Blog Tour Review, Where Hidden Souls Lie

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Where Hidden Souls Lie
D.K. Hood

272 pages
Bookouture
published October 11, 2023

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About the book

As she opens her eyes and takes in the dark, damp earth, her heart races. She tries to move but the rope binding her feet cuts tight—she’s trapped underground. Heavy footsteps pace above. A tear falls down her cheek as she stifles a scream. He’s walking away. He’s left her for dead…

When a shallow grave is discovered in the dark pine forest surrounding Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton rushes to investigate. After unearthing the old bones, Jenna scours the area for clues: and her heart beats wildly when she bumps into a teenage girl, breathless and covered in dirt. Wanda Beauchamp tells Jenna she was kidnapped from her foster home and buried alive. Could the kidnapper be linked to the shallow grave?

Taking in Wanda’s thin frame, Jenna knows the poor girl is close to death. She’ll do everything she can to save her, but they’re miles from anywhere and night is falling fast. When Wanda falls, the kidnapper makes his move and Jenna is powerless to stop him taking the young girl’s life. Escaping the same fate, she is wracked with guilt and vows to catch the ruthless killer and bring him to justice.

When another girl is reported missing from a foster home, Jenna and her deputy David Kane know they must act fast to save her. Jenna believes the murderer lives off-grid, and a clue at a local supply store finally leads her to a remote cabin in the woods.

Still haunted by Wanda’s last moments, can Jenna lay a trap to outsmart this twisted killer preying on young girls? Or did she just put herself in unthinkable danger?

This absolutely gripping crime thriller is perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot. From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author D.K. Hood, Where Hidden Souls Lie will have you gasping for breath!

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

My Review

I’ve have really grown to love this series even though I have not read all the books (they really can be stand alones, but are even better when you get the persnal growth from book to book).  This one advances the stakes for Alton and Kane as they are officially starting their family and investigating a kidnapper and killer.  Well Jenna is while Dave is off on his own secret mission leaving Jenna in even more danger. without his backup  With multiple arcs, I was drawn in from the start and could not put this one down.  The frenzied pace and the increased personal connection for Alton kept me on the edge of my seat.  I appreciated the new characters and the tie into Hood’s other series, the Beth Katz series.  I can see a hint where these two series might be heading.

I love that while I am learning more about both of these characters, I also do not truly know where they come from.  I’m always amazed when the multiple arcs all converge at the end but still leave a thread for the next book in the series.

A great area, great characters, intriguing storylines and an increasing balance of personal and professional time keep me coming back for more.  If you haven’t read this series, this is a great one to jump in and fall in love with this team.

About the author

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.

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