Release Date: 30th October 2017 / Publisher: Bookouture
Format: Kindle / Pages: 277
Series: Detectives Kane & Alton Book #1
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When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene.
Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.
Both were strangers to the town, but there’s nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one’s talking; how well does she really know the people around her?
Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town’s history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realises she’s being followed. Is she next on the killer’s list?
In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town, before it’s too late…
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publishers, Bookouture, for this review copy which was given in exchange for an honest review.
Welcome to my slot on the blog tour for this great book. Thank you to Kim from Bookouture for organising the tour and finding me a space on it!
David Kane is on his way to start his new Deputy Sheriff post when he comes across an accident involving his new boss, Sheriff Jenna Alton. It looks like an accident, but Kane isn’t so sure and thinks that someone was trying to kill her. Starting his job a couple of days early he begins to make a list of suspects who may have wanted to harm the Sheriff. The Sheriff and her team are also looking into the case of two missing people who were reported to have been visiting the area but have now disappeared. Alton and Kane both hope that the cases aren’t linked, but when a body turns up hidden in a barrel at the town dump, it looks like they have a killer on their hands. But who has been threatening and trying to kill the Sheriff? There are lots of secrets amongst the people of the town…can Alton and Kane work it out?
This was my first book by this author. When I saw it was based in the US, I was a bit disappointed as I only usually read books set in the UK. How wrong was I? This book was fantastic! It got me from page one and it didn’t let up until the very last page. There are a few mysteries surrounding our two main characters, Alton and Kane. They are both hiding something from their past, which is brushed on throughout the book, but is hopefully explained more in the next book!
Deputy Sheriff David Kane sounds absolutely gorgeous! Why can’t we have policeman like him in my town! It’s no wonder that the women in Black Rock Falls are falling over themselves to introduce themselves to him! Swooning aside, he’s as honest as the day is long but he’s no pushover and certainly knows how to look after himself. I also loved the way that, despite not knowing the Sheriff, he personally makes it his mission to keep her safe! If all Deputy Sheriffs are like that in the US, then I’m booking my plane right now! Sheriff Jenna Alton is a strong female in a male dominated world. She certainly doesn’t take any rubbish from anyone and doesn’t let anyone get away with anything. You do though, at times, see a sensitive and vulnerable side to her. The characters of Alton and Kane work really well together, with obviously great chemistry thrown in!
The book was a fast paced thriller with so many heart stopping moments I lost count! I was actually shouting out at the book when it got to the climax at the end…very tense! The twists and turns were great and I genuinely didn’t guess who it was until it hit me in the face!! The person I thought it was, as usual, turned out to be wrong! For me, the sign of a great book is how long the author can keep you wondering whodunit, I mean who wants to find out who the killer is a third of the way through the book! Safe to say this book didn’t give away anything until the very end! It kept me literally on the edge of my seat all the way through.
Fantastic book, but don’t take my word for it – go and read it, you won’t be disappointed! Can’t wait to catch up with Black Rock Falls in Book 2!
Born in London, D.K. travelled extensively before settling in sunny Australia. Her interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. She is an avid reader of crime, mystery and thrillers. Writing in this genre has been an exciting adventure for her but nothing could top the thrill of receiving a proposal for her first submission, ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ from commissioning editor Helen Jenner at Bookouture. D.K. looks forward to sharing her spine tingling stories with you.