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Superb #CrimeThriller – The Innocent Girls  by BR Spangler #BooksOnTour

 

Title: The Innocent Girls   

Author:  BR Spangler    

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: Sept 3rd 2020

Pages: 358

Rating: 4.5/5*

 

 

My Review:

This is the second book in the Detective Casey White series, and story starts with the murder of a couple in an RV on a campsite, this is witnessed by their terrified daughter. Lisa, who escapes and disappears. That fast pace continues throughout this page turner with further murders of couples in which one of the victims has a symbol carved into their skin by the murderer.

Detective Casey White is the investigating officer and she is perturbed by the missing teenager as her own daughter was kidnapped many years ago . . . . and that concern ups when Lisa is found and reveals, “He invited me.” Who is inviting the teens and why is he murdering their parents? As the murders continue, what is the motive of the killer and can they catch him before there are more deaths?

This is a compelling read, with great characters, plenty of suspicions, several red herrings, a manipulative ex, a supportive partner and so much more to keep you turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and the finale has me really wanting to read the next book in this series now!

Thank you to Bookouture for the copy of this book which I have read and reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

 

Description:

Tears stream down her face as she feels the cold blade press against her neck. The sweet scent of her daughter’s favorite strawberry pancakes all around, her last thought is for her beautiful girl. Please, please let Lisa have escaped.

When Detective Casey White is called early one morning to a beachside vacation campsite in the Outer Banks, she finds the bodies of Carl and Peggy Pearson side-by-side, their throats cut, and their thirteen-year-old daughter Lisa nowhere to be found. Haunted by memories of her own missing girl, Casey fears this could soon become a triple murder: because without the medication found in the bathroom cabinet, Lisa has just days to live.

As her team struggle to untangle the meaning of the cryptic symbol carved into the victims’ skin, Casey searches the area for signs of Lisa: and is rewarded when she finds her blistered and barefoot, staggering along the highway. The girl barely has breath left to whisper ‘he invited me’ before blacking out.

Days later, another couple is found murdered on a vacation yacht. A different symbol is etched on their bodies, and their teenage daughter is also missing. Casey’s only clue is an unsettling ‘invitation’ found on the girl’s phone, to a secluded building out in the cornfields.

Desperate to uncover who is luring these innocent families to their deaths, and certain forensics have missed something vital, Casey matches up the crime scene photos herself. The symbols combine to form an upcoming date. The killer is taunting them with the timing of the next murder.

Racing to follow the invitation in time, when Casey arrives she is shocked to glimpse not the missing girls from this case, but her own missing daughter…

An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you holding your breath until the shocking final twist. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Melinda Leigh.

BUY LINK:

Amazon: https://geni.us/B08BJBLV51Social

Apple: http://ow.ly/rJfa50AfcWE

Kobo: http://ow.ly/jHH250AfcVo

Google: http://ow.ly/iSZB50AfcYg

 

Author Bio:

B.R. Spangler here. I’m a resident of Virginia along with my family, five cats, two birds, a hamster, and a lizard. During the day, I work as an engineer and spend my off hours writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.

I split my time across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.

 

 

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