About the Book:
Catherine Mae Blackston is missing. She is not the first. While investigating Blackston's recent activities, FBI Agent Jeremy Winter stumbles upon a string of missing persons within state parks. Unable to convince his boss that Blackston's disappearance is anything other than a lost hiker, Winter joins forces with a local police officer to continue the search.
As the clues mount, a dark figure from Jeremy's past emerges with an ultimatum — one that could force him out of the Bureau. Afraid that his girlfriend, fellow agent Maggie Keeley, will be dragged into a high-stakes political game, he delays his decision. But as the tally of missing persons increases, Winter closes in on the unlikeliest of suspects.
The bodies are out there. He just has to find them before his past catches up with him.
I have to admit- I almost did not finish reading this book after reading the first chapter. It was disturbingly graphic from the start (which continued throughout the book in different segments). I was also surprised that the killer was revealed in the very first chapter, too. In most mystery thrillers the suspense is drawn from trying to figure out "who done it", but in this novel the suspense is more around "how will the killer be stopped." Jeremy's time-sensitive hunt was intriguing, but even in the end the killer didn't really get caught- the only "evidence" was the killer's final act, but there was zero hard evidence tying him to the crimes. I liked Jeremy Winter's character and the thrill of the chase centering on how he was going to stop the bad guy, but I just wasn't expecting a psychopathic killer along the lines of Stephen King.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions regarding this literary work.
Tom Threadgill turned his love of a good tale into a full-time profession. His books have a distinct focus on clean, suspenseful action with strong character development. When not writing, he teaches, edits, and mentors others in the art of storytelling. In his downtime, Tom enjoys woodworking, riding his Harley, and chasing the elusive Yard of the Month award. He currently resides with his wife in rural western Tennessee and can be reached through his website at TomThreadgill.com.
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