A military widow believes she is being haunted. Then she is found dead, an apparent suicide but the evidence suggests murder. Dave Kane is concerned that his own military secret identity is at risk…
Chase Her Shadow is the 17th book in the Kane and Alton series. There are no spoilers about cases from previous books. However, the main characters’ past plays a key role in this book although I feel that there is enough information for it to work as a stand alone (but I think you should read them all!)
Willow Smith’s husband died on Halloween. Now on this Halloween she hears his voice, feels his presence and senses he is near. Her body is found a few hours later and the early assumption of suicide is soon discredited and a murder investigation begins.
Kane is convinced that a link with Willow’s husband’s military death is key. But his investigation threatens his own protection. The majority of the book is written in the third person to show the victims and police but a third of the way through there is a first person chapter which is really sinister.
The tone of this book is much more spooky than previous books in the series. Isolated locations, creaking old buildings and ghostly footsteps: I really felt the creepy atmosphere and think I will reread this next Halloween!
Chase Her Shadow is a great addition to the series.
She wakes suddenly. Dawn is still hours away, but through the window of her log cabin in the woods, something moves in the distance. A lone figure in the forest. Her blood runs cold as the shadow begins to walk slowly toward her…
It’s Halloween in Black Rock Falls and Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane are called to a small lodge on the outskirts of town. Jenna is devastated to find the lifeless body of Willow Smith, a military widow whose husband went missing in action and has been presumed dead for years. Her breath catches in her throat when she notices the heart-shaped purple medal on Willow’s pale chest. Was Willow clinging to it when she died, or was it placed there after she took her last breath?
Desperately chasing down every lead, Jenna hears that Willow had been receiving silent phone calls in the dead of night. Witnesses say Willow thought her missing husband was trying to make contact. Wishful thinking of a lonely wife consumed with grief, or a heartless killer hoping to terrify her?
Days later, another woman’s body is found at the bottom of a perilous ravine. Jenna’s worst fear is confirmed the moment she spots a purple medal: a dangerous serial killer is preying on the wives of soldiers from the same platoon, and if she doesn’t act fast, more lives will be at risk.
The key lies in discovering what happened to the missing soldiers, and whether any of them made it back alive. But, separated from her team in a secluded forest, Jenna hears a branch snap behind her. She is not alone. Will she be the next victim of a twisted trained soldier on the loose? And how many more grieving widows will have their lives snatched before he’s caught?
Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, Chase Her Shadow is a truly unputdownable crime thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood. Prepare to be hooked!
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
D.K. Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and AMAZON bestselling author of the Detective Kane and Alton Series. Her spine chilling, fast-paced serial killer thrillers revolve around Sheriff Jenna Alton and her ex-special forces Deputy, Dave Kane. As the main characters fight crime, their secret pasts are never far away. Set in and around the fictional backwoods town of Black Rock Falls, Montana, known locally as Serial Killer Central, D.K.’s imagery takes the reader into the scenes with her. Given the title “Queen of Suspense” by her reviewers, D.K.’s writing style offers her readers a movie style, sizzling fast thrill ride.