Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Book Review: Follow Me Home by D.K. Hood

About the Book

‘Don’t you agree Detective? That some people deserve to die? I’ve killed the first. I’ve killed the second. Now will you catch the others, or do I have to kill them too?’ 

The body of Amos Price lies in a pool of blood on the polished floor of an otherwise empty house. With no signs of a break in, and no clues left at the scene, Detective Jenna Alton is at a loss.

But as the team begins to unpick the life of the reclusive victim, they discover a disturbing link between Amos and the disappearance of several young girls in the county going back years.

Days later, another brutally murdered body is found, in a remote motel on the outskirts of town. Ely Dorsey was killed in a frenzied attack and Jenna fears not only that the murders are connected to the missing girls, but that the killer hasn’t finished yet.

As Jenna tries to work out who will be next, the killer suddenly starts sending her deputy, David Kane, messages. Is she being taunted? Or does the murderer want to be caught? And will Jenna discover who’s behind these killings before more people die?

My Thoughts

Hmm...Sheriff Jenna Alton may be ruing the day she moved to Black Rock Falls as there seem to be a higher number of murders than perhaps she ever anticipated. This time, men are being murdered and women are disappearing; some disappearances happening years ago.

Told from various points of view, including that of the culprits, we readers are ahead of the authorities in knowing who is kidnapping the young women. What is unknown is who is killing the kidnappers.

Alton, along with her deputy David Kane, and other colleagues, are stretched thin as they try to solve the crimes before there are further victims. The book is well paced, and the tension increases nicely as we get nearer to the finish.

Alton and her team work well together. I’ve read book one in the series, ‘Don’t Tell A Soul’, and I like the progression of the relationship between Alton and Kane. While Alton’s thoughts and feelings are clearly articulated, the fact she is suffering from PTSD from a previous case – I assume book two -  makes me want to have read about her experiences prior to having read this book.

D.K. Hood has written another absorbing episode in the lives of Alton and Kane. Bring on book 4!

About the Author

I've always had a wicked sense of humor, and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many wonderful vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I'll look forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.


No comments:

Post a comment