🎉🎉🎉HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO D.K. HOOD 🎉🎉🎉 The twelfth (!) Kane and Alton book Cross My Heart is out today!!!
Massive thanks to the fabulous Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the Books-On-Tour festivities and to Bookouture for my advanced e-copy I received through Netgalley.
She wakes to the sound of footsteps outside her secluded home. Moving toward the window, she scans the dark woods around her and freezes. A tall figure in a long dark coat holds a crossbow pointed right at her. She blinks as lightning cracks overhead. But when she opens her eyes, the figure has vanished…
When the body of a man is found in the dense forest surrounding Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton immediately sees disturbing similarities with a past case—the same murder weapon, the remote beauty spot, and the way the victim is perched against a tree with no sign of a struggle. But the killer in that case was jailed for life.
Jenna suspects a copycat killer and her fears are confirmed when, during the town’s Halloween festival, the bodies of two tourists are found further down the remote trail. They too had been hunted down and murdered in another picturesque spot and all Jenna can hope is that the man behind bars can help her catch the twisted monster behind these new deaths.
As she comes face to face with the vicious murderer who has haunted her dreams for years, she is sure he knows more than he’s telling her. Looking deep into Jenna’s eyes, as if they’re two old friends catching up, he promises to take his final revenge on her for locking him up. But before she can learn more, he is dragged away by prison guards.
When a sudden emergency call takes Jenna and her deputy David Kane deep into the woods, Jenna senses something is very wrong about the situation. As a strange calmness falls over the forest, a familiar face emerges from the shadows. Will this killer be the one who finally takes down Sheriff Alton, and can they make it out of the forest alive?
If you love heart-racing crime books by authors like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this exciting thriller 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?
So many killers come to Black Rock Falls, all out to prove they can take us down.
Yes once again, Black Rock Falls has been hit by a sadistic killer. This piece of nasty like to stalk their prey like they’re an animal to be hunted. They like to play with their victims like a cat does a mouse or bird before playing one psychopathic end game with them. Yup nothing out the ordinary for the sheriff and her team. Or is there??! Well… this loose cannon of a killer has a familiarity to them, their MO is reminiscent of an old adversary from the beginning of the series but that killer is all locked up nice and secure!
Cross My Heart is kind of a locked room kind of crime – how can a killer stuck for live in a secure prison with no communication with the outside other than with his lawyer be out killing couples? How is this possible?? Will this case break poor Jenna as the locked up killer previously came close to destroying her life in Blacl Rock Falls. This psychological mind game Jenna faces both with herself and her nemesis could break anyone; what state will it leave our sheriff in?
Hood has crafted yet another fast paced crime thriller that caught my breath as I read. With one hell of a climax with not only an unknown killer at play but Mother Nature making life that little bit harder for Jenna and Dave, I was desperate to know how this crazy killer was operating ! I totally loved my most recent trip to Montana – can’t wait to return soon!
Who Is D.K. Hood?
D.K Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon Bestselling Author of The Kane and Alton Series. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Australian Crime Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime Australia.
D.K. lives very quietly with her husband enjoys her beautiful garden filled with birds and water dragons. The dogs and cats in her stories are reminiscent of her wonderful companions.