Insane!! So many heart-stopping moments. I found myself reading faster through many tense moments. My mind racing with possibilities. In my eyes, every new character was a suspect.
We are immediately introduced to Samantha Williams, reporter for the Oregon Tribune. Her editor and boss, Tony, sends her out to cover a tragic accident. Tractor trailer. Multiple cars. Two dead.
Long-time friend and long-time roommate, Jen, is nearby when Sam’s world collapses. Jen helps pick up the pieces and tries to get Sam back on her feet.
Sergeant Joe is a favorite contact for reporter Sam. She relies on their friendship to get the scoop on various stories. In fact, he feels more like family to her.
Cue Joe’s new partner, Patrick. I pictured sparks and fireworks; the whole shebang! To Sam and Patrick, the connection felt real. How is that possible after only knowing each other a short couple of days? Eventually, the two decided to stop asking questions and accept the inevitable. Patrick and Sam became inseparable. Samrick??
Oh, and Sam’s cousin, Emily, was murdered almost 20 years prior. Sam was young at the time and remembers little. After an intense investigation, the case ran cold. The murderer was never discovered. And now, after all this time, the killer has returned. Sam is afraid her digging into the case rejuvenated his desire to kill again. She’s afraid she made herself a target.
My heart broke for Sam. She couldn’t do anything; couldn’t go anywhere. She was a prisoner in her own home, but she still didn’t feel safe. Photos were his prize. He had taken pictures of his next victim without her even knowing it.
With my detective hat on I devoured the book searching for clues. Many led to a single suspect, yet I knew it couldn’t be him. I didn’t want it to be him, but who else could it be? The oddly-familiar man was revealed towards the end, but it may have been too late. He had yet another victim in his clutches.
The book started out tragically, but ended peacefully. My takeaway? Revenge is best served never. Forgive, forget, move on, whatever you need to do. Revenge eats away at the soul. Nothing good will ever come of it. I absolutely loved how it all came together at the end.
Jessica Jesinghaus can be contacted via twitter @jessjesinghaus.
This book is in the Kindle Unlimited collection.
Up next… The Midnight Queen