A Wolf in the Woods
by Nancy Allen
on Tour March 1-31, 2018
McCown County assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold is prepping an assault case when a girl is found beaten and bloodied at a roadside no-tell motel. Elsie tries to convince the teen to reveal who attacked her, but Mandy is too scared—and stubborn—to cooperate… and then she disappears. Elsie’s positive a predator is targeting the Ozark hills, yet the authorities refuse to believe their small town could be plagued by sex trafficking.
Then middle school student Desiree Wickham goes missing, but only Elsie suspects it could be connected to Mandy’s assault. As she digs deeper into the events leading up to Desiree’s disappearance, she stumbles upon an alarming discovery: local girls are falling prey to a dubious online modeling agency, and never seen again. Elsie shares her concerns with Detective Ashlock and the FBI, but they shut her out.
She takes matters into her own hands and lands an interview with the head of the modeling agency. But when she meets him face-to-face, she discovers the fate of Desiree and Mandy… and becomes his newest captive. Elsie’s desperate to free the girls—and save herself—before the unspeakable happens. And she’s in for the fight of her life.
This is a very well written book. This is a very emotionally engaging book. Yet it was a very hard book for me to read – because of the subject matter. That evil people would lure girls into forced prostitution through a phony modeling job is just disgusting. That young girls would desire the glamour so much that they are taken in by promises is just heart breaking.
While this is a heart wrenching novel, it is well written, has excellent character development, a well developed plot, and more than enough suspense. I highly recommend it.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062438786 (ISBN13: 9780062438782)
Series: Ozarks Mysteries #4 | Each is a Stand Alone Mystery
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | HarperCollins
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She tried over 30 jury trials, including murder and sexual offenses, and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University.
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