Detective Jo Fournier #5
“Help!” she screams, kicking as hard as she can against the closet door. But it’s nailed shut, and nobody can hear her. She drops to her knees and curls into a ball like she did as a little girl, praying someone will find her before it is too late…
When the body of single mother Melissa Rollins is found trapped inside a bedroom closet in her immaculate suburban home, Detective Jo Fournier races to the scene. The small town of Greenfern is sweltering in a heatwave, and Jo is horrified to find that Melissa’s heating was turned up to the max whilst she died of thirst. Who would kill a devoted mother in such a cruel way?
Searching the house for clues, Jo’s team discovers that the front door was locked from the inside. And with no sign of a break-in, they realise the killer must be someone Melissa knew. But everyone in the frame has an alibi…
As she delves deeper into the case, Jo uncovers a link between Melissa and a recent cold case: another single mother who was tied up and brutally murdered. Someone is on a mission to kill local mothers, and Jo knows they will claim their next victim soon.
But as temperatures continue to rise and the team works around the clock to stop a twisted killer, someone from Jo’s past catches up with her. They’re watching her family’s every move, and they will stop at nothing to get revenge… Can Jo save the people she loves and catch the killer before it’s too late?
Is it possible to understand why a killers do what they do? Is it possible to feel for them and maybe even applaud them? Is it possible to see through the acts of violence and see the other side? Is it possible they save lives by taking some?
Well, I would say yes to all these questions.
You might think I have lost my mind, but I have not. 😊 If you have read this book, you might feel the same way I do. If you have not read it, it might feel weird, but you might change your mind when you do read it.
Killing is wrong I hear you say. I could not agree more, but some feel like it’s they only way to go to stop someone from doing what they do. We have a legal system to take care of those criminals, I hear you say. I have to agree there too, but I would like to add there are too many things that allow culprits to slither away due to mistakes. They are set free to continue what they do best and like most: killing again.
How would you feel when a loved one is killed and the police’ s hands are tight because of certain rules they have to follow while killers don’t have any scruples…
One extract of this amazing book made me think hard and I could empathise. It seems like I am not they only one it had an effect on…
Jo and Bob are the perfect duo once again, but they could not do it without their fantastic other team members.
I loved, loved, loved it. 5 stars
Thank you, M.M. Chouinard and Bookouture
About the author
M.M. Chouinard is the author of the Detective Jo Fournier mystery thrillers, and the standalone mystery thriller The Vacation. Her first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them.