Evie Carter returns home to find her husband dead in his office chair, obviously shot and holding the weapon. When she sees what’s on his computer screen, Evie grabs the gun and shoots the computer…twelve times. And that’s what the police see moments later when they arrive and assume the obvious. Detective D. D. Warren joins the scene and recognizes Evie from a case many years ago when she was a teen. Meanwhile, Flora Dane sees the news report on television and recognizes Evie’s husband, Conrad Carter, from a time during her captivity with abductor Jacob Ness.
This all happens within the first chapter so my imagination immediately launched into several theories. It was all perplexing, trying to figure out what Evie saw on that computer, who really killed Conrad and what was he doing with Jacob Ness. The case went in a lot of directions, especially when Flora finally agrees to cooperate with law enforcement and explore her memories of her 472 days in captivity. Even the federal agent who rescued her, Kimberly Quincy, joins the investigative team.
As much as I’ve enjoyed the books in the series, this one is my favorite as it managed to so seamlessly bridge at least five separate cases and situations, have them make sense and have each be a compelling story on its own. The narrator was equally outstanding in skillfully telling all these stories in D. D.’s, Evie’s and Flora’s voices so distinctly and wonderfully. I loved everything about this and if all I’ve described wasn’t enough, the ending is just magnificent!
- Release Date: February 19, 2019
- Series: Detective D. D. Warren #10
- Narrator: Kirsten Potter
- Audio Length: 11 hours, 44 minutes
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio