She opens her eyes and struggles to make out the dark room around her. One thing she knows instantly – her wrists are bound and she’s tied to a chair, unable to move. As she screams for help, she hears footsteps outside. He’s coming…
Fifteen-year-old Lindy Rosen has been having nightmares for weeks, waking in a panic, screaming that there’s a man in her room watching her sleep. Her parents assumed it was her overactive imagination, but when one morning they find Lindy missing from her bedroom, they’re not so sure. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Within hours of the schoolgirl going missing, the kidnapper reaches out to Jenna with a video of Lindy bound and tied to a chair, crying to be set free. And a simple message – you’ve got 24 hours to find her or I kill her.
Jenna’s team work around the clock to try to find Lindy before the deadline, but time runs out, and Jenna receives a devastating message. The killer has made good on his promise. He’s playing a dangerous game. And no one knows what his next move will be.
But just two days later, one of Lindy’s school friends is taken in the middle of the night and the countdown begins again.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
Some books you don’t know what you are going to be in for. You can be over the moon by them or you can feel a bit let down. Some books you are certain you are going to give them the full 5 stars even before you have finished the first page.
Let me tell you this first : a book in this series is worth its weight in gold!
This sheriff and her team are wonderful. The way they work together and interact is great, but they also have fantastic personalities, each and everyone of them.
The author is sooooo good. Every story has a huge amount of creepiness and the suspense is perfect.
When a new book by her is being announced, I can hardly wait to devour it and I have to force myself to follow my schedule and not sneak this one in first. But time and time again, my patience will be rewarded. The author never lets me down.
This is a story to curl up with on the sofa and shut the world out. It’s another gem created to spoil her readers. 5 stars.
Thank you, D.K. Hood, Bookouture and Netgalley.
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.
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