Another great mystery-police procedural by author D. K. Hood. It took me some time to start liking the story as the initial chapters described how the paedophiles lured, kidnapped, and abused 13/14 year old children for years and killed them. That turned my stomach upside down.
Once the team of detectives from the Black Rock Falls Sheriff’s department Jenna and Kane make their appearance along with ME Wolfe and Rowley, the story flows like a murder mystery, albeit the murders of these abusers by a Vigilante killer.
I was supporting the Vigilante more in this book!!
A good hard hitting story by author D. K. Hood, the story, flow, pace, characters are great. The police procedural works well with autopsy findings and forensics.
But I couldn’t really get into the story as the topic was gruesome, and I was told about the abusers’ part of the story too, their plans, their kidnappings, holding children in cages… Eeeeuuu I could just cry here😢😭
The investigation and the characters captured by attention, the Vigilante made me root for her, hence the 4 star rating!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
The body of Amos Price lies in a pool of blood on the polished floor of an otherwise empty house in the small town of Black Rock Falls. With no signs of a break in, and no clues left at the scene, Detective Jenna Alton is at a loss.
But as the team begins to unpick the life of the reclusive victim, they discover a disturbing link between Amos and the disappearance of several young girls in the county going back years.
Days later, Ely Dorsey’s body is found in a remote motel on the outskirts of town. Jenna fears not only that the murders are connected to the missing girls, but that the killer hasn’t finished yet.
As Jenna tries to work out who will be next, the killer suddenly starts sending her deputy, David Kane, messages. Is she being taunted? Or does the murderer want to be caught? And will Jenna discover who’s behind these killings before more people die?
Publication date : 7th June, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture