When one falls
Crime reporter Mari Alvarez was never able to solve her mother’s murder ten years ago. But when a woman is gunned down on the doorstep of her West Tampa neighborhood, Mari can’t shake the eerie sense of connection.
The others will break
Now there have been two murders in two days. Each crime scene awash with arcane clues—and without a trace of DNA from the killer. And for each victim, a doll. The first is missing an eye. The second is missing a heart. But are these clues leading to the killer…or messages for Mari?
Unless she plays the game...
Caught up in a maelstrom of Old-World superstition, secrets, and ties to her own past, Mari has only one option. Put the puzzle together before someone else dies—even if it destroys her career. But there’s no escaping the hungry spider’s web when it’s been made just for you…
Always felt like I was missing something.
Always felt like I was missing something. Mari is a crime reporter who has arrived back to work after a suspension and is put on a probation of sorts where she is to no longer work on the crime beat in order to stay out of trouble. But her first assignment back, she ends up stumbling upon a dead body – one that mysteriously has ties to her mother’s murder, and thus starts Mari’s plan to defy her boss’s orders and work the story in secret in an attempt to not only find the killer that has turned into a serial killer, but also potentially solve her mother’s murder as well. I enjoyed the plot, but it felt like I was missing something from the beginning of the book, mainly a backstory for Mari and what happened leading up to her suspension as well as her mother’s murder. While both are addressed later in the book, it would’ve helped me as a new reader to get that information at the beginning. I couldn’t believe how the book ended, because it felt like there were a lot of loose ends and things not resolved, so I’m hoping there will be another book to give closure.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.