FBI victim specialist Kyle Andrews is heading to snowy Montana to prove to himself, and others, that he can handle the duties of his dream jobto become a special agent. Assigned to a multiple homicide case on federal land in Flathead National Park along with Special Agent Lewis Edwards, Kyle arrives in Kalispell, Montana, the scene of three gruesome murders. Someoneor somethingis on the loose on Shadow Mountain.
It is not long before Andrews meets Carrie Daniels, a grieving reporter who is attempting to solve the mystery behind her grandparents murder in their lakeside cabin. While Kyle helps Carrie deal with her heartache, both quickly realize that nothing is as it seems. Legends of monsters persist and begin to spread throughout the tiny town, and the bizarre and brutal murders continue. Someone is hiding a secret so toxic that they are willing to kill to protect it.
In this gripping thriller, Kyle and Carrie must embark on an arduous trek into the depths of the forest to uncover the mystery behind the murders. But only time will tell if they will survive long enough to find the answers that have the potential to change their lives forever.
Horton easily conjures up creeps in this modern-day horror novel that will be of particular interest to fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child s popular Pendergast series. Kyle Andrews works as a victim specialist for the FBI in Seattle, serving as a liaison to bereaved families and providing grief counseling. Andrews gets a chance to prove himself worthy of becoming an actual special agent when he s dispatched to Montana to assist with the investigation of multiple murders. Before long, evidence emerges that the killer is a what rather than a who. Despite some clich d elements, Horton maintains suspense, even as he cuts from the mayhem in the mountains to the mysterious activity of a government-sanctioned assassin. The novel s ending may disappoint some readers, but the author s imagination and effective prose serve him well throughout.
I really enjoyed this book. I normally wouldn’t have picked this for myself, but received it as a gift. Glad I did! Kept me interested till the very last page. Great characters. Can’t wait to read Horton’s next one.
Worth the read
Excellent read!!!! Kept you on your toes!!! Plenty of plot twists and enjoyable characters
I liked how the book started, it was intriguing. I lost interest when fabricated monsters, blood and gore were introduced. I didn't finish reading the book.