by Alex Barclay
on Tour February 24th through March 31st, 2015
Book Details:Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 24th 2015
Number of Pages: 416
ISBN: 0007494513 (ISBN13: 9780007494514)
FBI Agent Ren Bryce finds herself entangled in two seemingly unrelated mysteries. But the past has a way of echoing down the years and finding its way into the present.
When Special Agent Ren Bryce discovers the body of a young woman in an abandoned car, solving the case becomes personal. But the more she uncovers about the victim’s last movements, the more questions are raised.
Why was Laura Flynn driving towards a ranch for troubled teens in the middle of Colorado when her employers thought she was hundreds of miles away? And what did she know about a case from fifty years ago, which her death dramatically reopens?
As Ren and cold case investigator Janine Hooks slowly weave the threads together, a picture emerges of a privileged family determined to hide some very dark secrets – whatever the cost.
This book was definitely much different than the normal murder/mystery books that I have read in the past because one of the FBI agents on the case has bipolar and in the story you will see her talking to herself or thinking inside her head a lot and boy, is she screwed up!
Mostly, it's about her relationships with men and how she can't seem to trust any of them, so she finds these oddball reasons in her head to pick fights to get rid of them before they get too close.
Her immediate boss knows about the bipolar and is making her see a doctor but the rest of the crew including the boyfriend who is also FBI don't have a clue so she comes off looking a little weird to them but she is a good agent and solves her cases, so as long as she doesn't implode, they deal with it.
This one is especially upsetting to her because the woman killed was also pregnant at the time and in order to solve this case, she and her partner may have to dig up some cold cases to figure out what this woman was doing right before she was killed because nothing is making any sense in the case.
Again, this is another awesome book that doesn't go into graphic details about the murder or the sexual scenes, so it's left up to you to imagine whatever you will, which is fine with me because I don't really need a step by step accounting of either the murder or the sex acts in these books.
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Author Bio:Barclay studied journalism at university and worked for a period in fashion and beauty journalism as a copywriter in the RTÉ Guide.
In 2003, she left the fashion industry to write Darkhouse, the first of two novels featuring NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi. Her second novel, The Caller, was released in 2007, and Last Call in 2008.
She won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her fourth novel, Blood Runs Cold.