In the golden morning light, a beautiful young woman lies diagonally across the bed, dressed for a night out, her long lashes pressed against her cheeks as if she’s sleeping. But the crimson that creeps across the sheets tells the story of an innocent woman who has drawn her last breath…Detective Madison Harper is pulled away from Thanksgiving preparations when a local care worker, Terri Summers, is found dead in her home on the outskirts of Lost Creek, Colorado. Terri’s inconsolable mother can’t understand who would hurt such a kind soul who had dedicated her life to helping others. But analysis of the blood spatter at the scene indicates Terri knew her attacker, that she looked them right in the eye before her life was taken.The awkward way Terri’s body is positioned catches Madison’s attention. Carefully moving her, she finds a bracelet—possibly a child’s—with a single red bead clenched in the woman’s fist, as if she was hiding it. It’s the lead Madison so desperately needs, but the sudden death of one of her own team sends the investigation into a tailspin.With her coworkers crumbling around her, Madison must work day and night to trace the bracelet and crack the case. But when she’s dragged back into the disappearance of a woman and child from years ago, and finds a link to someone in her own family, can Madison stop this twisted killer before another precious life is taken? And at what cost?
People who are, just like me, hooked on this author’s books know we have been introduced to Vince previously. We also know he what he has been dealing with and I was wondering when the mystery would be unravelled. Well, it seems like the time is now. Yeah! 😊
Because the police has given up searching and everything is now catalogued as a cold case, Nate decides to help his friend and tries to find out what has been going on.
Madison, on the other hand, has a lot to deal with too. A murder case with zero clues and a devastating event that touches her personally are thrown at her.
Someone is not happy with how things go and they don’t want this cold case to be reopened. The only thing they can do about that is stopping Nate…
Case closed? You would think so, but that’s when Maddison decides to take over.
Sorry, bad guys. It seems like your time has run out. Maddison won’t stop until she has you where you belong: behind bars for a very long time.
Another brilliant book that made me forget everything around me. 5 stars
Thank you, Wendy Dranfield and Bookouture
About the author
Wendy is the bestselling author of the Detective Madison Harper crime series.
She is a former coroner’s assistant turned crime writer who writes a mixture of standalone thrillers, crime series and short stories. Some of her books have been shortlisted for various writing competitions and awards, including the Mslexia novel writing competition and the International Thriller Writer Awards.
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