The Crying Season – D.K. Hood

The light fades as she runs for her life, the forest now becoming quieter around her. The only noise she hears is the sound of footsteps following her…

It’s hiking season in Black Rock Falls and the small town in Montana is flooded with visitors. But when a hiker finds a human skull on a deserted trail in the woods that surround the town, Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

With no missing persons reported, Jenna has no leads. Then her team makes a shocking discovery – the body of another hiker, a young man, tied to a tree and riddled with bullets. Could the two murders be linked?

As more bodies are found, Jenna and her deputy David Kane know that they must venture deep into the forest to find and face the killer. But nothing can prepare them for what awaits them there…



My review

OMG, D.K. Hood, I hope you are busy writing? I really can’t wait for the next one. What did you do to me?

The whole time I sat on the edge of my seat, more than once crying ‘oh, nooooo!’ You really know of to keep one’s attention, I’ll give you that.

The thoughts are going around in my head trying to figure out who was behind all the crimes and I really nearly fell of my chair when the name was revealed. And then the ending … It totally brought tears to my eyes.

I did not like Jenna’s behaviour in the previous book, but now I see some positive changes.

This book is really fast paced with an all consuming air of danger and suspense. I am thoroughly happy that hiking is not my cup of tea. 5 stars.

Thank you, D.K. Hood, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Born in London, D.K. traveled extensively before settling in sunny Australia. Her interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. She is an avid reader of crime, mystery and thrillers. Writing in this genre has been an exciting adventure for her but nothing could top the thrill of receiving a proposal for her first submission,  ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ from commissioning editor Helen Jenner at Bookouture. D.K. looks forward to sharing her spine tingling stories with you.