Her Shallow Grave. D.K. Hood
If I say “There’s another serial killer in Black Rock Falls” it sounds like I’m about to start a bad review, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Yes this is the 9th in the Kane and Alton series but it’s not a series that gets old. This book, just like all the others is a page turning crime thriller which crosses into the psychological thriller genre really nicely.
For those that haven’t read these books before Sheriff Jenna Alton is a former DEA Special Agent who is living under a new name to keep her safe. Her deputy, Dave Kane, is ex special forces, who is grieving for his wife years after she was killed by a car bomb.
In fact all of the small team that carries out investigations in Black Rock Falls have fascinating ongoing stories.
So when body parts are found arranged in a tree close to a popular ski resort the team are immediately in the thick of it.
Those body parts belong to more than one person, and as the story unwinds more weird body dumps are found, none stranger than the chimney scene, but no spoilers.
But why are no people getting reported missing, who are the victims and where are they coming from.
The team gets close a couple of times but the discoveries continue.
Meanwhile a young woman has been kidnapped and nobody has noticed she’s missing. We can all guess how she’s going to end up, but what is going to happen to her before she dies.
I’ve mentioned this before, but it describes this series perfectly for the British readers. Black Rock Falls is like Midsummer on crack.
A great series that just seems to get better with each book.