Published by Bookouture on May 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Crime, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
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Blair had stopped crying. There was no window, the walls were smooth and it was quiet. She didn’t want to be alone. But she didn’t want him to come back.
When eleven-year-old Blair Smearton is abducted near a river bank on the hottest day of the year, no-one can trace the man spotted taking her.
Detective Anna Gwynne is back at work with her cold case unit following a brutal attack that nearly cost her her life. She’s investigating the death of young Rosie Dawson, whose bones were found hidden in a hole in the ground ten years ago. At least avenging Rosie’s murder, focussing on her past, can help Anna ignore her own.
The only lead Anna has is a photo of Rosie posted on a chat room hidden deep online. And then she finds one of Blair. Kidnapped. In the exact same dark room. The same concrete walls. The same stony floor. The killer is bragging. No-one can trace the photo.
Blair’s time is running out. But Anna has a contact who knows the dark web better than anyone. He’s the key to finding those girls. Can Anna get his help to find Blair alive?
A heart-pounding thriller that will get right under your skin. If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Angela Marsons you’ll love this killer crime thriller.
Blood Runs Cold is the second installment in the Det. Anna Gwynne seres and follows Anna on her new cases.
Anna just returned to work after a fairly bad injury sustained from a previous case she worked on. She now has two cases, one a missing young girl and a rape case that links to another case that she’s worked on previously. Ann’s been promoted and is working with well with the new team, but a new member is beyond obnoxious and is always undermining her authority. She’s strong and very resilient but she does still have some hesitation. I wuldn’t blame her at all after what she went through.
The group of characters are ones that I really enjoy, well, except for the new guy. He’s kinda an asshat. Anna is pretty much married to her job on the force, and while this isn’t a bad thing she could certainly use some socialization outside of work every now and then. Hector Shaw is back, giving her help on the current case as well as as old one. He’s a serial killer, and I know what your thinking, I did too at first. But he knows so much and has an insight that helps Anna. Plus, he is stil just as intriguing as always. We are introduced to a new character, who happened to be a suspect at one point, but becomes an integral part of this investigation. Also a part of Anna’s life too. (About time!)
The story moves a quick pace with clues all over, just have to piece them together and it’s riddled with suspense. And so many suspects too, jeez, there were a bunch. But, Young does such an amazing job keeping me guessing as to the suspects and the mystery behind the girls disappearance. It was a great installment for the series, and maybe, just maybe, we might get to know Shaw’s infatuation with Det. Anna Gwynne in the next installment. Can’t wait!
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