Series: Detectives Kane and Alton #11
Published by Bookouture on February 24, 2021
Source: Net Galley
Also by this author: Don't Tell A Soul , Bring Me Flowers , Follow Me Home, The Crying Season, Where Angels Fear , Whisper in the Night , Break the Silence, Her Broken Wings, Her Shallow Grave, Promises in the Dark, Cross My Heart
Gray clouds gather overhead as she runs along the dark road. Not a soul is out in the storm, or so she thinks. As the vehicle pulls up alongside her, she sees a familiar face behind the wheel and thinks she's safe. Little does she know, she has just put herself in unthinkable danger...
When local cheerleader, Laurie Turner, goes missing after practice and her bright red pick-up truck is found abandoned by the side of a quiet road, Detective Jenna Alton fears the worst.
Visiting Laurie's family house, Jenna senses that the teenager's home life isn't as perfect as her father would have people believe. Quick to temper and full of hatred toward Laurie's mother, Dr Turner doesn't seem to know the first thing about his own daughter, let alone how long she's been missing for.
With the clock ticking, the whole town takes to the streets to find the missing girl and, after a frantic search, a terrible discovery is made at the bottom of an old mine shaft on the outskirts of town. Laurie's pale body is totally still and Jenna is sure somebody in the local community is her killer.
When another cheerleader goes missing, Jenna thinks that someone close to the school is picking the teenagers off one by one. As she talks to the other students, it becomes clear that there are plenty of people who'd like to silence the girls forever.
Then her own deputy David Kane comes face to face with the murderer, and Jenna has to race to save him. Can she do so before it's too late? Or will another young life be taken?
I swear each book just keeps getting darker and darker. What could be darker and sinister than this! I would love to know where Ms Hood’s ideas come from but I am also slightly worried too! I mean each book is fresh with ideas, murders and new people. I mean how are there still people to kill in this town!!!
We are back with the team! Yay! And it is nice being around them again, plus we welcome another new addition. This family is getting big and quick, some more people to be worried about! The new addition has their own skillset to bring to the table. And I must admit I am intrigued, especially with their photographic memory. However, it is always good to have a little element of caution. I mean this is the 11th book of the series, just wow. Yet, with all the backgrounds and the characters, you should definitely be reading the other books in this series.
This time, the victims are from the cheerleader squad! Someone really is not happy and they show this through the brutality of these deaths. Shocking for sure. Each time you think you know who the perpetrator is, you realise you aren’t even scratching the surface, as you spin around and around trying to get tot he bottom of it all. I.did not even try to guess this time because I just could not fathom who would do such callous and harsh things to these girls.
It is a tantalising and intense read by Ms Hood. I seriously do not know how she does it. It is a page-turner that lept me up late into the night. Just wow! I have bever been let down and I don’t think I ever will as long as Kane and Alton are on the case. They are as solid as they come, with the backup and tools at their disposal isn’t it about time for people to realise they will always get caught?
Until next time xxx
Thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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