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The premise was eerie where the blurb pulled me in. A forensic profiler who was a serial killer’s daughter. And I loved author Jenna Kernan for making it completely pro women. Her mother was the serial killer. Don’t ya love that? Nature too has proved women are deadlier… 😂
Being a crime thriller, there were dead bodies and detectives. Where it varied was that the MO of the killer was similar to her mother’s. The investigation started slowly, building up its pitch as Nadine gained confidence.
What could I say about Nadine? The author developed her character with a lot of TLC where her vulnerability spoke to me. One part of me kept wondering how she found herself in the police force with such a background. That made me motor on.
The mystery and the darkness in the plotline slowly turned its screws into me. How could I stop reading? There were a few graphic sections along with hint of romance. Twists with its shocks kept me twirling. Book 1 in the series, the ending was unexpected. Quite explosive.
A fun mid-afternoon read.
At 99c/99p, it is a bargain!!
When two bodies are found floating in the shallows off the Florida coast, the hallmarks of the crime are terrifyingly familiar to FBI forensic psychologist Dr Nadine Finch. The circle carved around the female victim’s wedding ring finger is identical to the wounds Nadine’s own mother inflicted on her victims. But her mother is on death row where she can’t hurt anyone. Is this a disturbing coincidence, or a twisted copycat?
Nadine quickly identifies the victims as a young local couple, new parents with their whole future ahead of them. Who would want to harm them? With two heartbroken families reeling, and no witnesses or forensic evidence, Nadine has no choice but to tap into her own dark past to delve inside this killer’s mind. If she can’t make her team listen, she knows more lives will be lost.
Then another couple are found in the Manatee River, their throats cut—and another circle carved around the woman’s ring finger. Desperate to act, Nadine must face her demons head on and visit her mother in prison. When her mother whispers a name Nadine hasn’t heard for years, the case takes a terrifying turn, and returning home after her bleak visit, the bag of bloodied clothes left on Nadine’s bed tells her someone is watching her every move…
As time runs out, can Nadine catch the killer—or will she be the next victim of this dark family legacy?
Publication Date: February 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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