Blog Tour Review: The Winter Girls

Posted 4th March 2021 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour Review: The Winter Girls

Blog Tour Review: The Winter GirlsThe Winter Girls by Roger Stelljes
Also by this author: Silenced Girls, The Hidden Girl, Missing Angel, The Snow Graves
Series: Agent Tori Hunter #2
Also in this series: Silenced Girls, The Hidden Girl, Missing Angel, The Snow Graves
Published by Bookouture Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 388
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

Gazing out the cabin window at the raging blizzard, fear suddenly floods through her as she feels a stranger’s hand clamp across her mouth. No one can hear her stifled screams as she is dragged from the couch by the fire out into the snow.
When seventeen-year-old Savannah Devenish vanishes from her family’s remote vacation cabin in Minnesota, FBI Agent Tori Hunter races along treacherous icy roads to be first on the scene. Savannah’s parents are frantic with worry for their beautiful, carefree girl. Haunted by memories of her own missing sister, Tori vows to do whatever it takes to reunite this family.
When the police uncover that Savannah’s father Jacob was having an affair, they suspect his involvement, but Tori is convinced his despair is genuine. Her close relationship with the chief detective means the team won’t listen, so Tori strikes off alone, persuading Savannah’s distraught best friends to share their secrets. It seems this ‘good girl’ was sneaking out to parties to meet up with a mysterious man…
Then another teenager is snatched from the street, snowy footprints and a discarded hot chocolate cup the last trace of her. The girls are the same age, strikingly pale and blonde. Is a twisted collector stealing them away? And what chance is there that they are being kept alive?
With a deadly snowstorm closing in, Tori battles the elements—and her own team—as she follows the trail to an abandoned cabin by a frozen lake. In the basement are bedrooms filled with clothes for teenage girls. Tori was too late to save her own missing sister twenty years ago, but can she find these girls before they disappear forever?

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via NetGalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I really enjoyed the first book in this series. Tori Hunter is a great character and I couldn’t wait to see what happened to her next. Although this is book 2 it can be read as a standalone.

Tori and Braddock worked really well together in the first book and I was very excited for this to continue. They are on the same wavelength and really understand how the other works. They have a great relationship both on and off the job which really helps.

I loved the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They gave you a little snipped into what was going to happen in the chapter.

With a missing child, there’s always an element of being up against the clock. The first few hours are always the most important. With the bodies piling up and another girl being abducted the pressure was really picking up. The story is full of suspense and is very fast-paced. Tori and Will are up against it from the beginning.

This story has a unique and unusual motive. It was very interesting to see how far this stretched. I look forward to seeing what Roger put’s Tori through next.

About Roger Stelljes

Roger Stelljes is the acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of pulse-pounding murder mystery and suspense novels, including the Tori Hunter and McRyan Mystery Series. Roger’s crime thrillers are noted for their fast-paced, yet intricate plots filled with layered and complex characters.

Roger started his first novel in July 2002 while on vacation in Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes area and has been writing ever since. His debut book, The St. Paul Conspiracy, was nominated in genre fiction for the Minnesota Book Awards along with finalists Brian Freeman and William Kent Krueger. With his follow-up, Deadly Stillwater, where Vince Flynn hailed Roger as a “powerful new thriller voice”, he won the Midwest Independent Book Publishers award for commercial fiction.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Roger still lives there with his family. In addition to his work as an author, Roger is a partner in his law firm. Roger is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time outdoors boating, attending hockey games, and honing his golf game.


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