A killer with nothing left to lose…
Afraid or not, Detective Bobbie Gentry has a monster to confront. The pain of losing her family and nearly her life to a criminal's vile hunger is still fresh, but now the landscape is different. Now she's not alone. Now she has Nick Shade to trust.
Nick treats the terror of his past with vengeance. He's dedicated his life to hunting serial killers, and he'd give up his last breath to save Bobbie.
When a string of killings bloodies Savannah's elite society and causes cold cases to resurface, Bobbie is captured in a city more haunted than Nick's inescapable nightmares. And as the murderer strikes close, Nick and Bobbie will need to become even closer if they're going to survive.
A riveting, intense, and gritty thriller that takes you to the deepest, darkest corners of the human mind, and shows you the consequences of no remorse, no guilt, no respect towards anything.
The Coldest Fear is the latest installment of the serial thriller that has blown my mind and scared me witless. The story continues directly from where the last book, No Darker Place, ended and has had me hooked even though I normally don't go for the serial stories. I would recommend reading this amazing series in the order of the books published.
Detective Bobbie Gentry has gone rogue with the hunt for the serial killer. Despite the orders of her superiors, she is following the latest leads, and nothing, not even the threat of losing her job will stop her. Bobbie has faced more than most can even imagine, yet she pushes on. She is smart, capable, and brave. She can see the bigger picture as the law enforcement desperately are searching for clues. She likes to take charge, she knows what she is doing, and she will defend and protect her loved ones to the last breath. I admire her guts, her instinct, her caring heart, and smarts. She is a true heroine, awe inspiring at times, yet she has the vulnerability and humbleness that makes her just one of us.
Her relationship with Nick Shade, her need to keep him safe from the monstrous father, tilts her fragile balance. Nick is trying to keep his distance from her to keep her safe, yet the pull to be close is too strong, unavoidable, and passionate. This is by no means a 'romance story' even though Nick and Bobbie and the connection between them is in the focus of the tale. The Coldest Fear is an enthralling thriller filled with suspense with a secondary element of romance in it.
The cases investigated are increasing, the amount of deceased are escalating, there's obvious connection to the crimes, but the solid evidence is missing. Who can they trust, who has tempered the evidence in the past and in the present, what is the missing link, and where is the last child still missing after all these years, will any of them survive the constant attacks, will the families affected by the tragedies have healing or will their disintegrate?
This story kept me on my toes and glued to the tale, it was impossible to put down since the constant twists in the plot peeked the intensity anew. The author's voice, the effortlessly flowing tale, the fervor of the characters as they are seeking for answers, the tension seeping from each scene, from every page, made this story potent and notable. A highly recommended series for all suspense and thriller readers!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me