Saturday, August 31, 2013
Our heroine is Daphne Montgomery, Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore. Her 20 year-old son is kidnapped in the beginning of the story, but he actually has escaped even before his mother knows about the abduction. Daphne believes it's something to do with the case she has been handling, although the reader knows from the start that it's somebody else with an old grudge against her. The hero is FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter, whose father is Daphne's son's boss. Joseph is at first looking for the boy to please his father, but in the process he encounters murders, so his boss gives him a team to protect Daphne, whom he loves.
Joseph and Daphne are side characters from previous novel 'No One Left To Tell' and it's nice to welcome back Grayson and Paige, although they have small parts here.
The reason of the culprit to terrorize Daphne turns out to be silly, but it's still a good read.
This is Tami Hoag's first crime book I have read and I found there were too many narrations.I read many of the sentences fast without grasping its meaning, hoping to be back to the plot, back to the investigation. The killer's identity is a surprise and from the reviews I've read I know that many readers could not guess it either. I also found the killer's reason made sense, which is rare in such genre.