Actually wasn't sure about this book. There was a buy 2 for 6 bucks and this was my second recluctant choice. Boy was I wrong about that. Turned out I loved it more than my first choice. (Gone by Jonathan Kellerman.) It's been a while since I sat up all night to finish a book, but this one grabbed me. The characters are in depth and it's hard to know who's who or who to trust. This one kept me guessing and even the ending still has me guessing. (could there be another one in the works?) This is the first time I've read Gardner and if the rest of her books are even half as good I'm going to love them!
WOW!! This book was a great book, but beware it is very graphic with the sexual abuse of children. I would have to stop and put it down a few times just to get the images from my head. I did finish the book however, because it is a good story and it does show how real(unfortunately) child abduction and sexual abuse is. The author even touches on it in the back of the book. She did use true life situations in her book. It is just so sad that this is the kind of world we live in.
FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy is five months pregnant and should be cutting back on her work. Instead she is drawn into a case when a hooker tells her that prostitutes are disappearing from the streets and no one cares. Kimberly checks into this and finds Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Sal Martignetti is also looking into the matter since finding a package of drivers licenses on his car windshield. All of the women in the photos have not been seen in a long time. Kimberly and Sal join forces to see if they can find enough information to start a task force or if there is actually no crime.
This book was very hard for me to put down. I stayed up half the night reading it. Lisa Gardner has written a riveting suspense story with some great characters. Kimberly has been in a couple of Gardner's books. We get to know more about her and her marriage to GBI Agent Mac McCormack.
This is a dark suspense novel that covers disturbing topics such as child abuse, torture and murder. There are multiple plots and point-of-views in this book including the point-of-view of a man-made monster. All of the multiple plots come together near the end of the book in a very satisfying way. If you are a person who does not like intense disturbing topics (or have a hatred of spiders), you should stay away from this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
Learned more than I wanted to about spiders, but was interesting. This book scared dickens out of me but I couldn't put it down. Got confussing at the end. Just when you think you know what will happen, it doesn't. I would recommed this book.
I found this to be a very dark and disturbing book. I really wasn't sure I wanted to continue it shortly after I started it. However, the author lured me in with the intrigue. I had read three of her other novels previously and liked them. At the end of her book, she states "this is the most violent book I've written" Now - she tells me.
Not sure I'll read any more - at least not soon.