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.Silent Angel by Helen Phifer
Also by this author: Last Light, One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place
Series: Detective Morgan Brookes #7
Also in this series: One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place , First Girl to Die
Published by Bookouture on 28th September 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The girl’s head is bent as if in prayer, her hands bound tightly together at the wrist. Her bare feet are still against the cold sand, the last thing she ever felt before she breathed her last…
When the body of a teenage girl is found in Rydal Falls’ churchyard, Detective Morgan Brookes abandons her own birthday to attend the scene. In the dim evening light, Morgan can just make out the girl wrapped in a pristine white sheet and is certain she’s been left here for them to find.
The autopsy identifies the girl as sixteen-year-old Shea Wilkinson, and Morgan’s heart cracks with sorrow. The beautiful teenager has been missing for weeks, could she have been suffering all this time? When she learns the sand on Shea’s feet is from a nearby island, Morgan leaves immediately, determined to find the killer’s hiding place and stop them in their tracks.
But scouring the windswept beach, Morgan can’t find any sign that Shea was ever there. And then her phone rings with devastating news. Another girl has gone missing, a young nurse called Milly with the same blonde hair and blue eyes as Shea.
Morgan won’t rest until she has returned the kind, cheerful girl to her distraught parents. But Milly was last seen chatting to one of Morgan’s colleagues on the force… Refusing to think the worst, can she trace the clues and get inside the mind of the most cunning killer of her career, before another innocent life is lost?
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the 7th book in the series. As is usual with police procedurals you can read this as a standalone.
Morgan Brookes and the team have once again caught quite the case. Rydal Falls is now becoming quite the murder capital. Which is not great for a tourist location in the Lakes.
Helen is not afraid to push boundaries with her books. She has a knack for making you scared of things you shouldn’t be. The people that you think will keep you safe could actually be the ones you should be running from. These are some of the most terrifying stories. The thing that makes them even scarier is that these things do unfortunately happen.
This book is a tense and thrilling read that I would highly recommend.
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