Nikki Hunt #2
She didn’t see the patch of black ice until it was too late. The car started to spin, and as it veered off into the deep ditch and the mounds of snow beside the road, she saw him. The little boy frozen in the ice.
When the remains of two bodies are found in an open grave along a desolate highway in Stillwater, Minnesota, Special Agent Nikki Hunt knows exactly who they are. The bright blue jacket lying on the frozen earth belongs to Kellan Rhodes, the missing boy she’s desperately been trying to find for the last two days. The other body is his mother Dana, who had been Nikki’s lead suspect.
Although the wounds on Dana’s body suggest she murdered her son and took her own life, Nikki finds evidence that suggests she was a victim too. Dana was desperately trying to regain custody of Kellan, and Nikki finds boot prints at the scene that belong to someone else.
When another child is reported missing, local journalist Caitlin Newport claims the cases are linked: Zach Reeves was taken away from his own mother in a custody battle, just like Kellan was.
Caitlin once helped Nikki find out the truth about her own parents’ murders, but her desire for a story nearly cost Nikki her life. Now, Nikki must decide if she can trust Caitlin again, before time runs out to find the killer and bring Zach home alive…
In this second book of the series, Nikki Hunt’s head is filled again with a bunch of questions she has to find answers to. Together with her team and the sheriff’s team they have to figure out what was going on. Are they dealing with a double homicide? A homicide and a suicide? An accident and a homicide or an accident and a suicide?
And what about the missing boy? Is there a link between the cases? Is he dead or will they find him alive?
The green eyed monster plays a big role in this story. I understand it’s hard when you were treated differently than you sibling, but how far are you prepared to go to prove your point? Aren’t you forgetting who you are hurting and exposing to danger by acting the way you do?
The police does not have a lot of time to take a breather, because as usual the clock is ticking. Nikki’s private life has to play second fiddle for a while. The only person she really takes some time off for is her daughter, but she knows she has to make some decisions in order to move forward and that’s what she does as soon as the bad guys are locked up and the key is thrown away.
A very good book that kept me guessing the whole time. 5 stars
Thank you, Stacy Green and Bookouture
About the author
Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies.