The Trapped Ones (Agent Nikki Hunt Series Book 5) – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Trapped Ones

Author:- Stacy Green

No. of pages:- 266 pages

Date published:- will be published on 3rd May 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller

Rating:- 4/5 stars

She raced across the woods. Cold wind hit her face, and her heart pounded so fast she could almost feel the panic rushing through her veins.She knocked on the door knowing she didn’t have much time. Fear gripped her. “Please, help,” she whispered.

Rushing to the scene of a homicide at a farmhouse surrounded by thick, dark woodland, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is shocked to find four victims. A mother and father have been stabbed, their son, Bryce, is fighting for his life, and a young woman’s body is lying near the front door, her wrists bound with heart-shaped bunting. Nikki has never seen such a complex scene, but despite recovering from her own painful loss, she will do whatever it takes to bring this killer to justice.

Nikki soon identifies the woman as missing student Jessica Chandler and finds Bryce’s initials woven into the jumper she wore the night she died. It seems like they were a couple, and that the Webers were a happy family. So who would want them dead?

The murders have all the hallmarks of a serial killer: all the evidence suggests the murderer was watching them, turned the security cameras off as they entered and fled the scene from the front door. But then Jessica’s friends tell Nikki she was uncomfortable around Bryce, and when two of Bryce’s friends go missing along Stillwater river, and the girlfriend is found, she claims her boyfriend tried to kill her.

Are Bryce and his friends hiding a dark side? Nikki knows she must dig deeper to find out their secrets, but can she uncover the truth before the killer takes another life?

Nikki Hunt is back with another case!

Nikki was called to a case when four people were found brutally murdered in the farmhouse cabin–a man and a woman, a girl and a boy, the only survivor of the massacre who is fighting for his life. Nikki Hunt thinks the girl, Jessica and the boy Bryce are a couple and that there must be a love triangle involved in their relationship. Bryce was also training to be an Olympic swimmer. But soon Nikki discovers its more sinister than she really thought.

Honestly, this is the fifth book of the Nikki Hun series and I didn’t find this book as interesting as her previous books. It was OK, there were twists and turns and the story got more interesting towards the end actually. The ending was somewhat unexpected but overall, this was a good thriller but compared to her other thrillers, this was OK.

Overall, this is a good thriller that will keep you on the edge–worth four stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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