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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Watch Her Vanish by Ellery A. Kane
Series: Rockwell and Decker #1
Published by Bookouture on 9th October 2020
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
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Fear hits her like a wave crashing against the sheer cliffs nearby. She sees the woman’s feet first, then the legs bent like broken driftwood. Then, the blouse strewn open; the marks on her beautiful neck. Her knees buckle as a hand grabs her elbow to break her fall.
Forced home to Fog Harbor, California, to look after her little sister, Criminal Psychologist Olivia Rockwell is struggling to adjust to life in a town so small she can hardly breathe. Until, at church one morning, the sound of a scream leads her to the body of a missing local teacher in the shallows nearby. All the evidence points to Olivia’s most threatening patient, Drake, who is safely locked up behind bars…
Convinced of Drake’s innocence—and desperate to believe in the system that’s keeping her own murderer father behind bars—Olivia gets to work on her own suspect list. All her life she’s run towards trouble, but this time she’s treading on the toes of brooding and handsome Detective Will Decker.
Then a second woman’s body is discovered, strangled while out on an evening jog. The strip of blue material used to choke her implicates Drake once again, forcing Olivia and Will to admit they are out of their depth and must work together to crack the case.
The deeper they dig, the deadlier the trail becomes. It’s clear more innocent women will die if they don’t get one step ahead. But then a note written on a scrap of paper found in the last victim’s car leads them to a terrifying realization: the killer has his sights on Olivia’s little sister as the next victim…
An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot and Mary Burton.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via netgalley. If you are a regular reader of my blog or reviews you will know I love a crime story so I was excited to start a new one with a new to me author.
The first thing I have to say about this book is that is very disturbing. I read quite a lot of crime books but this one really got under my skin. The manipulation and the secrets in this one really get inside your head. Let’s say I’m glad I’m not living on my own because I think I’d have to sleep with the lights on for a while after this one!
Ellery does such a good job of keeping you guessing throughout the whole book. I was constantly on the edge of my seat not know who might be killed next or who the killer was.
I really like the newspaper clippings in between the story. I like little unique touches like this. It helps to make a book stand out.
As well as the case there’s the backgrounds of our two main characters Olivia and Will. These two have quite the stories to tell and I look forward to unpacking them more as we continue the series.
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