The Coldest Fear
Book 4, Shades of Death - A Thriller
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A killer with nothing left to lose…
Afraid or not, Detective Bobbie Gentry has a monster to confront. The pain of losing her family and nearly her life to a criminal’s vile hunger is still fresh, but now the landscape is different. Now she’s not alone. Now she has Nick Shade to trust. Nick treats the terror of his past with vengeance. He’s dedicated his life to hunting serial killers, and he’d give his last breath to save Bobbie. When a string of killings bloodies Savannah’s elite society and causes cold cases to resurface, Bobbie is captured in a city more haunted than Nick’s inescapable nightmares. And as the murderer strikes close, Nick and Bobbie will need to become even closer if they’re going to survive.
Debra Webb’s latest Shades of Death novel, The Coldest Fear, picks up right where the previous installment left off. I almost feel sorry for Bobbie and Nick, they keep running from crisis to crisis and never seem to have time to breathe. The latest crisis is in Savannah, Georgia, and as with all previous crises, appears to be courtesy of Raymond Weller. Weller’s end game is to make Nick just like him and he hopes to use Bobbie to do it. As events unfold, it becomes clear that Weller is a looming presence in the background as opposed to the chess master; he is watching things unfold as opposed to orchestrating the ending. Webb masterfully connects two seemingly unrelated crises into an explosive ending. There are significant revelations about Nick in this book that will hopefully help him and Bobbie move forward. I very much like when they are working together as opposed to him trying to protect her by staying away. Webb is a master at dark and creepy and this is no exception. You will want to keep reading long after bedtime, but make sure to leave the lights on.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Deliciously scintillating! The bodies are piling up and the mystery surrounding Bobbie and Nick just keeps getting creepier as one person after another is uncovered as having had contact with the serial killer they are hunting, but as the scenes are dissected they realize they aren't all adding up to the same M.O. Is there something else going on here that they aren't privy to? A great continuation of this series ... and a joy to see Bobbie continuing her fight for justice!
Bobbie Gentry has fought hard to regain her life after it was derailed with the brutal of her family and her own horrendous abduction at the hands of a serial killer. She was living a very dark life until Nick Shade came into it and helped her to see past the emptiness inside herself. Now she's willing to do anything to help Nick fight his own demons.
Nick Shade has been covertly delivering his own version of justice since his life fell apart years ago. Now he's in Savannah as mysteries are unravelling and monsters are emerging. Will Bobbie be able to convince him to let her help get the answers he needs?
Debra Webb just gets better and better
Bobbie has left town to go to Atlanta to find Nick Shade after Weller has made his escape. She ends up in Savannah just as 5 children are found encased in statues in a pet cemetery. All disappeared over 32 years ago. The chief of police has requested her name as it mysteriously appears in the case file. Problem was this all occurred before she was born.
She knows that Weller is setting her up for a showdown of massive proportions but is he involved in the disappearance of the children so long ago?
Then the parents of the children keep being found dead. What is the connection to Bobby or to Nick Shade?
Again, Debra Webb hits it out of the ball park. I started reading and could not stop til finished. I have to say this series is my favorite to date by this author and highly recommend!
I received an ARC for my honest opinion.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Sep 01, 2017
- Publisher: MIRA Books
- Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, Shades of Death