Detectives Kane and Alton #10
The young girl pushes against the backseat of the family sedan, fighting to free herself from the crude ties restricting her hands and feet. As the car speeds towards the edge of town, she looks back at her family home, and watches in horror as it is suddenly engulfed in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns towards the driver and hears only laughter. She knows that the worst is yet to come…
Detective Jenna Alton surveys the charred remains of the large suburban home, stopping to pause at the three lifeless bodies of the Woods family. Jenna knows she’s looking for a serial killer, but her priority is finding the missing teenage daughter last seen on the night of the inferno.
Days later, Sophie Wood’s body is discovered floating in a shallow pool of crystal-clear water—known locally as Dead Man’s Drop—but Jenna still doesn’t know who would target the quiet family in such a brutal attack.
Delving into the family’s past, she makes a shocking discovery—a link between the killer and someone connected to her deputy David Kane. If Jenna is right and the killer is back and seeking revenge, then she must act fast to keep her deputy safe.
When another girl is taken, Jenna and David follow the trail into a network of underground caves on the outskirts of town. With little time before the killer claims his next victim, they race into the pitch-black tunnels, unsure whether they have just walked into the killer’s trap. Can they find the girl in time and escape the caves without the killer chasing them down?
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
We are back in Black Rock Falls and for the first time it seems like it’s a village like any other village. Nothing really seems to happen at the moment and normally Jenna and her team don’t know where to start first. They are all a bit bored. It’s not that they want something bad to happen to someone but they feel lost and then all hell breaks loose…
An ice cold case that suddenly turns into a red hot one and the author has me in her grip once again.
A killer who seems to be as slippery as a bar of soap gives the police force a run for their money and the clock is ticking like a timebomb…
Another cracking good story that establishes once more why I like this author so much. This time I must have been extra alert, because I figured out who the culprit was. Two little words made a click in my head and bingo. Woohooo. For once one plus one made two and not three as usual 😉
Already looking forward to the next instalment. 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.