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.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.The Girls in the Snow by Stacy Green
Series: Nikki Hunt #1
Published by Bookouture on 19th October 2020
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
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In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide them and thought they'd never be found.
Home for the first time in twenty years, Nikki sees that the whole town had been frantically searching for missing best friends Madison and Kaylee, and when she finds out who Madison’s step-father is, she becomes desperate to lead the case. John was once the person she trusted most in the world, who stood by her when she was just sixteen and her parents were murdered. Who supported her when she identified their killer, Mark Todd.
But when Nikki arrives at the Sheriff’s office, she’s confronted by protesters eager to see Mark freed. With new evidence that could clear his name, Mark has appealed his conviction and his brother Rory begs Nikki to take a look at what they’ve found.
Nikki knows she must focus on the killer at large, but Rory makes her wonder if she put her trust in the right people all those years ago. Are Madison and Kaylee’s deaths connected to her parents’ murders? And can she face up to her past before another life is taken?
OMG what a book! Not only did we have the murderer of the two girls to hunt down we also had the mystery of what really happened to Nikki’s parents. This book had everything. It had suspense and mystery. It had the edge of your seat, heart-pounding moments. Moments that you do not see a way out of.
Nikki Hunt was an easy character to root for. She has been through hell and now she’s not even sure if she remembers things correctly. Is she remembering what happened or what she was told happened? I really gelt for her throughout this book. She was a 16-year-old girl when her parents were murdered and she trusted the people who should have protected her. They should have done the right thing.
This book is extremely well written. It truly captivated me. I just could not put it down. It’s gritty and brutal but it was also addictive! This is the first book by Stacy that I have read but it will not be the last. I honestly cannot wait for more books in this series!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and letting me take part in this tour. I love a good crime novel and this one is right up there with the greats.
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