She didn’t see the patch of black ice until it was too late. The car started to spin, and as it veered off into the deep ditch and the mounds of snow beside the road, she saw him. The little boy frozen in the ice.
When the remains of two bodies are found in an open grave along a desolate highway in Stillwater, Minnesota, Special Agent Nikki Hunt knows exactly who they are. The bright blue jacket lying on the frozen earth belongs to Kellan Rhodes, the missing boy she’s desperately been trying to find for the last two days. The other body is his mother Dana, who had been Nikki’s lead suspect.
Although the wounds on Dana’s body suggest she murdered her son and took her own life, Nikki finds evidence that suggests she was a victim too. Dana was desperately trying to regain custody of Kellan, and Nikki finds boot prints at the scene that belong to someone else.
When another child is reported missing, local journalist Caitlin Newport claims the cases are linked: Zach Reeves was taken away from his own mother in a custody battle, just like Kellan was.
Caitlin once helped Nikki find out the truth about her own parents’ murders, but her desire for a story nearly cost Nikki her life. Now, Nikki must decide if she can trust Caitlin again, before time runs out to find the killer and bring Zach home alive…
An unputdownable thriller that will make your heart pound until its final, shocking conclusion. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and readers who want to binge read into the night.
No. of pages:- 292 pages
Date published:- will be published on 25th February 2021
Wow!!!!! This book just like the first book blew me off completely!!!!
The second book of the Nikki Hunt series, FBI Agent Nikki Hunt investigate the murders of Kellan Rhodes, the boy who went missing for two days and who Nikki was trying to find along with his mother Dana, who was the biological mother of Kellan and who was trying to fight the custody of Kellan Rhodes. Dana was a former drug addict who apparently failed a recent drug test, revoking her of her parental rights over Kellan and so Nikki believed that Dana would have kidnapped Kellan and may have accidentally killed him and killed herself. However, as the investigation dwells deeper, finds that this suicide thing looks more like as if someone staged it, prompting Nikki to investigate further, particularly the relationship with Dana and her sister Maggie…
Meanwhile, Caitlin, the journalist that Nikki doesn’t get along asks Nikki to investigate the missing boy case of Zach Reeves disappeared on the same day as Kellan was abducted. While Caitlin believes that the two cases are connected, Nikki doesn’t trust Caitlin due to their past turmoil relationship…
I read this book in one go! I must say, the author somehow knows how to capture the reader into the thrill ride. I was not disappointed with the second book. Coupled with the case, there’s much drama in the story, including Nikki’s complicated relationship with Rory and I was almost put on the edge of my seat, wondering if someone actually killed Dana, whether her sister was involved or if someone else was involved and those questions were nagging me as I read this book!!! The plot was unpredictable just like the previous books and there were twists and turns in the end.
This was a fast paced thriller that had twists and turns, that you wouldn’t want to put down and would read in one go!! It was that good! Worth five stars!
Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies. Stacy loves to hear from readers!