Whats it all about?:
The fourth in the bestselling series of psychological thrillers featuring Carson Ryder, the detective with a unique perspective on serial killers. Children are disappearing in Mobile, Alabama, the latest snatched from her own bedroom. There are no clues – and, as yet, no bodies.
Homicide Detective Carson Ryder is called in to investigate the abduction of little LaShelle Shearing only to find the case getting tangled up in murky departmental and civic politics. And with his partner Harry Nautilus fighting for his life after being viciously attacked, Carson is feeling increasingly isolated.
Public rage is now reaching dangerous levels, and Ryder’s bosses turn for help to ex-Detective Conner Sandhill whose uncanny ability to spot connections and details missed by others is legendary – but who left the department under a cloud.
Ryder and Sandhill form an uneasy alliance in the hunt for the missing children, a hunt which becomes all the more urgent for tragic personal reasons. But at the root of these disappearances is something truly evil… and its source is closer to home than either could have imagined.
What did I think?:
I’ve been reading the Carson Ryder series in strict order like a true little obsessive compulsive! The title pretty much gives us the gist of what the story is about, and I found this latest offering in the series quite enjoyable. We know who the perp(s) are from the beginning, its merely waiting for the detectives to figure it all out.
There are some great characters in this book – my favourite has to be “The Gumbo King,” Ryder’s new partner in crime. I found the fact that he wore a little crown hilarious and was quite intrigued about his back story. Maybe there will be more to come of him? I hope so! I did however miss the banter between Ryder and his regular partner Harry Nautilus, and hope that he will be fighting fit in the next installment. Decent crime book for fans of the genre and I look forward to reading more.
Would I recommend it?:
Star rating (out of 5):