Happy Sunday everyone! I’m delighted to be welcoming the #BooksOnTour for D.K. Hood’s tenth(!) book in the Kane and Alton series Promises In The Dark.
Massive thanks to the wonderful Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the proceedings and to Bookouture for my advanced e-copy of Promises In The Dark which I received through Netgalley. I also downloaded myself a copy from a reputable agent.
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 towards the edge of town, she looks back at her family home, and watches in horror as it is suddenly engulfed in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns towards 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 Wood’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**
What Did I Think?
Oh my life what an opening!!! Horrific doesn’t go far enough and this tenth Black Rock Falls thriller doesn’t let up!!
Because of the location of this jaw dropping opener, Promises In The Dark brings to the forefront the partnership of Jo Wells and Ty Carter, the FBI agents I’ve got to know over the last couple of books. Only this time it feels Carter wants to prove something with his attitude to my favourite sheriff’s department. Thankfully Jenna is having none of it!
As the story goes on, the nutter causing all the problems starts to get nuttier and the Black Rock Falls team is desperate for results. Desperate to prevent more loss of life. But they’re up against it when they meet the locals of Louan who have some rather outdated views on life. I am just so thankful it’s them and not me dealing with these antiquated beliefs.
“It’s the psychopaths who believe this part of the world is a killer’s playground.”
I love the way the author acknowledges through her characters the crazy murder rates of Black Rock Falls. Hood has done it a few times in the series and it never ceases to make me smile to read the quips in such dark and twisted stories.
Yet again, the new addition to the Kane and Alton family is another fine one. For me, it ticked all the boxes (and more) of a crime thriller I have come to expect from the keyboard of Hood. Bring On Book 11!!!
Who Is D K Hood?
I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour 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 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.
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