I am pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Where Angels Fear today. My review is written with thanks to Noelle Holten at Bookouture for inviting me on the blog tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.
As she opened her eyes and took in her surroundings, a feeling of terror ran through her weakened body. She knew exactly where she was. And she knew exactly what was about to happen to her…
When Ella Tate stumbles into Black Rock Falls, her exhausted and bloodied body is a terrifying sight, but not as frightening as the story she has to tell. Ambushed on their way into town when they stopped to help a man by the side of the road, Ella and her friend Sky ran when he pulled a knife on them. But only one of them got away.
As Detective Jenna Alton investigates the case, she looks into the history of missing persons in the town, and uncovers more cases – all young people. All stopped on the same stretch of road into town. All vanished without a trace.
When a distinctive pink sweater belonging to Sky turns up in Black Rock Falls, Jenna follows the trail to a derelict building on the outskirts of town. But she isn’t prepared for what lies behind those doors. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost?
If you like Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
Even though I only started this series at Book 3, I began Where Angels Fear feeling as though Alton, Kane and the rest of their team are like old friends, and it was great to catch up with them. Unfortunately, Alton is ill at the beginning of this novel, and Kane is still suffering memory loss following the events of The Crying Season. However, when they hear reports of a serial killer in town, nothing will stop them bringing them to justice. They are determined and have a strong gut instinct, and their working relationship is such that Alton, Kane and their colleagues behave like one big family. This makes it easier for me as a reader to take them into my heart, and I had every faith that they would find whoever was responsible.
Once again, Where Angels Fear is set in the remote area of Black Rock Falls. Hood does a fantastic job of portraying just how isolated it is; something which is heightened by the extreme wintry weather. Her writing is incredibly atmospheric, and I was left in no doubt that danger lay ahead. I just needed to find out what!
Where Angels Fear seemed less fast paced than its predecessors, but that did not mean I enjoyed it any less. The chapters from the perspective of the perpetrator show what a creepy and twisted individual Alton and Kane are searching for, and this creates a slow burning tension which made me feel quite uncomfortable. It is clear how important it is that the detectives find the killer they are looking for and I was rooting for them all the way!
Where Angels Fear is available from Amazon.
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