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: Snow Creek, Water's Edge, Beneath Her Skin, Dying to Be Her
Series: Detective Megan Carpenter #3
Also in this series: Snow Creek, Water's Edge
Published by Bookouture on 4th December 2020
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
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One bath wall is a mural of a brilliant-yellow sunflower. The theme carries over to the shower curtains, but the yellow vinyl is spattered with red blotches. Propped against the mirror is a South Kitsap High School photo of a teenaged girl.
Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan.
Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him.
With the help of her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, Megan begins to unravel the clues that will lead them to the killer including links to three female murder cases from nearly twenty years ago – one of which was Monique’s daughter.
But to protect those closest to her, Megan must continue to hide the dark truth of her past, even if that means lying to her team about her connection to Monique.
When two photographs of a teenage Megan are found at her boyfriend’s place in Snow Creek, she knows the killer is circling and ready to strike again.
Can she get to him before he finds her? And will she pay the ultimate price for trying to keep her terrifying past buried?
An addictive edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the Number One, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the third book in this series but they can be read as standalones. I LOVED the first two books in this series so I was very excited to see what Megan would get up to next.
Megan has quite the past. If you read the first two books then you will know what happened already but if not Gregg has done an excellent job of catching you up. In this case, it seems that Megan’s past is coming back to haunt her.
Megan is one of those characters you want to like but you can’t. She has so many flaws, she’s highly reckless and is always close to getting herself or someone else killed because of it. I hope that Ronnie can help her to be less reckless.
This book was extremely addictive. I read half of it in less than a day. I just couldn’t put it down. One minute I’d just started and the next thing I knew I was over half way through. I like Greg’s writing style. He puts just enough on the line for you to get hooked right in. The rural nature of the setting also helps to add to the suspense to the book.
If you are a fan of dark twisty crime thrillers then I’d recommend picking this up!
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