Detective Nick Fourcade is called to a homicide in a secluded house just outside of town. There he finds seven-year-old KJ Gauthier has been brutally stabbed. His mother, Genevieve, was injured by the intruder, but got away and ran for help. Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, went to the hospital to interview Genevieve. Both Annie and Nick question why someone would break into a house to kill a boy but leave the mother alive. As Annie interviews people close to KJ, she discovers that his twelve-year-old babysitter has disappeared. Is someone preying on the children in this small bayou town?
This is the second book by Tami Hoag that features Annie Broussard and Nick Fourcade. They have to put up with a new boss, Sheriff Kelvin Dutrow, who likes to be the center of attention whenever cameras are rolling. He causes a lot of problems in the murder investigation. I liked the characters and I liked the setting of this mystery. I thought I had figured out the identity of the killer, but I wasn't even close. My rating: 5 Stars.