This book opens with the abduction of 14 year old Lindy. I’ll be honest I had a certain amount of dread based on my reading of DK Hood’s other books (The Crying Season and Where Angels Fear), and knew that her chances of survival were zero.
Whisper in the NIght sets a mass killer against Sheriff Jenna Alton and her team but the killer has the intent to make Jenna herself suffer. Can she find him in time to save the girls and herself…?
This is the 6th book in the series but works as a standalone novel.
The killer is wickedly clever in thinking of ways to make his games more fun for himself and more terrible for the victims and the police. Some chapters are seen from his point of view, giving us an insight into his twisted logic.
I had no idea who the killer was so the suspense was maintained until the very end. The interviews with suspects were just as frustrating for us as readers as they were for Alton and her colleagues. The police procedure was focussed on in this book and they rely on routine to keep them on task when matters get personal as one of their own is abducted.
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the previous two but they had set the standard VERY high. The drama and chase were definitely there in abundance but it was less graphic with the killer always being detached from his victims, and there was also less focus on Alton and Kane’s relationship which had been developed over the last books. Overall a very good read though!
Title: Whisper in the Night
Author: DK Hood
PUBLICATION DAY: 20/06/19
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2TUjzPh
She opens her eyes and struggles to make out the dark room around her. One thing she knows instantly – her wrists are bound and she’s tied to a chair, unable to move. As she screams for help, she hears footsteps outside. He’s coming…
Fifteen-year-old Lindy Rosen has been having nightmares for weeks, waking in a panic, screaming that there’s a man in her room watching her sleep. Her parents assumed it was her overactive imagination, but when one morning they find Lindy missing from her bedroom, they’re not so sure. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Within hours of the schoolgirl going missing, the kidnapper reaches out to Jenna with a video of Lindy bound and tied to a chair, crying to be set free. And a simple message –you’ve got 24 hours to find her or I kill her.
Jenna’s team work around the clock to try to find Lindy before the deadline, but time runs out, and Jenna receives a devastating message. The killer has made good on his promise. He’s playing a dangerous game. And no one knows what his next move will be.
But just two days later, one of Lindy’s school friends is taken in the middle of the night and the countdown begins again.
Completely addictive from the very start, if you like Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love Whisper in the Night.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
I‘vealwayshadawickedsenseofhumourandwasthekidwhotoldtheghoststories aroundthecampfire.Iamluckytohavefamilyallover theworldandhavespentmany vacationsinplacesfromParisFrancetoMontanaUSA and Australia. I use the wonderful memoriesfromthesevisitstoenhancemystories. Myinterestinthedevelopmentofforensicsciencetosolvecrimegoesbackmanyyears. Ienjoywritingcrime,mysteryandthrillers.Withmanystories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.
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