Elkins, brings me back again and again. “Fast Falls the Night,” takes place over the course of a single day and was inspired by real events in the author’s home town. A series of drug deaths is being investigated. At the same time, there is the chance to visit with many of the series’ regular characters. This literary trip to West Virginia can be tough and heart-breaking but oh, so worthwhile. Highly recommended. Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.