I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Snow Graves by Roger Stelljes
Also by this author: Silenced Girls, The Winter Girls , The Hidden Girl, Missing Angel
Series: Agent Tori Hunter #5
Also in this series: Silenced Girls, The Winter Girls , The Hidden Girl, Missing Angel
Published by Bookouture on 10th March 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: for a Blog Tour
The young couple lies still on the snow-covered sidewalk, their gloved hands tightly linked as though they could save each other. But flashing blue lights illuminate the quiet street, and drops of blood scatter the pure white ground…
Agent Tori Hunter is heartbroken at the murders of Cam and Gracie, two college students dating for just a few months, shot dead outside his aunt’s home. With witnesses in this once-peaceful neighborhood saying they saw a black car speed away, Tori is desperately tracking it down when a nine-year-old girl is found sitting alone on a park bench, refusing to speak. No one in this small community knows who she is… is she somehow linked to the murders?
Visiting little Alisha as she huddles in her pink coat, Tori quickly realizes she is deaf. As her hands move in sign language, Tori makes out her message: We had to run from the lady in the black car. I want to go home.
Did Alisha witness Cam and Gracie’s killer? Tori is racing to follow her directions to a lonely cabin deep in the pine forest when she gets an anonymous call from a female voice that makes her blood run cold. “Hello, Tori. To keep Alisha safe you need to do exactly as I say…”
Is Tori speaking to the killer, or is putting her trust in this mysterious woman her one hope of catching the true perpetrator? As more phone calls come, it’s clear the voice knows all about a cold case from Tori’s past—and that Tori must confront this twisted mind, and her own darkest demons before more innocent lives are lost.
An absolutely unputdownable read that will have you gasping at the twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Gregg Olsen and Melinda Leigh.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
Tori has come a long way since the first book and I have really loved her character arc so far. She has been through a hell of a lot but she has come out the other side stronger. She has also begun to relax and actually enjoy life rather than just surviving it. This is the 5th book in the Agent Tori Hunter Series but this could be read as a standalone.
This book is full of tense heart-in-your-mouth moments. It is action-packed and fast-paced. Every time Tori and Braddock follow one lead it leads them deeper and deeper into the underground mob world. The story is well-plotted and Roger has clearly thought about how all the many threads will come together.
Full of twists and turns this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. I would highly recommend to anyone who loved a gritty crime thriller.
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