The young girl pushes against the backseat of the family sedan, fighting to free herself from the crude ties restricting her hands and feet. As the car speeds towards the edge of town, she looks back at her family home, and watches in horror as it is suddenly engulfed in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns towards the driver and hears only laughter. She knows that the worst is yet to come...
Detective Jenna Alton surveys the charred remains of the large suburban home, stopping to pause at the three lifeless bodies of the Woods family. Jenna knows she’s looking for a serial killer, but her priority is finding the missing teenage daughter last seen on the night of the inferno.
Days later, Sophie Wood’s body is discovered floating in a shallow pool of crystal-clear water—known locally as Dead Man’s Drop—but Jenna still doesn’t know who would target the quiet family in such a brutal attack.
Delving into the family’s past, she makes a shocking discovery—a link between the killer and someone connected to her deputy David Kane. If Jenna is right and the killer is back and seeking revenge, then she must act fast to keep her deputy safe.
When another girl is taken, Jenna and David follow the trail into a network of underground caves on the outskirts of town. With little time before the killer claims his next victim, they race into the pitch-black tunnels, unsure whether they have just walked into the killer’s trap. Can they find the girl in time and escape the caves without the killer chasing them down?
If you like pulse-racing thrillers from Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this gripping new book from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
What readers are saying about Promises in the Dark:
“Wow. What a fabulous read. D.K. has knocked it out of the park with this one. It was dark, dangerous, tense and thrilling. I read it in one sitting.” Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
“TRIPLE WOW!!!… Amazing, fabulous and in my opinion the best one yet.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Fast-paced and full of action, just as I would expect from this author!… Filled to the brim with action and suspense, this book will have you reading into the early hours!!” Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
“This was spectacular and I just didn’t want it to end.” Sean’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
“Oh my goodness!… I binged on this brilliant book and didn’t stop until the last breath-taking paragraph… Treat yourself and enjoy every terrifying twist and turn as you race through this exhilarating, mind blowing book!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“I was really looking forward to reading Promises in the Dark and boy was it worth waiting for… Darker, grittier and more thrilling.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“An amazing author… This one was gut gripping from the start… Absolutely brilliant!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow is all I can say… Seriously speechless and excited for the next book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“It quickly picks up with a BOOM, well several of them… A fantastic read with twists that will keep you up past bedtime.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“D.K. Hood has outdone herself this time, giving us one of the most disturbing serial killers in recent memory.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Kept me on the edge-of-my-seat and many heart-pounding moments throughout.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Darker and grittier, this is one of the best of the series!… The conclusion to this book is perfect.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A great twist at the beginning and a very tense ending.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
This was a great read, grim in some places but it moved smoothly. DK Hood has become one of my favorite authors and I was disappointed when the story ended. I’ve read all of the books in the series and have to admit it felt rushed at the end, but she keeps her characters interesting. Her storyline is always interesting, I’m looking forward to her next book. I’d recommend this author to anyone who enjoys personal storylines interwoven with compelling criminal cases.
Each of these books are a great read. I really like these characters. This entry brought a storyline that began in the first book to a satisfying close. I am now hopeful that a new storyline will catch fire and keep us going for 10 more books.
Top Notch Series!
I have loved every book in this series and only wish there were more! Fast paced action, unending excitement, believable characters, witty dialogue,nail biting drama and everything you want in a high crime thriller! Even the dogs are smarter than your average K-9’s!