Nikki Hunt #5
She raced across the woods. Cold wind hit her face, and her heart pounded so fast she could almost feel the panic rushing through her veins.She knocked on the door knowing she didn’t have much time. Fear gripped her. “Please, help,” she whispered.Rushing to the scene of a homicide at a farmhouse surrounded by thick, dark woodland, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is shocked to find four victims. A mother and father have been stabbed, their son, Bryce, is fighting for his life, and a young woman’s body is lying near the front door, her wrists bound with heart-shaped bunting. Nikki has never seen such a complex scene, but despite recovering from her own painful loss, she will do whatever it takes to bring this killer to justice.Nikki soon identifies the woman as missing student Jessica Chandler and finds Bryce’s initials woven into the jumper she wore the night she died. It seems like they were a couple, and that the Webers were a happy family. So who would want them dead?The murders have all the hallmarks of a serial killer: all the evidence suggests the murderer was watching them, turned the security cameras off as they entered and fled the scene from the front door. But then Jessica’s friends tell Nikki she was uncomfortable around Bryce, and when two of Bryce’s friends go missing along Stillwater river, and the girlfriend is found, she claims her boyfriend tried to kill her.Are Bryce and his friends hiding a dark side? Nikki knows she must dig deeper to find out their secrets, but can she uncover the truth before the killer takes another life?
When police officers are called to a scene, they often don’t know what they will find. This time, when Agent Nikki Hunt received the call, one of her colleagues already filled her in a bit, but images are always worse than words…
Nikki and team dive in straight away. Interrogations of friends, family, turning every stone in order to find clues, checking alibis,… and of course using these little snippets to piece the puzzle together.
When they come up with a theory, there is always something that does not add up and this means back to the drawing board and starting all over again.
If you have read book in this series before, you know Nikki. She is like a dog with a bone and she won’t back down until she has put the right people behind bars.
It’s very complicated though. Are the victims still victims or are they culprits and what about the culprits? Have they become victims all of a sudden?
And what about Nikki’s private life? There is something big hanging above her head too.
I already know the ins and the outs of the matter. I suppose you would like to know it too. There is only one thing left to do than. Grab a copy and immerse yourself in this story.
I, for one, loved it. 5 stars
About the author
Stacy Green is the bestselling author of more than 10 award-winning novels and nonfiction short stories. The ERIN PRINCE SERIES has been optioned for television by a major production team. 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 started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing.