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Casey Cox has never believed that her father committed suicide when she was 12 years old and now, her best friend Brent, was helping her research to prove that it was murder. Suddenly, Brent is killed. Casey finds him, tries to resuscitate him, and only succeeds in covering herself in blood and leaving her DNA all over the crime scene. She’s been set up! And the local police investigating Brent’s death are the same one she believes covered up the investigation of her father’s death.
Dylan Roberts has just returned from the Middle East, a soldier with PTSD trying to put his life back together. He and Brent had been really close in school and his army background with Criminal Investigations Division make it natural for Brent’s parents to hire Dylan to bring back his killer: Casey Cox.
Each of our protagonists alternate telling their own stories as their lives begin to intersect. Casey doesn’t really believe in God although she’s pulled toward praying for his help; Dylan has a strong belief and has chosen a Christian psychiatrist to help him through his PTSD. As Dylan starts his investigation, he begins to feel as though the police who are co-operating with him are steering him where they want him to go. Too many things don’t add up and he starts researching Casey to get into her head and try to discover if she’s a psychopathic killer or an innocent patsy. Casey has to learn fast how to change her identity and cover her tracks as she tries to disappear. When she learns what Brent found out, she knows she can’t trust the police but circumstances put her in the limelight and she’s on the run again.
This story was tense right from the start and never let up. Even though I knew that it was the first of a trilogy, when I turned over that last page I was totally caught off guard. This is a great thriller, full of realistic situations, modern technology, and so many surprises. It also has some amazing characters with great faith in God and a quiet, persuasive way of proving His promises. It is probably one of the best thrillers I’ve read since beginning my blog and I can’t wait for the next instalment. Another terrific book from Terri Blackstock.