Author: Maegan Beaumont
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Deep in the mountains of Montana, former homicide inspector Sabrina Vaughn has found the kind of peace she’s always dreamed of. And with Michael O’Shea, she’s found the kind of love she never thought possible. Together, even under the constant threat of Livingston Shaw, they’ve managed to build the kind of idyllic life they’ve both longed for.
But a life this safe was never meant to last.
When twenty-year-old forensic evidence connects her to a string of recent murders, Sabrina must leave her new life behind and return to the place she was brutally raped and tortured in order to search for a killer who is as cunning as any she has ever encountered.
Review: To begin with, wow. This book didn’t hold back any punches and took off with a bang. If you didn’t know the characters already from reading any of the previous books–like me–it was tough going at first. But the power of the story and the strange creep factor of the voice in her head kept me hooked in from the start. You’re not sure what’s going on but you’re paddling as fast as you can to keep up.
In hiding for the past year, Sabrina loves her life. Okay, she has regrets some days that she’s had to walk away from all of her friends and family and forget her career as a homicide detective. Her love for Michael and the two children they’d brought into their family made it all worth it.
But somewhere, deep inside, neither had believed it would last. That the vicious killers after them would leave them alone.
DNA evidence from a case in Phoenix has a voice from the past contacting Sabrina. When she hears the particulars, she doesn’t have a choice. She has to go back. What happened to her in the past was terrible, and the thought that someone is continuing where her attacker left off?
She’s got to go. Even if someone’s luring her into a trap.
The characters were great and the conflicts were chilling. Some of the power these people had was conspiracy-level freakout-inducing, and at one point I considered making a cheat sheet just to keep up with everyone and whose side they were on. Not as gory as some suspense I’ve read, but plenty heavy on the guns and the self-defense mojo. I really loved her sidekick in this novel and I think you would too. I need a Church in my life!
This book moves lightening fast and veers from the past to the present like a train switching rails–sometimes smoothly and sometimes with a crash. If you love suspense novel series that build around a group of dangerous characters, I think this would be a great one to catch on to. I know I’m going to. Thanks