My Rating: 4 Stars
Publication Date: 8/2/2016
Length: 230 pages
Women are turning up dead on a lone stretch of highway in Delaware. Some go missing for an inexplicable length of time, while others are turning up dead, their bodies left out for display in bizarre and mysterious ways. When a pattern is discovered, it becomes clear to the FBI that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt—luring girls in devious schemes—and that he won’t stop killing, ever.
The FBI, desperate to crack the case, urges Special Agent Riley Paige to take it on. But the brilliant Riley, still reeling from past cases, has finally found peace in her home life, and is determined to help her daughter April get back on her feet. Yet when the murders become too disturbing, too urgent—and when her former partner Bill implores her—Riley finally realizes she can’t say no.
Riley’s hunt leads her deep into the unsettling world of hitchhikers, of drifters, of women that no one else cares for. When she discovers that several women are being kept alive and that there is still time to save them, she realizes she will stop at nothing, obsessing over the case and driving herself to the brink. Yet Riley realizes her own life is falling apart, and her own fragile psyche can barely handle the strain. In a frantic race against time, she will have to plunge deep into the killer’s mind to save these women—and to save herself—from collapse.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE LURED is book #4 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
I LOVE the Riley Paige Mystery Series! Each book is so creative. I am especially fond of books with serial killers…I know I’m weird lol! Each book in this series has a serial killer…score!
What I like most about this series is that the stories are original. I can definitely say I’ve never read about the type of serial killers he writes about. Very creative! I’m always shocked and cringing!
I also LOVE Special Agent Riley Paige! I love books with a strong female special agent character. She isn’t afraid to stand up for her victims and do what she believes is the best to save them! She will risk her badge to do whats right.
I will have to say that I cannot stand Special Agent in Charge Carl Walder! I wanted to just reach into the book & smack him. I realize he needs to be in the book to cause conflict, but that doesn’t mean I have to like him!
Riley struggles with trying to be a mother & an FBI agent. Each book in the series shows the struggles she & April face. Riley battles this each day..wondering if she is doing the right things for April. I’m looking forward to reading more about their relationship.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller!
You can learn more about Blake Pierce by visiting his website www.blakepierceauthor.com
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