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The young girl pushes against the backseat of the family sedan, fighting to free herself from the crude ties restricting her hands and feet. As the car speeds toward the edge of town, she looks back at her family home, and watches in horror as it suddenly explodes in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns toward the driver and hears only laughter. She knows that the worst is yet to come...
Detective Jenna Alton surveys the charred remains of the large suburban home, stopping to pause at the three lifeless bodies of the Woods family. Jenna knows she's looking for a serial killer, but her priority is finding the missing teenage daughter last seen on the night of the inferno.
Days later, Sophie Woods's body is discovered floating in a shallow pool of crystal-clear water - known locally as Dead Man's Drop - but Jenna still doesn't know who would target the quiet family in such a brutal attack.
Delving into the family's past, she makes a shocking discovery - a link between the killer and someone connected to her deputy David Kane. If Jenna is right and the killer is back and seeking revenge, then she must act fast to keep her deputy safe.
When another girl is taken, Jenna and David follow the trail into a network of underground caves on the outskirts of town. With little time before the killer claims his next victim, they race into the pitch-black tunnels, unsure whether they have just walked into the killer's trap. Can they find the girl in time and escape the caves without the killer chasing them down?
If you like pulse-racing thrillers from Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this gripping new book from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
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What readers are saying about D.K. Hood:
"Oh my, oh my God... This is another cracking story!!!... This author really deserves the title of Queen of Suspense... She had chills running down my spine and I just couldn't stop reading. Incredibly, mind-blowingly brilliant!" B for Bookreview, 5 stars
"What a fantastic book it is. Totally addictive. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"An excellent read... Had me captivated the whole way though... I had a couple of wow moments that took my breath away. All in all, a bloody brilliant book that totally deserves 5 stars." Bonnie's Book Talk, 5 stars
"Hold on to your hats for the surprise ending!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"Absolutely terrific read." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"Another phenomenal instalment to this series. I love the new characters... Some scenes had my heart threatening to burst out of my chest." NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
"Whew!... Thanks for the twist. I never saw it coming!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"They just keep getting better. I love this series." NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
"This one ups the ante on pulse-pounding suspense... Full of action and surprising twists that the reader won't see coming." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"This is a wonderful series with great characters, inventive storylines and a familiarity that welcomes you in each time you begin a new book... A first class read." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"Another chilling, dark plot in the most dangerous town of Black Rock Falls. A highly recommended read." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"Absolutely gut gripping! Worth more than five stars!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
"Excellent... Long may this series continue!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars