A brutal winter storm traps residents of a small Adirondack town with two vicious killers. But they didn’t count on Shannon Ames…
FBI Agent Shannon Ames is headed to the north country for some much-needed R&R when a sudden ice storm traps her in the small hamlet of Long Lake, NY. But the storm isn’t her only problem – as she rolls into town she finds a body by the side of the road.
As Shannon begins to investigate, she realises she’s not the only person trapped here – there are two vicious killers stalking the town. And with no way in or out, it’s up to Shannon to stop them before they hurt someone else.
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And so begins a deadly game of cat and mouse with Shannon relentlessly closing in on the two criminals.
But what she doesn’t realise is this little town has secrets that must stay hidden at all costs. And when Shannon gets a little too close to the terrible truth, she goes from hunter to hunted.
And in her moment of greatest danger she finds she has… nowhere to hide.
A roller coaster of a ride is a description bandied about in book reviews, but Nowhere To Hide really is just that. Brilliantly written by one of my favourite authors, the excitement and tension never lets up. This was a very fast read because I needed to keep up the pace. This is not a book you dip in and out of.
I first met Shannon Ames in Book 3 – Sign of Evil – in which she had to pass herself off as a working girl in order to catch a serial killer who is targeting clients of local sex workers. The victims, all male, are either burned alive or beaten to death. Nice.
In Book 4 Nowhere To Hide Shannon is off-duty, just visiting, taking a well-earned break. She certainly needs it after the last case. But as she gets nearer to her destination, an ice storm traps her in a small town and she has nowhere to go. The roads are impassable and she is stuck.
However, that’s just the start of her troubles. There’s a dead body by the side of the road, shot to death, and that’s just the first one. There’s more to come at the local store where young Nick has witnessed another shooting. His girlfriend Chloe is babysitting Mr Sayward’s three young children, when one of the killers – Steve-nice-but-dim (apologies to non-UK readers who won’t get the reference) – worms his way into the house and is holding them there against their will. They don’t realise how dangerous he is, but Shannon does. So much for a holiday. She needs to get to Chloe and those kids before anyone else gets hurt.
But we know from Nick that there were two shooters at the store, so where is the other one? For Shannon, with backup miles away and desperately trying to get through to help her, she is on her own in a race against time, and the weather is against her for the foreseeable future.
This is such an exciting story, where you think you know who the good guys are, but there are plenty of twists and turns and shocks along the way.
Many thanks to the author for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
T.J. Brearton’s books have reached half a million readers around the world and have topped the Amazon charts in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. A graduate of the New York Film Academy in Manhattan, Brearton first worked in film before focusing on novels. His books are visually descriptive with sharp dialogue and underdog heroes. When not writing, Brearton does whatever his wife and three children tell him to do. They live happily in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Yes, there are bears in the Adirondacks. But it’s really quite beautiful when you’re not running for your life.