The Alton and Kane series is one of my favourite American crime series.
The settings, the characters, the crimes, everything adds ups to create great stories.
This one is no exception but it is so much darker than the others.
D.K Hood has created a great setting in the town of Black Rock Falls. In this book she has expanded the scene with the discovery of a series of caves, and without giving spoilers, the subterranean parts of the story are genuinely breath stopping.
The book starts with a kidnapping and a deadly fire.
A shocking start which gets more shocking with the discover of a body in a pool.
But what’s more shocking is Altons discovery that the family may have a link to somebody very close to her.
As the investigation gathers pace Alton and Kane go underground, literally, and that’s when things get dark, and not just in a luminosity way.
The caves have a way of bringing secrets out, secret fears, confessions, stories. But will “what happens in the caves, stay in the caves”
The pair are in a race to find the latest victim of a kidnap in the labyrinth of caves
This book takes the reader on a journey that will see the end of, or explanation to, one of the main series story threads, and it’s brilliant.
I really like these books. I always find the best books have strong characters, but quite often it’s just the lead character that stands out, and sometimes their side kick.
In this series all the characters stand out. As a reader I find I’ve invested in all of them, even the criminals, and in this book the criminal really stands out.
Please don’t read this as a stand alone. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in the series you’ve missed a treat, and this book will be all the better for reading the others.
Pages: 367. Publisher: Bookouture. Available now