Series: Detectives Kane and Alton #14.5
Published by Bookouture on February 8, 2022
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, Be Mine Forever, Cross My Heart , Fallen Angel, Lose Your Breath, Pray for Mercy, Kiss Her Goodnight
Jenna Alton is an FBI agent who will stop at nothing to put those who hurt the innocent behind bars. An addictive short-read origin story about how she became Black Rock Falls’ most loved Sheriff.
Jenna has been working undercover for four years and now she’s ready to take down the most dangerous man she’s ever met—her husband, Michael.
Pulling shopping bags out of the back of her car, Jenna scans the house for Michael but he’s nowhere to be seen. Stepping into the marble hallway, she sighs with relief at the thought of just one more night here. But first, she must survive the most high-stakes night of her career: Michael is planning something deadly behind closed doors, and Jenna must find a place to hide where she can listen to every word – then, she must run for her life.
But as night falls and the guests arrive, Jenna sees a distressed young girl being dragged into the house, and she knows she can’t leave an innocent soul behind.
Staying will risk the case Jenna’s already sacrificed so much for, but innocent lives will be lost if she doesn’t bring this twisted monster down. With the clock ticking, can Jenna save the girl and make it out alive?
An absolutely unputdownable short crime thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood. If you’re a fan of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this gripping read.
This book was just the backstory I didn’t know I was missing out on until I read it. I love Jenna and although I was intrigued about her history, it was always a secret, locked away in a classified file until one morning she decides to tell Kane.
I loved getting to know Jenna before Jenna. Man, it was not easy and what she went through was tough to read. How she is cut off from everyone and the pain she suffered. However, the threat over her head is very real.
This novella helps us see Jenna in a fuller light. We know where she has come from, so although her behaviour towards Kane really peeved me in Fallen Angel, I can relate now to why she’s like that.
It was also interesting to read her initial thoughts of Black Rock Falls and her new home at the Ranch. The first case as acting Sheriff hit her in an instant and it got personal quick. All this lead up to when she met Kane and it made me love Rowley all over again. It was fascinating. I will say it time and time again, Jenna needs a proper break!! Some sun, a drink and just the sounds of the sea.
I devoured this book in 2 sittings because like always Ms Hood writing just has me hooked. Plus when you see older names come up, knowing what you do now, well you just want to scream. One from excitement and one to get Jenna out of there!!
I can’t wait to go and read Kane’s back story (yes I am behind) and I think a story of Wolfe would just finish it off!
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Noelle at Bookouture for the tour invite and the author for a copy of their book in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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