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Title: Cross My Heart
Series: Kane and Alton #12
Author: DK Hood
Published: July 7th, 2021
If you enjoy crime thrillers with a serial killer, make sure you check this amazing book – and series – out!
In this latest story featuring Sheriff Jenna Alton and her Deputy David Kane the danger percolates through every page, keeping you on the edge of your seat ready to react to the unfolding deadly drama. An attack by a man armed with a crossbow on Jenna’s home shows someone with knowledge of her security measures and his aware that David was away – is threatening her again! When bodies start being discovered they fear a copycat killer is out for revenge as the original perpetrator is safely locked up and isolated in jail ….
This is a brilliant read, with great characters, packed with suspense and intrigue involved in an investigation where the tension continues to mount as a skilled manipulator reveals few clues and plenty of red herrings. It is a story which keeps you turning the pages, reluctant to let life make you put the book down for any reason. It is a fascinating addition to this fabulous series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait to read more from this superb author!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
She wakes to the sound of footsteps outside her secluded home. Moving toward the window, she scans the dark woods around her and freezes. A tall figure in a long dark coat holds a crossbow pointed right at her. She blinks as lightning cracks overhead. But when she opens her eyes, the figure has vanished…
When the body of a man is found in the dense forest surrounding Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton immediately sees disturbing similarities with a past case—the same murder weapon, the remote beauty spot, and the way the victim is perched against a tree with no sign of a struggle. But the killer in that case was jailed for life.
Jenna suspects a copycat killer and her fears are confirmed when, during the town’s Halloween festival, the bodies of two tourists are found further down the remote trail. They too had been hunted down and murdered in another picturesque spot and all Jenna can hope is that the man behind bars can help her catch the twisted monster behind these new deaths.
As she comes face to face with the vicious murderer who has haunted her dreams for years, she is sure he knows more than he’s telling her. Looking deep into Jenna’s eyes, as if they’re two old friends catching up, he promises to take his final revenge on her for locking him up. But before she can learn more, he is dragged away by prison guards.
When a sudden emergency call takes Jenna and her deputy David Kane deep into the woods, Jenna senses something is very wrong about the situation. As a strange calmness falls over the forest, a familiar face emerges from the shadows. Will this killer be the one who finally takes down Sheriff Alton, and can they make it out of the forest alive?
If you love heart-racing crime books by authors like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this exciting thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
D.K Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon Bestselling Author of The Kane and Alton Series. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Australian Crime Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime Australia.
D.K. lives very quietly with her husband enjoys her beautiful garden filled with birds and water dragons. The dogs and cats in her stories are reminiscent of her wonderful companions.