Published by Bookouture on 1st June 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, Don't Look Back , Pray for Mercy
She glances around as she locks the café door behind her. It’s growing dark and the quiet street is deserted. Tired, she starts on her short walk home. She thinks she’ll be safe inside within minutes, but the person watching from the shadows has other plans for her tonight…
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a local playground in the center of Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane rush to the scene. Jenna recoils with horror when she sees the body, dressed in a thin nightgown, her face covered by a terrifying Halloween mask.
When the body is examined, red puncture marks are uncovered along her spine. Jenna makes a connection with a cold case where the killer tortured young women for years and was never caught. If the murderer has started killing again, Jenna knows it’s only a matter of time before another body is found.
Days later, when another victim lays slumped against the fence of a local landfill site, with the same puncture wounds and macabre mask, Jenna’s fears are confirmed. A serial killer is back in town and they’re picking off women one by one.
Then, as a third body is found, Jenna finally gets the breakthrough she needs. Dirt found underneath the women’s fingernails leads to a dangerous cave network in the mountains outside town. And once Jenna ventures into the dark, winding underground tunnels, will she find the person responsible for the deaths and take them down, or has she just walked into the killer’s trap?
Fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot will be gripped by this crime thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood. Prepare to stay up all night!
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
Ok, I think I say it every time but wowzers! This book was awesome! I loved that we carried on from the last book and had happy times to kick us off…well they were short-lived, but it was nice to see.
I really want to talk about the plot but I am not going to spoil it but jeez that was chilling. It kinda reminded me of Kiss the Girls but not as graphic! It was harrowing and cold and my days a blast from the past. I was happy about this as I was worried about a said character from the previous book!!
This is a cold cold story this time. What a sinister psychopath, the reasoning behind the whole story was a worrying one. I get it but oh my days, as a reason to justify everything. It was damn horrifying.
This is the darkest book in the series. Whilst I enjoyed this book, a LOT, I was slightly miffed with Jenna and Dave for their rash decision making on one of the characters. I mean I will probably be proven right in the next book, but I still wanted a benefit of the doubt provided!
I blitz through this!! I was racing through the pages with the need to find out what is going on. This series is still refreshing and so addictive! I really couldn’t put the book down, just loved it and will definitely be in my top books for the year!
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Noelle for the tour invite and to the publishers and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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