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Title: Be Mine Forever
Series: Detectives Kane and Alton # 11
Author: D.K. Hood
I can’t believe this is the eleventh book in this superb series – and they just keep on getting better! Mind you, Black Rock Falls must have an awful lot of murderers living in and around the area. Each book does contain many of the same characters but they are also written so they can be read either as a series or as a standalone.
In this story the victims are cheerleaders from the local high school but can Detectives Jenna Alton and David Kane uncover just who the perpetrators are before they strike again? This is an enthralling page turner that I really didn’t want to put down until I reached the end. The author skilfully takes readers into the heart of the investigation, sharing events from different viewpoints – including that of a perpetrator. The interpersonal relationships within the police team, their camaraderie and support make them such a great group, using their strengths to help each other to solve the crime and protect their community to the best of their combined abilities. With at least one killer in the community, probably linked to the school, just what is their motivation? How can they be stopped? Who else is in danger?
A fascinating read, filled with tension and suspense, I have no hesitation in highly recommending this book (and others in the series) to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers with a great sense of community and a healthy dose of romance!
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this fabulous book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Gray clouds gather overhead as she runs along the dark road. Not a soul is out in the storm, or so she thinks. As the vehicle pulls up alongside her, she sees a familiar face behind the wheel and thinks she’s safe. Little does she know, she has just put herself in unthinkable danger…
When local cheerleader, Laurie Turner, goes missing after practice and her bright red pick-up truck is found abandoned by the side of a quiet road, Detective Jenna Alton fears the worst.
Visiting Laurie’s family house, Jenna senses that the teenager’s home life isn’t as perfect as her father would have people believe. Quick to temper and full of hatred toward Laurie’s mother, Dr Turner doesn’t seem to know the first thing about his own daughter, let alone how long she’s been missing for.
With the clock ticking, the whole town takes to the streets to find the missing girl and, after a frantic search, a terrible discovery is made at the bottom of an old mine shaft on the outskirts of town. Laurie’s pale body is totally still and Jenna is sure somebody in the local community is her killer.
When another cheerleader goes missing, Jenna thinks that someone close to the school is picking the teenagers off one by one. As she talks to the other students, it becomes clear that there are plenty of people who’d like to silence the girls forever.
Then her own deputy David Kane comes face to face with the murderer, and Jenna has to race to save him. Can she do so before it’s too late? Or will another young life be taken?
If you enjoy Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this unputdownable crime thriller from USA Today and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.
D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.