Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 407
Date of Publication: May 31, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
A quick and happy ending it seems when a little girl was lost but quickly discovered. Detective Ellie Reeves, in Rita Herron's eighth book in an excellent series, had gathered whoever she could to find the little girl. However, despite this success, Ellie and her team will be quite busy. It stars with a car found in the water with the body of a man inside. But, that wasn't it, there were also some bones that were of a woman, and this goes back to a cold case of a decade ago.
In addition to the recent discovery, an imprisoned serial killer has Special Agent Derrick Fox perplexed. He is determined to find out about other murders the prisoner might be responsible for. This interaction with the prisoner, Dominique Radcliffe, truly tests Derrick's patience.
As always with these excellent crime thriller series, everything has a connection and this includes Ranger Cord McClain. Ellie, Derrick and Cord work both independently and together as they are trying to solve the mystery at hand. Their progress is interrupted at times with a group of crime fans who have their own ideas.
As a reader of this series, it was easy to see that Ellie was often torn between Derrick and Cord. I will say that the shocking conclusion knocked me back and has me more than eager to see where things go with Ellie and the choices she makes.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With over ninety books to her credit, she's penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.
For more on Rita and her titles, visit her at www.ritaherron.com. You can also find her on Facebook/ritaherron.com and Twitter @ritaherron.
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