I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Catch Her Death by Wendy Dranfield
Also by this author: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, The Birthday Party
Series: Detective Madison Harper #5
Also in this series: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, Gone to Her Grave
Published by Bookouture on 9th September 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
“Mommy, wake-up,” he cries, pulling at her beautiful blonde hair. She’s silent, and her skin is deathly white. Tears roll down his cheeks as he realizes something is very wrong…
As snow falls on the small town of Lost Creek, Colorado, a three-year-old boy is found playing quietly in his car seat, his mother, cold as ice, slumped against the steering wheel in front. Tearing herself away from reconnecting with her special agent father who abandoned her for his career, Detective Madison Harper is haunted by the fear in the boy’s sky-blue eyes, and vows to find justice for this innocent child, left motherless just days before Christmas.
Madison works around the clock on her only clue: a perfect circle of clean glass found on the car’s rear window. But she’s stopped in her tracks the moment another mother is found dead outside a church during Midnight Mass, her young boy left sucking his thumb on the frozen ground beside her. It can’t be a coincidence.
The need to spare the children might hint to the suspect being a woman, but the deeper Madison digs, the closer she gets to a serial killer her own father spent a lifetime chasing. Has the killer followed her father here? Could Madison, single mother to a son herself, be next?
As a blizzard closes in, wreaking havoc on the investigation, Madison hits the same dead ends her father did all those years ago. But when her closest friend goes missing, Madison must dive into the mind of this twisted soul and risk it all to stop another heart-shattering tragedy. But will she make it in time?
An absolutely gripping read that will get your pulse pounding! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. How are we already at the 5th book in this series? I absolutely love Detective Maddison Harper and friend Nate Monroe. If you haven’t read the previous books you could read this as a standalone but you will have a better enjoyment if you have read all the books.
I really felt for Maddison in this book. She was a step behind the killer from the very beginning. If only her dad had been less proud then maybe they could have worked together to catch the killer.
This book doesn’t let up at all. The weather really helps to build the tension and being set on the days around Christmas just makes it all the more heartbreaking. Wendy really pulls you in and has you questioning everyone. It’s fast-paced and filled with suspense from the very first page.
The motive behind these crimes is quite fascinating, as well as horrifying, from a psychological perspective.
If you are looking for a crime thriller which will have you hooked from the beginning til the end then look no further! An excellent addition to the series and I cannot wait for the next one!
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