Forgotten Author:Mariah Stewart WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DEAD WHEN THEY SCREAM BLOODY MURDER? — Sheldon Woods kidnapped and killed an untold number of boys, then escaped the death penalty by making a plea bargain for multiple life sentences in exchange for revealing the whereabouts of some of his victims. More than a decade later, the full extent of his crimes is still unknown, and m... more »any of the dead have never been accounted for. But Lisa Walsh is certain her brother Christopher was one of them, and to honor her mother?s dying wish, she?s on a mission to learn the truth and recover the little boy?s remains. FBI agent Portia Cahill, tasked with confronting the caged killer, is obliged to play his mind games to get what she?s after, but she ends up with more than she bargained for when the remains of another boy?s body are discovered.
Determined to ID the mystery child, Portia reluctantly teams with James Cannon, the attorney who once defended Woods. But chasing a killer?s grisly legacy, and the bones of the forgotten dead, will lead them into the lethal orbit of a monster who?s seeding the graves of the past with a fresh wave of innocent victims.« less
I really enjoyed this book. Interesting plot and lots of twists and turns. A few of the twists I saw coming before they happened but the book still had plenty of suprises. Part of the story does involve some descriptions of child abuse,So I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone that can't handle that. I found the story to be very engrossing and I liked the way the main character seemed to evolve the deeper she got into the case. I give it a solid 4 stars and can't wait to see what Mariah Stewart will come out with next!
I love this author. All her books are good, but this was exceptional. It deals with children being murdered, and that is a touchy, sensitive subject, but she carries it off without being gory or dwelling on the heartbreak it causes.