Detectives Kane and Alton #16
Rain soaks her clothes as she runs from the large, isolated family home and hides behind the beaten-up pickup truck parked out front. Miles from safety, her heart thuds as footsteps draw closer. He’s found her…The rain has been falling for weeks when Black Rock Falls Sheriff, Jenna Alton, receives a panicked phone call from a local forest ranger. The lifeless body of a woman has washed up on the banks of a swollen river.Rushing to the scene, Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, find the young girl laying face up in the dirt, her long brown hair spilling out around her, her perfect pale skin showing no signs of struggle. Leaning in for a closer look, she finds a jack of hearts playing card tucked into the girl’s underwear. This was no accident—someone killed this innocent soul, and left a twisted calling card…Days later, another young woman is found slumped in the back of car at a local truck stop on the outskirts of town, angry red marks around her neck. Jenna’s head spins when she finds a second playing card in her clothing. Is this killer escalating? And does he have a next victim already in his sights?As a landslide shuts the town off from the outside world, Jenna and her team battle raging storms in their search for answers. Jenna is convinced the playing cards link these victims to a twisted serial killer the FBI have been hunting for over a decade. If she’s right, she’s chasing America’s most dangerous and elusive killer. Can she catch him before Black Rock Falls loses another innocent young life?
I really don’t understand how authors do it. How do they succeed each and every time to amaze me with their brilliant stories? They are true magicians, because I never know what they are going to conjure up. Let me tell you it’s not a rabbit or a dove they keep hidden in their top hats. Oh no, it are true gems in the form of fantastic and suspenseful books.
I hope you have your slicker and umbrella handy, because it’s pouring down in Black Rock Falls.
Are you ready to help Jenna, Kane and their team tracking down a vicious killer? Are you ready to be blown away by another mind-boggling case? Fasten your seat belts and be aware. Dangerous and precarious situations galore in this new instalment.
Why does this killer focus on women? What do they want from them? And more importantly why do they leave a calling card? Do they want the police to connect the cases because they are proud of what they have done? Or do they want to taunt the police team?
They think they are clever and in fact they are, but you have to take care. There might be someone who is even more intelligent and shrewd.
I have said it more than once before. I love, love, love this series and this author. She never ever disappoints and I am so looking forward to every new book.
The recurring characters are wonderful, fierce, feisty and I cannot get enough of them. I know that, probably one day, I will have to say goodbye to them and I also know that this will make me cry a river. I hope, from the bottom of my heart, the author still has a lot in store for them and for me. 😉
So yes, I loved it. I guess this did not come as a surprise, did it? 😊 5 stars
About the author
D.K. Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and AMAZON bestselling author of the Detective Kane and Alton Series. Her spine chilling, fast-paced serial killer thrillers revolve around Sheriff Jenna Alton and her ex-special forces Deputy, Dave Kane. As the main characters fight crime, their secret pasts are never far away. Set in and around the fictional backwoods town of Black Rock Falls, Montana, known locally as Serial Killer Central, D.K.’s imagery takes the reader into the scenes with her. Given the title “Queen of Suspense” by her reviewers, D.K.’s writing style offers her readers a movie style, sizzling fast thrill ride.