Detectives Kane and Alton #9
She runs her trembling fingers over the dark, damp walls surrounding her. Above her head, she hears heavy footsteps. She knows she has nowhere to hide and as the door to the cellar is flung open, she finally sees his face.
It’s winter in Black Rock Falls and, as tourists flock to the small town to take in the snowy mountain peaks, one visitor makes a sickening discovery. The frozen body of a young woman hangs from a tree on the outskirts of town. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Jenna’s stomach turns as she surveys the ice-cold remains, and she’s soon alerted to similar burial sites nearby. With no missing persons reported, Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, fear Black Rock Falls is being used as a dumping ground for bodies.
As the body count mounts up, Jenna is more determined than ever to find the person responsible. But as she tries to catch the killer out, he outsmarts her once again and Jenna begins to wonder if he knows her next move. Could he be closer to her than she thinks?
When the investigation takes Jenna to a homeless shelter right in the heart of the community, she fears for the life of a woman who hasn’t been seen for a few days. It’s clear the killer is beginning to escalate, so Jenna ramps up the investigation and puts herself in unthinkable danger. Can she catch the murderer off guard, or does he already know she’s on her way? Has Jenna finally met a killer she can’t catch?
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
For the 9th time already, Kane and Alton and their brilliant team outsmart a very disturbed psychopath in a very snow covered and freezing Black Rock Falls. Each and everyone of them thought they were clever enough to stay one step ahead of these great officers, but they all had to acknowledge the superiority of the determined officers.
What can I say that I have not said in previous reviews about this author? Nothing really. I keep repeating myself: great, disgusting baddies, wonderful good guys (and girls ;)), captivating story, great writing style. To make a long story short: I wanted the whole shebang and the author delivered!
Even though it was very warm outside where I sat reading in the sun, the author has a way to make everything feel so real, that I was tempted to put on a sweater too. 🙂
‘My’ queen of suspense can add another jewel to her crown. 5 stars.
Thank you, D.K. Hood and Bookouture
About the author
I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.
D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.