Blog Tour Review, A Song for the Dead

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A Song for the Dead
DK Hood

319 pages
published January 8, 2024

About the book: 

As she steps out of the shower and wraps herself in a warm towel, her breath catches. There’s writing scrawled in the condensation on the mirror. I’m going to kill you. She doesn’t even have time to scream…

It’s Halloween when a young woman is reported missing from the small town of Black Rock Falls and Sheriff Jenna Alton and her partner, Deputy David Kane, race to her remote home. But all they find are signs of a struggle and blood on the bathroom floor. Freya Richardson has vanished.

With no leads on Freya’s whereabouts, Jenna hits a wall in the investigation. Then the bodies of three women are discovered buried in a local forest. Each one has been wrapped in a blanket. As Jenna takes in their pretty faces and long blonde hair, her blood runs cold. Freya isn’t here: but each body looks shockingly like her…

Jenna soon links the victims with an unsolved case where the killer attacked blonde-haired women in their homes and buried the bodies. She’s convinced it’s the same murderer, and seeing that he always takes three victims, she realizes that two more women could be in serious danger…

Working around the clock, Jenna’s heart sinks when a beloved friend makes a terrifying call telling her there’s an intruder in her house. Begging her to hide, Jenna and Dave race to the woman’s house. But can they get there in time to stop another innocent life from being taken?

Truly gripping and absolutely unputdownable, fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot will love this novel from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author D.K. Hood.

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

My Review

This is a creepy Halloween story and shows how we probably all know someone who is a little less stable than we think.  I love the team and way they interact both teasing and supportive.  I love seeing how Jenna and Dave have progressed in their personal lives.  This had the right amount of creepy to put me on edge.  The stalker getting into the victims’ homes creeped me out and is probably second only to Psycho for that shower scene.  And the next time I come home late and have to get from my car to my home, I will definitely be thinking about this one.

The chapters told from the killer’s POV didn’t really shed any insight into who was behind the murders, but I love the information I gleamed from them.  Even though I still fell for the red herring.  Black Falls, the setting of the book, is serial killer central and this Halloween installment really captured that atmosphere.  Did all the team members convey all the info they knew?  How do you tell a Halloween trick from something the killer has done?

I read this in a sitting and recommend this series.  While this is book 21, they can all be read without completing the series.  But once you read one, you will want to read more.

Author Bio

D.K. Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and AMAZON bestselling author of the Detective Kane and Alton Series. Her spine chilling, fast-paced serial killer thrillers revolve around Sheriff Jenna Alton and her ex-special forces Deputy, Dave Kane. As the main characters fight crime, their secret pasts are never far away. Set in and around the fictional backwoods town of Black Rock Falls, Montana, known locally as Serial Killer Central, D.K.’s imagery takes the reader into the scenes with her. Given the title “Queen of Suspense” by her reviewers, D.K.’s writing style offers her readers a movie style, sizzling fast thrill ride.


Beth is a serial killer working for the FBI. By day she is a dedicated agent and by night she becomes the notorious Tarot Killer and hunts down vicious serial killers, who have slipped through the net of justice. With her handsome mountain man partner,

Agent Dax Styles, they fight crime by walking a very thin line of the law.

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