Author: Dea Poirier
Series: Detective Harlow Durant #2
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 302
Date of Publication: March 4, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Detective Harlow Durant’s newest case involves the tragic murders of two young women. Both bodies were beaten and burned. As Harlow and her partner Lucas begin investigating, they look for a connection, one they did indeed find. Apparently both women had dated the same man. Meanwhile, there are snippets of Harlow’s past throughout the book as she grew up the child of a serial killer.
Due to her tragic past, Harlow easily identifies that a serial killer is at work now and she strives to find them before yet another body is found. Harlow’s past and present consistently clash, especially when her mother comes storming back into her life. Harlow is determined to push her violent memories aside and hopes to ignore her mother as she is determined to find the killer before yet another body is found. The harder she pushes, the more personal things become. In fact, she is seemingly unconcerned for her safety as she draws closer to uncovering facts about the possible identity of the killer.
With riveting twists and turns, excellent pacing and an intriguing protagonist, this book was an utterly compelling read, one impossible to put down. Written from Harlow’s first-person POV, readers can easily see things from her perspective, especially as she uses her disturbing past to identify critical clues. As things come to a head, the book closes with a cliffhanger, thus creating an intense desire to read the next book in the series.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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