on January 1st 1970
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When she was seventeen years old, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer who had broken into the home where she was babysitting. She kept hearing noises in the house and chalked them up to her “nerves” and viewing too many horror films. Then a ghost (Dylan- the family’s dead son)appeared and told her to get out of the house. She grabs Noah, the toddler she is babysitting, and runs out of the house and up to officer Price who saves their lives.
Years later she is drawn into a police investigation when the killer uses her name as one of the clues in a note left for police. A killer (or killers) known as the Undertaker has been kidnapping women and burying them alive, leaving notes with clues as to where their victims might be buried. She comes back in contact with Griffin Price who was the police officer who saved her when she was Seventeen years old.
Special Agent Griffin Price left the Boston police department to work with the Krewe of Hunters, FBI’s special unit of paranormal investigators. He has been seeing ghosts all of his life. He also saw the ghost of Dylan the night he saved Vickie and the child she was babysitting from a serial killer. He has always felt a bond to Vickie after that night and knows that somehow everything is all related to what brought them together years ago.
As women keep getting taken, Vickie helps Griffin and his partner attempt to find the missing women in time to save their lives while trying to learn the identity of the killer or killers. Vickie has vast knowledge of Boston and with her insights they are able to find some victims before they suffocate. She begins to have “dreams” of an angel who gives her clues. Dylan is also around to help whenever he can. All together they are on a hunt for the killers and it is clear that the killers are also on the hunt- for who? Vickie?
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast read with great pacing. I love putting on my detective hat and trying to figure out the identity of the killer/killers. I did think I had things figured out. I thought I knew without a doubt who one of the killers was -and I was WRONG! I kinda like when that happens. I like that there were a few plot twists and turns. Some aha moments.
This book had a lot of things going for it: there is the paranormal element, a romance element, a mystery, suspense and a lot of history of Boston. The Author really did her research. I lived in the Boston area for years and I learned some more about Boston’s history in this book! I liked how the Author blended all of the above elements – nothing was ever over the top. I think that fans of various genres can enjoy this book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.