I hadn't heard of this author before but she certainly knows how to set up a-grab-you-by-the-lapels story. The book opens with widow Sarah Durandt watching a horrifyingly perverted multiple child killer being executed by injection in a Texas prison facility. It's over, she tells herself, as the man who killed her son as well as her husband finally succumbs to the lethal dose in his veins.
It's over… But of course it's not. All Sarah wants is to know is where the killer hid the bodies of her son and husband, but he wasn't telling. All she can do now is, one way or another, to find them, by searching the forest and mountain where the murders took place. She is determined not to rest until she's done and is helped in the search by a kindly lawyer, as well as the attractive police chief of the small town where she lives, and where she grew up.
Things soon grow murky. Nothing is what it appears to be. Betrayal and further betrayal are the order of the day. A terrifyingly callous and sadistic Russian criminal is let out of jail and immediately sets out to find Sarah, with the intention of torturing her to death.
There are multiple narrative strands in this book, all satisfyingly unravelled by the last page. You'll enjoy this.
Reviewer: Susan Moody