When a bus full of high schoolers go missing and the first one turns up dead in a ritualistic killing, Agent Sayer from the FBI is called in to crack the case. Quickly the case becomes more and more complicated as they fight to find the other missing students before they too are killed. Sayer uses some unlikely advisors, including a psychopath from a research project, to help her figure out who the killer is and where they might strike again.
I liked the fast pace of this one. Sayer wasn’t anything special compared to some of the crack detectives we’ve come to know and love; Lucas Davenport, Alex Delaware and Alex Cross I’m looking at you. That said this is the third book in a series where I didn’t read the first two. The killer and their motives was really interesting, I enjoyed learning about the <redacted… that’s a spoiler> methodolgy that drove the murders. There was also a pretty big twist in the middle in this one that I didn’t see coming which changes the whole story and a fun last page jaw dropped as well. Also, if you’re a DC fan, there is a bit of a fun guessing game about where each new victim might end up.
Apologies to the author and Minotaur Books for how long this sat in my Netgalley queue, I’m desperately trying to get caught up on all my backlog. All opinions above are my own.
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