A dead teenager is left in the middle of town, dressed and posed like a doll. As the investigation unfolds, secrets of even the police department are uncovered. Continuous action and a shocking ending make this book hard to put down!
ITS ALWAYA DARKEST..... Bisbee, Arizona. A family community that attractsa healty trade in tourism. Like many small towns,it has its fair share pf petty thefts and domestic disturbances. But no one is prepared for the discovery of a teenage girl;s dead body propped up inside the park band shell, clothed in a doll-like dress...RIGHT BEFORE DAWN....Arizona Department of Public Safety investigator Laura Cardinal knows immediately what she is up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she being plagued by memories of the abduction of a schoolmate some eightteen years earlier? In a runaway case that propels her from lavish ''''''''tucson estate to the sedretive heart of a sleepy florida town, Laura must comfront the ghost of her own past--even as another child goes missing and she muct race against the clock to find her.
I picked this up because there was a recommendation from a favorite author, Michael Prescott. However, I was disappointed until the book finally showed promise 3/4 of the way through and held my interest enough that I purchased the second in the series. Hopefully she got better after her debut.