Her chestnut hair, long and shiny, fanned around her head, moving gently in the wind. Her eyes, still open, stared at the back door, and her hand stretched out in a pleading gesture. Her lips, pale under the rosy lip gloss, were parted slightly as if to whisper one last word, to draw one last breath.
9 HOURS AGO: In a sleepy mountain town, widow Cheryl Coleman stares anxiously out of her kitchen window while a storm rages outside. When the knock comes, she glances back at her daughters before opening the door with trembling hands…
NOW: Detective Kay Sharp vows to get to the bottom of a heartbreaking murder that has rocked Mount Chester. A single mother has been brutally killed in front of her three daughters. The youngest, three-year-old Erin, is lying inches from the body, her pigtails loose, her face tear-stained. Eight-year-old Heather is discovered hiding under her bed. Sixteen-year-old Julie is nowhere to be found.
The first twenty-four hours are critical in child abductions, and the girls are the key to saving their missing sister. But Heather is in shock, unable to communicate, and all tiny Erin can say is “A monster came”. When Kay finds three suitcases lined up in the hallway, it’s clear that the family were about to run away. But why? And who were they trying to escape?
Thanks to her own past, Kay knows all about traumatic childhoods shrouded in tragedy, and she works around the clock to get justice for the orphaned girls. Turning the town upside down, she uncovers the shocking truth about their peaceful community: it’s home to a serial killer who preys on helpless girls. Faced with the most twisted case of her career, can she catch the monster before another innocent life is lost?
Think you know the meaning of gripping? Think again! Leslie Wolfe takes gripping to a whole new level. Fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot will be totally addicted to this twist-filled page-turner.
No. of pages:- 352 pages
Date published:- will be published on August 19th 2021
Detective Kay Sharp is back with another case!!
The third book of the Kay Sharp series, the story first starts with a woman Cheryl Coleman, anxiously waiting for her daughter Julie to come as she was preparing to leave the town that night. But when a man arrived at her place, she shouts for Heather to call the police as the man had come to take Julie away…
When Detective Kay Sharp arrives at the scene, the two remaining girls were taken into the the police custody while trying to look for Julie and Cheryl’s killer. Meanwhile Elliot investigates a murder of a John Doe found on the highway. Initially, the two cases were considered separate but when the next door neighbor talks about a certain cult where the first born daughters were abducted on a rainy day and the fact that a man who was seeing around Cheryl’s house was the John Doe, the two cases seem to be related and Kay realizes that there is a delusional serial killer who had been killing first born girls for almost fifty years…
I only have one word to say about this book–WOW! Honestly, I felt like I was watching some sort of action packed movie where I was refusing to turn off the movie and get so hooked into the movie as to what is going to happen next! Too many suspects and too many twists and turns that make my head all muddled up and what a fast paced thriller book this is! So unputdownable and craving to read more and the ending was unexpected! As usual, Kay Sharp is my favorite character and I do like the slow romance developing between Kay and Elliot! The writing was so good that the author did a good job drawing the reader to the story! It was really good and I am looking forward to read the fourth book!
This was truly a roller coaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns you wouldn’t expect–worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.