The Hidden Girl (Agent Tori Hunter Series Book 3) — ARC Book Review

The Hidden Girl: An absolutely gripping mystery thriller (Agent Tori Hunter Book 3) by [Roger Stelljes]

The lights of her parents’ cabin just visible through the woods, the girl carefully curls up amongst the reeds, her knees pulled tight to her chest. Terrified, the only sound she makes is the pounding of her heart, but she hears the stranger searching… if she keeps silent, will she be safe?

When Agent Tori Hunter is urgently calledto the murder scene of Dan and Heidi Newman, she finds their throats slit, and Dan tied up: forced to watch his wife lose her life. Tori’s first thought is for their seventeen-year-old daughter Cara who is nowhere to be found. Will this popular young girl be the next victim?

A broken bracelet is the one clue left at the scene, but the team are running in circles until Tori finally tracks down Cara hiding in the woods. Sobbing, the devastated girl says all she remembers is a flash of a man’s face as she was chased through the forest…

Desperate to find the monster behind this crime, Tori pieces together the broken chain: and it leads her to an elderly lady living alone nearby. When the woman won’t speak to police, Tori senses that although it means breaking all the rules, introducing Cara will show this lonely soul what’s at stake. And once inside her house, Cara gasps when she sees a framed photo on display. It’s the man who chased her…

But then another local couple is murdered in their isolated home, another husband forced to watch his worst nightmare unfold. As more couples lose their lives, can Tori keep Cara, her one witness, safe from this vicious killer? And can she track him down before more innocent families are torn apart?

An absolutely addictive and mind-blowing crime thriller that will have you glued to the pages through each and every twist, until the final shocking conclusion. Fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Jackson won’t be able to put this down.

No. of pages:- 396 pages

Date published:- will be published on 7th October 2021

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller


Agent Tori Hunter is back with another case!

In a cabin situated through the woods, a couple, Dan and Heidi Newman were found brutally murdered–Dan’s throat was slit and he was forced to watch his wife getting murdered. The only survivor was Dan’s teenage daughter, Cara who fled the scene and was chased by the two men–one big, one small. When Agent Tori was asked to investigate the crime scene, she found this very similar to another murder case that took place twenty four years ago, with her own father as the lead investigator. The problem was the one who was responsible for those murders is safely locked in jail, Then another family gets murdered and Tori must find the killers before it is too late.

From the first chapter to the end, I was literally hooked into this book! The Tori Hunter series gets better and better and I was not disappointed with this book. I stayed up all night, waiting to find out who the killer is and there were so much unexpected twists and turns, with the thriller being fast paced, which makes a plus sign in the book!. I couldn’t simply put this book down ! I felt like I am watching some action packed movie that had kept me at the edge of my seat. Not only that–I felt like I was in a roller coaster ride with this book! Couldn’t wait to read more books from this series and very much looking forward to it!

I also like the personal touch in the book–the relationship between Tori and Braddock, which I will always root for them besides the excitement of catching the killer. There were many suspects that I couldn’t even predict who is the actual killer–normally, I would suspect who would be the killer. But in this case, it was totally unexpected. And the other thing–there’s so much suspense in this book that will leave you hooked.

Overall, this was a twisted, thrilling ride, that will keep you hooked from the beginning to the end!

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Roger Stelljes


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