Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Description from the publishers through Netgalley
Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn’t come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family’s violent end.
But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers. When the woman turns up murdered the next day—her children missing—Arlo becomes the primary suspect in exactly the same type of crime he is trying desperately to forget.
Haunted by the fate of his family, and with the police questioning the existence of the dead woman’s children, Arlo decides it’s his duty to find them. The question is, just how deep will he have to sink into the dusty secrets of Piedra Springs to save them and clear his name?
My Review (May Contain Spoilers):
This synopsis sounded so intriguing to me. I love a good suspense novel and this was a decent one. I was surprised at some of the situations it involved though. I can tell you that this novel could be a trigger for anyone that finds cults, child pornography and abuse, domestic violence, financial fraud and kidnapping and murders as triggers. This was an intense and very involved story. I wasn’t too sure about it when I first started reading it but I did get sucked in quickly.
Although Arlo is a rough and tough guy, you can see the tender-hearted side of him in this story. I was with him every step of the way cheering him on. Although some of the situations were unnerving and made me so angry, I enjoyed this novel. I received this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publishers though Netgalley.
I gave this book 4 crowns.