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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Review: Nowhere to Hide by Nancy Bush


TITLE: Nowhere to Hide
AUTHOR: Nancy Bush 
PUBLISHER: Zebra Books
PUBLICATION DATE: August 28, 2012
FORMAT: Paperback, 384 pages
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 9781420125023
"Do unto others..." Carefully, he carves the words into their flesh. The victims are all young, brunette, pretty. But she's the one he really wants. The others are just a way to ease the rage that has festered for years, until the only thing that calms him is his knife slicing through skin. Detective September Rafferty - Nine to her friends - recognizes the artwork that arrives in the mail. She created it back in second grade. Now a killer's words are slashed across it in what looks like blood. He knows her. September's investigation leads to her old classmate, Jake Westerly. She wants to believe Jake is innocent. But trusting anyone could be her last mistake. Every slight, every slur, he remembers them all. They turned him into a monster, and now they will suffer for it. Starting with September, he'll show them that the past can never stay hidden, and the time of vengeance is at hand.


MY REVIEW: 

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own. 

This is the companion story to Bush’s Nowhere to Run, which featured Detective August “Auggie” Rafferty. In Nowhere to Hide, the story revolves around Auggie’s twin sister, September “Nine” Rafferty, who is also a Detective with the Laurelton Police Department.

A serial killer is targeting women with the same physical traits as September Rafferty. When she receives a piece of her grade-school artwork with a message scrawled across it, she realizes that she is the killer’s ultimate prize. September needs to look into her past to piece together the clues, and she isn’t sure who she can trust.

I actually liked this one more than its predecessor, Nowhere to Run, whose protagonist was more like a damsel in distress. September is no damsel, and she can take care of herself! I like that about her. I also enjoyed getting to know the Rafferty clan better and getting more back-story on the family issues. There is a cross-over of crimes from Nowhere to Run to Nowhere to Hide, so you will definitely want to read both books to get the whole story.

A third companion story, Nowhere Safe, will be released in the Fall. I am looking forward to it! 

MY RATING:
#8 for my Spring Reading Thing 2013
#1 for my Clean Sweep ARC Challenge: May 2013

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3 comments:

  1. Sounds very good Darlene! I love a heroine who can really take care of herself and doesn't wait for the hero to come to her rescue and protect her. I'll keep an eye out for this one :) Thanks for the heads up I'd never heard of them before so pretty excited to check em out!

    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup

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    1. My pleasure, Anna! I hope you enjoy them!

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  2. This sounds like a good series. I like strong heroines too.

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