Secrets are like acid; they can eat through you. If you keep them, they eat right through your soul.
My husband and I are big fans of the reality show the North Woods that is set in Maine. Watching the show gives me a great visual of Lizzie Snow and the work she does in law enforcement. Looking for her niece that was taken from her sister that was murdered, is the driving force behind Lizzie Snows move from Boston to Maine. The second of the series also deals with the victimization of children. Tara Wylie has disappeared. She has before, but her mother claims that this is different, but she is hiding some secret. Lizzie soon discovers escapee Henry Gemerle—a kidnapper and rapist who once held three girls prisoner may be in the area. Has he taken Tara?
The narration in part is told from a victim of Gemerle; Jane Crimmins who survived the abduction but is hiding a terrible secret. It is thriller that all comes together that a monster of a terrible crime creates another monster that is more disturbing than the first. Where secrets collide but is it time to save Tara?
I enjoy the Lizzie Snow series – the backdrop of her search for her niece, chemistry between her old partner and the hold that he has on Lizzie. She cannot completely let him go. The tension mounts on each book.
A Special Thank You to Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine, Bantam. and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.