⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5-stars
Tessa Bell has been through so much in her young life. She has survived more attempts on her life than most people would get the chance to. She’s wary of the outside world due to everything she has been through and feels that if she just keeps away from the all of the danger, she’ll be fine. That doesn’t mean that she always believes that she will be safe in her own home though and that is evident by the knife under her pillow that she is trying to get to in time to defend herself from the man that she knows is in her bedroom. Tessa lives in her large family mansion with her fifteen-year-old son and there are homes on the property where her brother and his family live as well as her late husband’s partner from the police force, Skylar Wyatt, and his wife live. Her son, PJ, is home schooled and is a loner just like his mom.
Jack Xander and his partner Xavier Montague are called to the Micah Mansion on a case of a kidnapping. Tessa Bell had been kidnapped from her own bed in the middle of the night and now they were on a time line to find her alive and bring her home. This case is a high-profile case and will be worked by Jack and Xavier and Jack’s younger brother, Ryan and his partner Paige. They will learn that even though Tessa was a recluse, Ryan’s wife Sofia knows her and has known her and been friends with her since childhood.
This story is full of suspense, twists and turns, mystery, and turmoil. It’s intense and the killer is kept hidden very well by Jane Blythe. I had no clue who the villain was until Ms. Blythe wanted me to. I love a good mystery, suspense, thriller where the killer is revealed later in the story and I have to deduce who it could be. A lot of times, I have a good idea of who it is, but in this story as with the other stories in this series, I have a hard time narrowing it down and figuring it out. I love that it is not easily determined in this story and it made it so much better when I found out who it was, especially because it was not at all who I thought.
I give this story a 5-star review and recommend it to readers who like stories that will draw you in and tug at your heart while simultaneously have you wanting the killer to be caught before anyone else has to suffer for his or her demented mind. If you are a lover of suspense and thrillers, this is the book you should one-click and read right away.