Where Angels Fear (Detectives Kane and Alton Book 5)

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Another cracking read in the series. I'm always gripped by the cases, can never put them down! This was no exception and I read it in one sitting, in just a couple of hours. So excited for the next one! Jenna is a great character as always, as are her team. Tense, action packed and thrilling!
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A thrilling read which kept me turning the pages, characters you care for and just brilliantly written.  Great novel!!
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Ella and Sky are travelling through Black Rock Falls when she and her friend stopped along the highway to help man who then attacked them with an axe. Ella manages to escape but her friend is not that lucky. Sheriff Alton and Kane are on the case despite being under the weather and soon to their horror realize that there have been many cases of missing young people at the same place on the highway  who have never been seen since.

Where Angels Fear  by D.K.Hood  is the 5th book in the Alton Kane the series but can be easily  read as a standalone though I would  highly recommend starting at the very beginning to know more about the characters and the circumstances that brought them all together . Ovearall a fast-paced plot with well-developed characters that does not let up makes it an entertaining read 

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.
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Tilte: Where Angels Fear

Series: Detectives Kane and Alton book 5

Author: D,K. Hood

Pages: 297

Genre:Mystery

s she opened her eyes and took in her surroundings a feeling of terror ran through her weakened body. She knew exactly where she was. And she knew exactly what was about to happen to her...



When Ella Tate stumbles into Black Rock Falls, her exhausted and bloodied body is a terrifying sight, but not as frightening as the story she has to tell. Ambushed on their way into town when they stopped to help a man by the side of the highway, Ella and her friend Sky ran when he pulled an ax on them. But only one of them got away.



As Detective Jenna Alton investigates the case, she looks into the history of missing persons in the town, and uncovers more cases - all young people. All stopped on the same stretch of highway into town. All vanished without a trace.



When a distinctive pink sweater belonging to Sky turns up in Black Rock Falls, Jenna follows the trail to a derelict building on the outskirts of town. But she isn't prepared for what lies behind those doors. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost?



If you like Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you'll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.



**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**


My thoughts

Rating:4.5

Would I recommend it?yes

Would I read anything else by this author?yes

Will I be going on with this series?yes 

While it was slow in some places I still got lost and pulled into the story , and I'm lookinfg forward to the others in this series , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .
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Kane and Alton are fast becoming 2 of my favorite characters.  With such a lot of baggage from their previous lives, reading how they deal with their issues, yet still maintain their professionalism, and determination to solve whatever case comes to Black Rock Falls.  Just brilliant writing!
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This was a great read that kept me interested throughout.  Ella and Sky are ambushed one night, but only Ella makes it to safety.  This disappearance causes Kane and Alton to investigate if this current disappearance is connected to others in the area. This was a very thrilling read.
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I have just Loved this series of Books By D.K. Hood..........Can't believe this is the 5th book in the Detectives Kane and Alton series.......So, Where Angels Fear was just another fantastic read. I was hooked from the very first few pages and could not put it down. Just like the other books in this series and I Highly recommend. 
I just love the I love Sheriff Jenna Alton and Deputy David Kane characters. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion
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Thankyou to NetGalley, Bookouture and the author, D.K Hood, for the opportunity to read a digital copy of Where Angels Fear in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
I was so excited at the prospect of reviewing this book. I have read the previous novels in the Detective Kane and Alton series and have enjoyed every one. This book was the best by far. 
The storyline was well thought out and written with well developed characters. A veritable rollercoaster ride of a tale. 
Well worth a read.
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Wow, I can't believe it, this is already book 5 in the series, and they just get better each time.  This book would read nicely as a standalone, but I would advise you reading the previous four, firstly to make sure you understand the underlying story line, and secondly, why wouldn't you want to!!
In this book Detectives Kane and Alton have to deal with a snow blizzard, as well as a serial killer that is not all that he seems.  I did not see the ending coming!!!  Highly and I mean it, highly recommended.
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This was a first-time read from this author and This was a great story, cleverly thought out and the story starts in winter in Montana so very ofter sub-zero temperatures, you could almost feel the cold. The detectives in this book are somewhat different as one is in Witness Protection and one Kane is more of a profiler and its deputy sheriff and never misses with a gun. Young women were disappearing and at first the local sheriff though it could be a slave trading. and then a young man was taken and a lass that manage to escape who was with him was drugged and left behind.  What was its purpose?.  Could she have something to do with these abductions? Due to road closures etc getting near Christmas, Sheriff's dept seems to be getting nowhere, and then suddenly from the Sheriff in the next county comes an important telephone call to Jena the sheriff and all hell breaks loose. So is it slave trading or something more sinister, well thought out, runs smoothly throughout the book, deserves a read you won't be disappointed.



Did manage to find it on Goodreads and left review
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I was looking for a new murder series to get my teeth into and I have found it! This is the first book I have read in this series, but it won't be the last! I wouldn't want to live in this town, but the sheriff and her team of deputies work well together. They have some demons in their backgrounds which develop through the story. The sheriff admits she has no idea what is happening when people disappear. But the answer will keep you on tenterhooks until the end!
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Kane and Alton are still recovering from their last encounter with a serial killer but now another strikes!
Sky and Ella are travelling home from college when they see someone with a broken down car. They stop to help but the man attacks Sky. Ella runs for her life and escapes. When the police arrive at the scene there is no sign of Sky, the man, or either vehicle. They want to believe Ella’s story but she could also be a suspect…
Sky’s brother Doug and Ella decide to go out searching for Sky and agree to meet up with someone online to help. On their way to meet ‘Jim’, they spot a crashed car with two women inside. One is already dead. ‘Jim’ arrives and kidnaps Doug and the injured woman, leaving Ella behind. Kane and Alton are struggling with the weather, illness and the aftermath of their last case. Can they trust Ella’s story and can they find the killer before he takes more victims…?
The past seems to be catching up with both lead detectives which brings both fear and sorrow. This is a continuing thread that was present in the last book and no doubt will remain relevant in subsequent books (PLEEEEEASE let there be more in the series!)
Meanwhile, we see events from the perspective of the killer and his victims. There is not a lot of graphic detail about their injuries and deaths but the disposal of previous victims is described so we know what happens and left to our own imaginations to consider the full horror.
This is a brilliant book. I was slightly worried as I enjoyed the previous book so much that I was afraid of setting my expectations too high, but there was no need as this was just as good as the last one!
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Perfect psychological thriller!  It moved at a fast pace with twists and turns throughout!  I couldn’t put it down!  Highly recommend!
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This is the first book I’ve read in this series. It was recommended to me and I’m so glad! 

I didn’t have a problem picking up the storyline, but will definitely read the 4 precious books to learn more about the characters.

The book pulled me in from the first few pages and was full of unexpected twists. I genuinely couldn’t put it down.

A girl goes missing while travelling home for Christmas, her friend who was with her escapes. A spate of further disappearances leads to a horrific discovery.

A great introduction to the Kane and Alton series for me, looking forward to more.
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This is a book that raises so many interesting questions. What did happen to Ella? What happened to Sky and all the other missing teens? Who is behind this horror and what happens when some truths start  coming to light? This was a book full of intensity and surprises that kept me riveted. Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this and write about it.
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“It seemed each new season in Black Rock Falls brought with it a new brand of twisted psychopath.”

I’m back in Black Rock Falls and a similar scene as when I started this journey in Don’t Tell A Soul. It’s snow covered and treacherous driving conditions so it’s no wonder Sky wanted to help a fellow driver stranded in the snow.  What ensued was super sinister in just the way I’ve come to love D. K. Hood’s tales from the Montana county. Where has Sky vanished to?!?

I loved the switch in perspective between the Black Rock Falls sheriff team, our nutter on the loose and the victims, helpless in their plight. As I read Sky’s experience, I felt goose bumps creep up my arms from my kindle, spreading through out my body and I don’t think I shook them until the seriously tense ending to the book. There were so many chapters I came out of realising I’d been holding my breath!

I can’t figure why you would risk driving to Black Rock Falls in the middle of the night.” …“Are you aware of how many murders occurred in this county in the last couple of years?…”

That wasn’t the only time I “saw ” Ms Hood’s wicked sense of humour worm it’s way into the tale. Despite its dark sentiment, there is a slight comic nod in the characters’ narrative. Before Kane and Alton arrived in Black Rack Falls, this was a sleepy town off the radar…..

Where Angels Fear is another cracking crime thriller from the mind of Ms Hood and I loved it. This series despite each book being effectively a stand-alone story keeps getting better and better and I for one cannot wait for book 6.
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Today is my stop of one terrific blog tour and I am reviewing one veeery gripping thriller,  written by one of my favorite authors, D.K.Hood. Guess what, Where Angels Fear was published yesterday, literally. It is fifth book in the Detectives Kane and Alton Series and my second book from this author. I had no problem reading it as a stand-alone book. It is one very creepy, really scary story that made my hair on the neck stand. I loved it! Many thanks to lovely Noelle and the amazing team at Bookouture for the chance to be part of this blog tour. Don’t forget to visit all the other stops of this amazing blog tour! Enjoy!

Imagine going home for Christmas. The best feeling in the world. You are driving through a heavy storm, you literally can’t see a thing through the snow. Suddenly you see a vehicle on the side of the road. Someone needs help. You stop, and next thing you know, a man with an ax is trying to kill you. You run through the wood, but he finds you. Next thing, you wake up in a hospital. But not a real hospital. You are sedated, tied, you can’t run. There is no escape!

Sky and Ella drive through the snow. Police finds Ella covered with blood, but not hurt. But she has an unbelivable horror story to tell. Should she be trusted? And where is Sky?

Detectives Kane and Alton work on the case, The investigation uncovers more cases – all the missing are young people. All stopped on the very same place of the road into town. All vanished without a trace.

I was absolutely hooked from the very first page. Fast-pased horror story, the hitchiker from hell. But, you know what scared me most? Last couple of months several people dissapeared from my town. All young, all healthy. With the latest disapearance just yesterday, people are really scared. I even checked if my front door was locked. What surprised me most were the similarities from the book with the speculations in the media. Creepy!

Anyway, to return to my review. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I’ve read only #4 and #5, but I am totally hooked on these series. Where Angels Fear is a fast pacing gripping thriller that will make you leave the lights on at night! Totally recommended!
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This was my first Kane and Alton book but it did not grip me.   It’s says you can read as a stand-alone but the characters were very easy to muddle with their back stories.   In this one young people are going missing in winter on a lonely stretch of road.  
I struggled through and could easily have given up.  I don’t think I will be reading any others.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC
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Kane and Alton are back!!! Boy, do I love this series or do I love this series?!? I cannot believe we are up to book number five already! The beauty of this series is that all books can be read as a standalone, so you don't have to read the books in order to appreciate the storylines. That said, because I am a HUGE fan of the two Detectives, I would of course recommend that you read all of the books anyway.

Black Rock Falls doesn't really have a good reputation really, does it? I mean, there seem to be A LOT of people who end up losing their lives in that place! Alton and Kane have their work cut out once again when they become aware of a murderer who insists of being 'invisible', taking their victims with them. But how long can they stay 'invisible' for? If Jenna Alton had her way, the culprit would be locked up faster than she and Kane could reach their local eatery. Unfortunately that is not the case and yes, I found myself becoming rather frustrated by the killer. Why couldn't they just slip up already?

I would say that the contents of 'Where Angels Fear' is quite graphic due to the nature of the murders and the events which come afterwards. It does make for a very chilling read, I shan't lie, but goodness me it works. I think I would have been more surprised if one of D.K.Hood's storyline was tame.

'Where Angels Fear' is definitely one of those spine tingling, constantly look over your shoulder, type of read which left my mouth dry and my heart racing. I loved the slow burning first half of the book as it set the scene and created such an intense and toe curling vibe for the rest of the storyline. Yet, on the other side of the coin, I adored the racy, rollercoaster feel of the second half of the book when Kane and Alton were hot on the killers tail. And Rowley...well!!!

Another absolutely fantastic instalment to the series, D.K.Hood has upped the ante once again and left me wanting more. I hope this series continues for many, many more books...although could they please come with free oxygen masks or paper bags? ;)
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Book 5 in the Kane and Alton series. Although I have enjoyed reading the previous books, this was not my favourite. The plot was great and the book was fast paced but the writing and dialogue just felt a bit clumsy at times. Plenty of thrills and twists and I would like to see more character development. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC. Reviewed on Amazon, Goodreads and Facebook.
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