She looked alive, her hair drifting freely in the water, her red lips gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape. A small locket floated by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain…
When Detective Kay Sharp first left Mount Chester—population 3,823—in her rear-view mirror, she promised never to look back. The town only contained bad memories and dark secrets. But when a brutal crime surfaces, she finds herself home once more, and this time she’s not going anywhere.
Kay is called to Blackwater River, where the body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found. Surrounded by snowy peaks and a forest alive with the colors of fall, the victim floats in the water, a hand-carved locket around her neck.
The locket seems strangely familiar. Digging into cold cases, Kay discovers that three-year-old Rose Harrelson was wearing it when she vanished fourteen years ago. In the middle of the night, the little girl’s bedroom—with Mickey Mouse on the wall and a hanging baby mobile—was suddenly empty. The unsolved case still haunts the town.
But the teenager they have found has been dead for only a few hours. If the girl in the river is Rose, where has she been? Who has been hiding her all these years? Kay knows she must solve the kidnapping in order to untangle the mystery of the dead body.
Then Kay receives a shocking call. The dead girl has been identified—and she’s not Rose. So why is she wearing the locket, and what happened to the missing child from all those years ago? As Kay unearths a web of lies and deceit spun for decades, the close-knit community will never be the same. And Kay will find herself facing a truly terrifying killer…
A totally gripping page-turner that should come with a health warning! Be warned: you’ll lose sleep and your heart will race like crazy as you read twist after twist. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot.
No. of pages:- 354 pages
Date published:- will be published on 23rd April 2021
Publisher :- Bookouture
What a roller coaster ride!!!
This is the second book of the Detective Kay Sharp series and just like the first book, this book did not leave me with disappointment!! It was soooo good!!!!
A body of a teenage girl was found by the river and was identified that as Rose Harrleson who went missing fourteen years ago, as she was wearing the same locket. But then later on the media speculated that the body was indeed belong to Alyssa Caldwell, the heiress of Caldwell farms in California. Biggest question–how did Rose’s locket ended up in Alyssa’s hands? Meanwhile, a serial killing is taking place with a man abducting runaways from the highway.
Just like the first book, this book was unputdownable with twists and turns in each chapter that you didn’t even expect!!! I was so hooked into the story that I didn’t even realized I have finished the book until I came to the ending!!! It was really good! The author does an amazing job with her writing skill and knows how to keep the reader hooked into the story. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride with Detective Kay and her partner Detective Elliot who actually became my favorite characters in the book. The ending to me was unpredictable (which is what I like in a good thriller) and unexpected. It was really good!
Overall, an unputdownable thriller filled with twists and turns that will keep you up all night reading! Quiet a thrill ride with this book! Worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.