The closer she comes to the truth, the deadlier her chase gets.
FBI behavioral analyst Alex Donovan and her colleague Logan Hart have been called upon to write a profile for a missing woman, but a little digging quickly turns up more disappearances in Virginia with the same physical description.
Alex is in a race against the clock to rescue the missing victims, so when the UNSUB makes demands of her in exchange for information, Alex takes the bait. But when her life is put in jeopardy, Logan must do whatever it takes to track them down before time runs out.
Alex works to think one step ahead of the suspect, but the more Logan and the BAU learn about the serial kidnapper, the more they fear Alex may not make it out alive.
You can read an excerpt here.
This is the third novel in The Quantico Files series and, while it can be read on its own, it will be best appreciated if the earlier books are read first. It contains a good balance of the characters' personal stories and suspenseful action. The main characters are Alex and Logan. Alex experiences the suspense while Logan's character centers on his personal experiences.
The main characters are FBI agents in the Behavioral Analysis unit, profilers. I felt there wasn't as much about the actual task of profiling as there has been in the previous novels. There is a need to understand the villain, however, and Alex suffers when her analysis proves faulty. The end is quite suspenseful although I did feel it had the cavalry to the rescue feel to it.
The strength of this novel is the clear salvation message it contains. Both Alex and Logan must trust God for safety and a possible future.
This is a good novel for readers who like the FBI agent kind of suspenseful plot but with a good deal of personal life included.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
Nancy Mehl (www.nancymehl.com) is the author of more than forty books and a Christy Award finalist, as well as a Carol Award winner, the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year Award, and the winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense in the inspirational romance category. Her short story, "Chasing Shadows," was in the USA Today bestselling Summer of Suspense anthology. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Photo Credit: Photo by: Ginger Murray Photography
Bethany House, 352 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)