**/The Tess Winnett series books do not need to be read in order.**
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.
Julie Howard –
I enjoyed this book. It did seem a lot shorter than normal and didn’t contain the twist and turns I would expect of a Leslie Wolfe story but I still really enjoyed it. Mainly because I like Tess as a character, she is a tough FBI agent that isn’t afraid to go up against the system, even if it costs her her badge. I would say she is one tough cookie but she would probably shoot me. I like the interaction between her and her co-workers, despite her being a loner at heart she knows how to get the best out of people. Leslie is a very talented writer and one of my favourites. In just a few short pages I was tempted to skip to the end to see if it was going to have a happy ending which meant it did keep me up listening until I finished the book. I can’t wait for the next book.
Tess on being summoned to her bosses office is worried because she was involved in another officer involved shooting. This time it isn’t for a dressing down or a reprimand. The bosses God daughter has gone missing and he needs Tess’s help in finding her before it is to late. With no ransom call and no other bodies Tess can’t form a profile of the un sub. All she can do is question the girls best friend, the governor’s daughter a man who has already requested Tess’s badge be taken away from her when she questioned his friends. What is he going to do over his daughter? One thing is for sure, if his daughter knows something about the missing girl then Tess is going to get it out of her one way or the other.
I love the pairing of this author with the narrator as both are very talented ladies and when working together it creates something amazing.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.