#BookReview of The Crying Season by D.K Hood @DKHood_Author @nholten40 @bookouture #netgalley #TheCryingSeason

#BookReview of The Crying Season by D.K Hood @DKHood_Author @nholten40 @bookouture #netgalley #TheCryingSeason The Crying Season by D.K Hood
Also by this author: Don't Tell A Soul , Bring Me Flowers , Follow Me Home
Series: Detectives Kane and Alton #4
Published by Bookouture on October 18 2018
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Pages: 298
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The light fades as she runs for her life, the forest now becoming quieter around her. The only noise she hears is the sound of footsteps following her...

It’s hiking season in Black Rock Falls and the small town in Montana is flooded with visitors. But when a hiker finds a human skull on a deserted trail in the woods that surround the town, Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

With no missing persons reported, Jenna has no leads. Then her team makes a shocking discovery – the body of another hiker, a young man, tied to a tree and riddled with bullets. Could the two murders be linked?

As more bodies are found, Jenna and her deputy David Kane know that they must venture deep into the forest to find and face the killer. But nothing can prepare them for what awaits them there…

This is the first book I have read, as I have listened to the first 3 in the series.  See my reviews here,  Don’t Tell A Soul, Bring Me Flowers, and Follow Me Home. Each book is getting creepier and creepier, and I have it on good authority that the next book is going to be even MORE creepier!!!

This is the fourth book in the series, and whilst you may potentially be able to read it on your own, I don’t want you to (demanding ah!). You would so be missing out on the team and the little details, but if you must you can read it on its own..but please don’t!!

I really could not guess who the big bad was in this book, and to be honest I could have been happy to not know. This serial killer is one crazy messed up person, they can have a ticket to a different crazy town to me and they can stay there!!!!!! There are no clues to who the perp is at all, (Well I didn’t think so!) and I was waiting on baited breathe with the rest of the team.

80% in the book and things go bat s**t crazy! I was flying through the book, heart in my throat, I felt like I was holding my breath, and there was a LOT of OMG OMG OMG OMG moments in my head! What was going on!! And then there was that twist and that ending, man I need the next book like yesterday!!! I can’t cope! 

As said this story is much more creepier than before. Ms Hood’s writing is awesome, to put it in plain English, as you can picture the idyllic and peaceful forest, the sounds of the animals, the scenery and then the blood and guts are thrown in too. I devour every word on the page, I click my kindle button as quick as I could, as this story was haunting me. I could not figure out why this was happening and what the connection was! 

Someone is hunting women, in hunting season, perfect cover story but there is a twist with this hunt, and it shocks you to the core. It is the sort of book I could picture on the big screen, it would be like a really epic 80’s slasher pic, I would love to see it! 

The chapters when we are in the predator’s head were spine chilling. The thought process and lack of human emotion apart from the hunt, makes you realise how messed up they are! A person completely devoid of human attachment, with a secret cave of goodies. Aaaaaahhh, don’t run for the hills, stay in the main streets this time! 

As always,  I adore Kane and Alton’s relationship, the fact they are getting closer makes me so happy, still, the miscommunications and understanding with them are apparent. But happy days the team is back! Still loving the new additions and Rawley, he is just adorable. They work so well together, Kane beasting them to be better and Alton and her guidance and direction making them a well-oiled team. 

This is my favourite go-to series of the year so far, I can’t fault the book, even with all the blood, gore and terrifying actions of a predator and the crazy reasoning behind said actions! Just makes you wonder what goes on in some people’s head! 

I love everything about these books and really think the time needs to be invested here, so go buy the books, lock yourself away and fully immerse yourself to Sheriff Alton and Deputy Kane and a little-known place called Black Rock Falls.  (Thanks for stopping by with my rambles….*whisper* go buy the books)

Pssst…think this may just be my book of the month! 

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*Thank you so much to Noelle at Bookouture and the author D.K Hood for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*

About D.K Hood

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humor, and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire.
I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent wonderful vacations in many countries. I love the rugged beauty of Montana and can’t wait to return.
I use the memories from my travels to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. It was one subject I enjoyed studying and with the constant advances, it never gets boring.

I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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5 Comments

  1. Lauren Becker
    October 24, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    I love when you get the killer’s perspective in books! This sounds like a good series – and another good read!

    -lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    • Zoe
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Me too! I hope you get the chance to read the series !

  2. October 24, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Getting the killer’s POV always ups the creepy factor! And it’s so great when four books in the stories are just as fresh and the characters continue to develop.

    • Zoe
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Oh it is really still fresh and I’m loving the characters and the charm of the town it’s set in.

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