Also by this author: The Girls in the Snow , One Perfect Grave, The Girl in the Ground , The Trapped Ones
Series: Nikki Hunt #3
Also in this series: The Girls in the Snow , One Perfect Grave, The Girl in the Ground , The Trapped Ones
Published by Bookouture on 27th August 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
When Special Agent Nikki Hunt is called to the Boundary Waters near Stillwater, Minnesota, it’s not just the cold that shocks her to her core: the body of a young woman has been found frozen beside a remote lake. Nikki is devastated to see the victim is her childhood friend Annmarie, and she recognizes the velvet ribbon tied in her hair as the hallmark of a serial killer who she has been hunting for years.
Desperate for justice, Nikki throws herself into the case. But she is shaken by what she finds at Annmarie’s home: a dead-bolt on her front door and a map in the spare room, with the locations of murdered women circled in thick, red marker. Did Annmarie know she was next? Then Nikki finds out that the killer has left a clue in Annmarie’s bedroom: a photo of Nikki’s mother that no one has ever seen. Has the murderer at large been in Nikki’s life since she was a child?
Nikki soon realizes that the key to unlocking this case is in her own family, but digging up the past could put her own daughter in danger. She has spent her whole life protecting the ones she loves, but to find this killer Nikki might have to risk everything…
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the third book in the Nikki Hunt series but all 3 can be read as standalones.
This book follows the case of Frost. Nikki has been hunting Frost for 5 years. The previous two books did have little hints of the Frost case but if you haven’t read them everything you need to know is in this book.
Nikki is an excellent detective. She is smart and determined. No one give’s Nikki a harder time than herself. She has been through a hell of a lot in her life and she is one strong individual!
This case is action packed. The pace rarely lets up from start to finish. I felt on edge for the whole book. I did guess some things but not everything and Stacey did a great job of drip feeding information throughout the story.
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series but this one had something special about it. I’m not sure if its the more personal aspects of the case or that it was the crescendo to the Frost case that Nikki has been working on for so long but I enjoyed every single page of this book. I can’t wait for more from Nikki and her team.
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