Detective Josie Quinn is at the park with her young charge, Harris, when a child disappears after a ride on the carousel. Lucy was there on a horse beside her mother Amy, and in the few seconds it took Amy to remove her harness, the child was gone. As the parents’ panic, Josie calls for back up and begins to seal the park. Searchers scour all areas of the park and there is no sign of 7-year-old Lucy to be found, and Josie begins to fear the worst.
As the police department builds a task force and pulls surveillance footage, along with researching Lucy’s parents for enemies that may have taken the child, Josie’s reporter twin, Trinity, helps in her own way with background research on the child’s parents, and the FBI is mobilized to assist. Then the first call comes in – from the babysitter’s phone – and she is found dead. Now the search into the parent’s past begins in earnest, as the kidnapper asks Lucy’s Mom, “how does it feel??”
Josie and her team are quick to learn that Lucy and her family had been stalked for a while before the child was grabbed. As the search for the kidnapper zeroes in on a young man masquerading as an entomologist, and Amy’s identity comes into question, Josie and her team fight to discover what Amy is trying so desperately to hide, and to rescue her daughter before it’s too late…
This book was an edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and my most favorite Josie novel to date!! A great read!! I love Josie’s character and am enjoying watching her grow, along with her relationship with Noah. I already can’t wait for the next installment of the series!! Love, LOVE, LOVE this series!!
I was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.