I have a confession to make. The killings in this book got into my dreams. I won’t say nightmares, because that’s a bit dramatic, but they certainly got into my head.
A choice, a quick death with a bullet in the head.
Or, play the game, take the challenge, escape the knots and run away.
3 years ago a woman is given the choice, she doesn’t know why she’s been taken into a clearing in a wooded area, or who the two men who took her are, all she knows is the bullet will kill her, and escaping being tied up and left alone at least gives her a chance.
Today a man’s body is found hog-tied in a clearing. Two discoveries get Detective Casey White’s attention.
One, the discovery nearby of skeletal remains intertwined with rope and a similar set of knots.
The other, the latest victim is her ex-husband Ronald Haskin, the father of their missing daughter. A man she still has emotional attachment to, but has not been in contact with for a while.
All that in the first thirty pages.
I don’t think I’ve ever done a review where I stopped talking about the plot after just thirty pages, but I don’t want to spoil, what is a stunning story, by discussing the plot line any further.
As with all of the series the characters and settings are great.
The continuing story of Casey White’s daughter runs through the story like a fine grain through an oak table top.
White trying to balance her work life, her ongoing hunt for the truth about her daughter, and her blooming relationship always add to the books, but take on a greater poignancy through this one.
As always the story is full of suspense, Cliff hanger chapter endings, and twist that kept me reading late into the night.
Maybe that’s why I had the bad dreams.
I loved it.
Pages: 337 Publisher: Bookouture. Available now