A murder board with pictures of the women both alive and dead sat in the back of the room, watching over the dedicated group. Beautiful maids all in a row.
Dr. Iris Ballard’s is living her nightmare doing her penance. After the murder of her husband and her retirement of the FBI as a psychological profiler two years ago, she has become her worst enemy. Her partner Luke Hudson, entices her back as a consultant of a crime known as the Woodmen Killer where women are being brutally murdered in the woods. Iris sees redemption in finding this killer and bringing him to justice but at what cost. The doctor and killer play a cat and mouse game, challenging each other in their weakness and knowing that game end will be the death of one.
Many things going on in this crime thriller. First of all, if you like a strong woman but who is vulnerable, you will be drawn into Iris character. Well developed, as you empathize with her pain and self-destruction. The plot itself pulls you in as it is determined what all the victims had in common and how Ballard reads her subject.
I was a little squeamish but considering you are dealing with monster you begin to appreciate what the FBI does. Very CSI with the edge of your seat dynamics. Will be continuing on Iris Ballard as she seeks justice and redemption!
A Special Thank You to Random House Publishing, Alibi, and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.