Detective Ellie Reeves #4
She looked like an angel. She lay perfectly still, silky blonde hair falling to her pale shoulders. Icicles clung to her eyelashes as snowflakes fluttered to the frozen ground, burying her body.
As a snowstorm wreaks havoc in the mountain town of Crooked Creek, a woman is found buried in ice. Detective Ellie Reeves is first on the scene. Examining the body, she finds frozen blonde hair, pink nail polish and a silver heart necklace engraved with Mine Forever.
Ellie has first-hand experience of the monsters that lurk in the mountains––her childhood is testament to that. She vows to catch this one, but she’s up against the brutal weather, with snow covering footprints and making forensics impossible.
Frantically trawling through missing-person’s reports, Ellie identifies the victim. Nadine Houser disappeared eleven years ago. Where has she been all this time? Why was she only murdered now?
As storm clouds roll in, another girl is reported missing. Ellie retraces the steps of Ginger Weston who was renting a cabin in the mountains. She discovers a gold chain in the snow, spotted with blood. The killer is accelerating, and it’s just a matter of time before more innocent lives are robbed.
With the town blaming Ellie for the missing girl on her watch, and everyone fearing for their safety of their daughters, it’s down to Ellie to solve the toughest case of her career. But when the killer comes after her, will she live to save Crooked Creek from its ruthless monster?
OMG how disturbed can someone be? Very, is without a doubt the right answer when we are talking about this unsub.
This story really made my stomach jump up and down a few times and I honestly felt the pain sometimes. It made my skin crawl.
Ellie really really is a tough one. I don’t know how she still can put up a fight after all she has been through already in this and the previous books. On the other hand though that’s probably what makes her fight so hard and does not want anyone’s pity. She is a very strong willed lady, but with a very big heart.
Of course the unsub is to blame for everything, but is there not a big part of the responsibility that has to be put on someone else’s conscience?
This book was blood-curdling and a must read pure and simple, as are the other books in this series. You won’t regret it. 5 stars
hank you, Rita Herron and Bookouture
About the author
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.