Tessa is hospitalized for her injuries, then arrested for the murder of her husband. Six-year-old Sophie is still missing, and D.D. and Bobby Dodge believe they are looking for her body, the kind of thing that disturbs even veteran cops.
Like in the Flora Dane books, D.D. plays a big role in the procedural portions of the book, but the alternating chapters in Tessa's voice propel the plot.
Gardner ratchets up the tension and slowly reveals all the complications involved in this engrossing thriller.
Suspense/Thriller. 2011. Print length: 368 pages.
There are some chilling scenes as the body of a young woman is discovered and the terrible and unanticipated aftermath of the discovery.
This has become a favorite series, and I'm so glad stumbled on the first book and already looking forward to the next.
Police Procedural. March 3, 2022. Print length: 343 pages.