Her body is frozen, unable to move. Her eyes are locked on the blood leaving her body in a steady string of droplets, collecting in the bone ash porcelain bowl engraved with intricate gold leaves. Her parted lips let out a shriek that no one hears. He just smiles and wipes her tears with cold fingers.
The girl: missing
After 15-year-old Kaylee disappears without a trace, FBI special agent Tess Winnett is assigned to the case that falls outside of the normal purview of the FBI. With every lead she uncovers, more questions are posed and with only one possible, terrifying answer: There are others like her who have vanished, never to be seen or heard from again.
Is there a pattern in these disappearances? What happened to the others who have vanished? Is there a connection, or is Tess chasing shadows?
The first 24 hours: critical
Frantic for answers and painfully aware of each passing moment, Tess has a choice to make - one that could save the life of a young girl: Was Kaylee’s disappearance a singular event, or was she the latest victim of a serial killer no one knew existed?
The odds of finding the girl alive drop with every second passing by, and making the wrong choice would seal her fate. Her blood would be on her hands.
The best-selling author of Dawn Girl is back with another suspenseful, gripping crime thriller. If you’re a fan of David Baldacci, Melinda Leigh, and James Patterson, you will enjoy Leslie Wolfe’s enthralling police procedural that will keep you listening till the end.
- Anthony J. Souza
love Leslie Wolfe books especially with Tess!
I love listening to Leslie Wolfe novels especially when Tess Winnent is involved. Can't stop listening!
Gripping and Compulsive Listening
This is the sixth book in the series featuring SSA Tess Winnett of the FBI (Supervisory Special Agent). This is a relatively quick listen at 3.5 hrs, more a novella than a book but don’t let that put you off because it’s one of the best thrillers I’ve listened to or read in a while.
I became immersed in this story, it felt like I was on the sidelines watching everything unfold, but a word of warning don’t read this at bedtime if you intend sleeping. The characters are well-drawn, have depth and feel real and the scenes are vividly painted by the author with everything having a real feel to it.
No spoilers but if you like great writing and a thrilling story I recommend you listen to this book. It can be listened to as a standalone but be warned you will want to hear more about Tess.
The narration is done by the extremely talented Gwendolyn Druyor who I think is one of the best narrators around. The story and the characters were brought vividly to life by her excellent narration. I had read this book when it was first released but listening to it lifts the story to a whole new level.
I was given this audiobook by Audiobooks Unleashed and am voluntarily writing my review.