Also by this author: Last Light, One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place
Series: Detective Morgan Brookes #5
Also in this series: One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place , First Girl to Die
Published by Bookouture on 19th January 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The tent door flutters in the warm breeze, opening towards the silent woods beyond. A silk eye mask lies on top of the empty sleeping bag, blood-red spots ruining the cream fabric…
When a woman disappears from Forest Pines campsite, Detective Morgan Brookes scrambles a search party. Sara Fletcher has never missed a lunch date with her best friend and when Morgan finds a large rip in Sara’s tent, she knows that something terrible must have happened. About to lose hope after hours combing through the acres of dense forest, the excited bark of a tracker dog leads Morgan to female remains, partially covered by leaves and dirt – but the bones don’t belong to Sara.
Morgan trawls through missing persons files until she finds three cold cases with chilling similarities – three other victims dating back twenty years who were taken from campsites while they slept, by a killer the police called The Travelling Man. The post-mortems indicate he kept them alive for 72 hours, meaning every second is crucial to find Sara alive.
Morgan’s team is terrified that this twisted murderer has returned. But Morgan also can’t ignore the fact that a merciless killer from her own past has recently escaped from prison… Could they be chasing the wrong man? If she’s correct, how deep will she have to dig to save Sara and other innocent women like her before time runs out for them all?
A completely unputdownable, heart-in-your-mouth crime thriller. Fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Rachel Abbott will be glued to the page!
Detective Morgan Brookes! Why do you always make me have my heart in my mouth!
This is the fifth book in the Detective Morgan Brookes series but all books can be read as a standalone. Morgan is still quite a rookie detective but given what she has been through previously she has learnt a lot very quickly. I really like Morgan because she is honest and determined. She never gives up and isn’t afraid to put herself in danger if necessary.
I am very glad that I do not like camping, especially on my own because if not I would be seriously freaked out after reading this book. Helen as always was not afraid to put in all the gory details. Helen makes it so very easy to picture the characters and the setting with her vivid and detailed descriptions.
This book is very fast-paced. It’s full of tension and heartbreak. There were a few scenes where I could feel the horror leaping off the page. There are some real heartbreaking scenes too. Helen really knows how to gut you!
This series is excellent. Each book I think Helen can’t top it but then the next one comes and she does. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
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