My Mini Thoughts

I really enjoyed the authors first book, Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #2), so I was excited to see the second book coming out.  Unfortunately I found this one not as good as the first.

I like Natalie’s character, and in this story she is still reeling after learning all the secrets that came before and after her sister Grace’s death.  She’s also upset about losing Luke, her long time best friend turned love interest.  So I was invested in the story up until they found a woman’s body in the trash the day after Halloween.  I felt the investigation dragged after that.

I was left with more questions and answers after finishing the book which drives me crazy.  That said, I will try the next book in the series if there is one.

All though this one wasn’t for me, it may be for you!  This one is out now!  Thank you Minotaur Books and NetGalley for my #copy.

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: The Collection Cabernet Sauvignon


Goodreads Synopsis

The day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene—a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is.

As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror—a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other—and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago.

As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove inescapable.