A body is found in the hills.
In a small town in the South, Flora Dane is committed ti hunting down the notorious serial kidnapper, Jacob Ness.
As his last victim, she knew him better than most. and now he is dead, his evil lingers.
The truth still lies buried. but this is the kind of town that doesn’t take kindly to strangers asking questions.
The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface.
The kind of town she might not leave alive.
About the author
Lisa Gardner started her writing career aged seventeen. having caught her hair on fire while working in a food service, crafting a novel seemed a safer bet. A mere ten years later she became an overnight success with the publication of her first thriller, The Perfect Husband.
now and internationally bestselling author and winner of the International Thriller Award for best suspense novel, Lisa lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her family.
When not glued to her computer, she can be found hiking the mountains with her dogs and/or researching new and interesting ways to get away with murder.
This is my first read of Lisa Gardner and what a great read. I can see that I have been missing out so will have to put that right. This did not, however, diminish my enjoyment of this novel at all.
Human bones are found by two hikers and these are determined to be the remains of Lilah Abenito, who has been missing for some fifteen years. Jacob Ness is believed to be responsible for the murder even though he is now dead.
Detective Sergeant DD Warren joins forces with the FBI task force to investigate, drawing in a previous victim and computer analyst in an exceptionally well-researched storyline.
The town of Niche becomes embroiled in the horrors as other bodies are discovered. As a reader I am introduced to Bonita, who is mute and manages to portray the horrific scenes she has witnessed to the FBI task force.
Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone Century and Lisa Gardner for my ARC in return for my honest review.
Excellent read and highly recommended.