Detective Casey White Book 8
Out in the field the tall stalks sway in the breeze, hiding a girl lying on the ground as if asleep. But she doesn’t stir when rain falls from the gray sky and lands on her soft cheeks. Her beautiful dark eyes stare up, unseeing, as her blood mingles with the rich brown earth.
When a member of Detective Casey White’s team turns up at her door begging for help, Casey races to find the broken body of twenty-year-old Charlie Robson abandoned in a sunflower field. Yellow petals and broken stalks scatter the ground—and Casey immediately recognizes the red markings all over Charlie’s body as arrow wounds. Heartbroken, Casey vows to find the monster who would hunt Charlie down like this.
Interviewing Charlie’s distraught mother, Casey’s blood turns to ice when she learns about a tight knit group of Charlie’s best friends who once called themselves The Sunflower Girls. They met in archery club and have drifted apart since high school. Casey knows the killer is sending a message with arrows… could the other girls be next?
But as Casey instructs her colleagues to track down the five remaining friends, another girl’s body is found, shot with arrows in her own home. Clutched in her hand is a broken sunflower petal. Turning the house upside down Casey finds a bone-chilling, one-word note: Guilty.
Someone is picking off The Sunflower Girls one by one. But why? Interviewing the four remaining girls, Casey is certain they are hiding a dark secret that stretches back to their school days. Trusting no-one, Casey will have to risk everything to track down a deadly killer… but with her own team keeping secrets too, could the real danger be much closer to home?
We often don’t realise it, but in fact we are surrounded by a lot of weapons in our every day life. We don’t exactly see them as such, because for us they are ‘normal’ things like pencils or scissors or things we use when we exercise like dumbbells or other sport equipment.
A lot of killer might take, as you can call it, the easy way out. They use guns, knifes, … the more obvious things, but some of them look beyond of what is in front of them and are original in the worst possible way.
Do they want to earn the title of the most inventive one or do they simply use what they are comfortable with…?
When Casey and her team are called to investigate a horrific murder scene, they cannot get their heads around it, but when they dig deeper they find one person who catches their attention. But are they the one to blame of is there a lot more to be unraveled?
Sometimes crime scenes are horrifying and when you think it cannot get any worse, then you better think again.
Once again a person is not behaving in a ‘normal’ way and this devastating story is the result of it. A shame it had to end this way, but it certainly was the base of a terrific book. 5 stars
About the author
B.R. Spangler is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Crime Thrillers.
A resident of Virginia with a wonderful family, including five cats, two birds and a lizard. During the day, the hours are filled with engineering work. Off hours, time is spent writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.
With too many stories to write, books are split across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.