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.
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Also by this author: The Hunted Girls
Series: Agent Nadine Finch #1
Also in this series: The Hunted Girls
Published by Bookouture on 11th February 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Salt water ripples around the drifting couple, their blood mingling with the current. A length of twine encircles the woman’s slender wrist, tying them to one another. Now they’ll be together forever.
When two bodies are found floating in the shallows off the Florida coast, the hallmarks of the crime are terrifyingly familiar to FBI forensic psychologist Dr Nadine Finch. The circle carved around the female victim’s wedding ring finger is identical to the wounds Nadine’s own mother inflicted on her victims. But her mother is on death row where she can’t hurt anyone. Is this a disturbing coincidence, or a twisted copycat?
Nadine quickly identifies the victims as a young local couple, new parents with their whole future ahead of them. Who would want to harm them? With two heartbroken families reeling, and no witnesses or forensic evidence, Nadine has no choice but to tap into her own dark past to delve inside this killer’s mind. If she can’t make her team listen, she knows more lives will be lost.
Then another couple are found in the Manatee River, their throats cut—and another circle carved around the woman’s ring finger. Desperate to act, Nadine must face her demons head on and visit her mother in prison. When her mother whispers a name Nadine hasn’t heard for years, the case takes a terrifying turn, and returning home after her bleak visit, the bag of bloodied clothes left on Nadine’s bed tells her someone is watching her every move…
As time runs out, can Nadine catch the killer—or will she be the next victim of this dark family legacy?
An unputdownable thriller that will have you racing through the pages until the final, jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Gardner and Mary Burton.
OMG, what a book! I love a crime novel with a profiler so this was right up my street.
I loved Dr Nadine Finch. She is clever, brave and stronger than she knows. She is an excellent profiler and I’m super excited for more books! Nadine has been cautious and guarded for a very long time and it was really lovely to see her grow throughout the book.
Jenna did an excellent job of keeping you hooked. I had no inkling as to who the killer was. Jenna managed to really keep it a secret right up until the reveal. I was shocked, surprised and horrified by the way this book unravelled.
At first, I was suspicious of everyone like Nadine but there were some really great side characters in this book. I loved Juliette and I hope we get to see more of her in the coming books. I also LOVED Molly. My parents had boxers when I was growing up and one was called Molly so I really had a soft spot for that naughty pup.
This was an excellent start to what I am sure is going to be a fantastic series!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley
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