This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. OMG what a book! Not only did we have the murderer of the two girls to hunt down we also had the mystery of what really happened to Nikki's parents. This book had everything. It had suspense and mystery. It had the edge of your seat, heart-pounding moments. Moments that you do not see a way out of.
Nikki Hunt was an easy character to root for. She has been through hell and now she's not even sure if she remembers things correctly. Is she remembering what happened or what she was told happened? I really gelt for her throughout this book. She was a 16-year-old girl when her parents were murdered and she trusted the people who should have protected her. They should have done the right thing.
This book is extremely well written. It truly captivated me. I just could not put it down. It's gritty and brutal but it was also addictive! This is the first book by Stacy that I have read but it will not be the last. I honestly cannot wait for more books in this series!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and letting me take part in this tour. I love a good crime novel and this one is right up there with the greats.
Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone…
In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found.
Though Nikki hasn’t been home in twenty years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town.
Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater.
Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken?
Gripping and spine-chilling, The Girls in the Snow will make you gasp, unable to put it down until the final heart-pounding twist. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Robert Dugoni.