One bath wall is a mural of a brilliant-yellow sunflower. The theme carries over to the shower curtains, but the yellow vinyl is spattered with red blotches. Propped against the mirror is a South Kitsap High School photo of a teenaged girl.
Detective Megan Carpenter is no stranger to horrifying crime scenes, but when she arrives at the home of a woman whose body has been brutalized, Megan is shocked to discover that she knows the victim. Monique Delmont helped Megan when she was in danger years ago. And the killer has left a disturbing calling card… two laminated photographs of a sixteen-year-old high school girl – Megan.
Someone is taunting her in the worst way possible and Megan is convinced she knows who is responsible. She just has to find him.
With the help of her new partner, Deputy Ronnie Marsh, Megan begins to unravel the clues that will lead them to the killer including links to three female murder cases from nearly twenty years ago – one of which was Monique’s daughter.
But to protect those closest to her, Megan must continue to hide the dark truth of her past, even if that means lying to her team about her connection to Monique.
When two photographs of a teenage Megan are found at her boyfriend’s place in Snow Creek, she knows the killer is circling and ready to strike again.
Can she get to him before he finds her? And will she pay the ultimate price for trying to keep her terrifying past buried?
An addictive edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the Number One, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Chart bestselling author.
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‘I loved the main character Megan and found her believable with her little quirks and attitude and while reading you hear her listen to tapes and realise there’s a second story unfolding about her past that is equally compelling. An engaging action-packed crime thriller that kept me turning the pages and guessing right to the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love Megan Carpenter!!... Megan is tough, flawed, so so so smart, and wickedly funny. The mystery is solid and strong... It's a wonderful book that I could not put down.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Megan is one ballsy detective…I love this character and this author's storytelling which kept me reading late into the night. This series just keeps getting better and better and has definitely left me wanting more. A well deserved five stars and a fantastic addition to a gripping and very addictive series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐