Title: A Deeper Grave
Author: Debra Webb
Publisher: Mira Books
Publish Date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Mystery – Crime
Series: Shades of Death #2
My Rating: 4/5
When the hunter becomes the hunted…
Serial-killer hunter Nick Shade built his legendary career chasing monsters—sadistic criminals with a gruesome thirst for death. When he rescued Montgomery detective Bobbie Gentry from horrific captivity and helped her reclaim her life, he didn’t intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer haunts him, and reuniting with Bobbie is his best chance at neutralizing the threat.
Bobbie can’t forget the nightmares of her trauma—or the man who saved her. Working with Nick to outmaneuver the person behind a deadly vendetta feeds her hope that there’s more to her world than ghosts and destruction. Maybe joining Nick’s search for a killer is about gratitude. Maybe it’s nothing more than cold revenge. But the only way they can protect themselves is to trust each other.
A detective and a serial-killer hunter are the targets of a copycat killer.
A fast-paced thriller. This book, and I’m guessing the previous book, was a dark and a bit gory of a read. It does deal with serial killers, so a certain amount of death and destruction is expected.
The main characters, Bobbie Gentry and Nick Shade, have tough pasts and are dealing with things in their own ways. Bobbie is a homicide detective learning to cope with her nightmarish losses – her husband and son were murdered, and she was kidnapped and tortured by the killer. Nick’s father was a serial killer, and Nick has dedicated his life to locating other serial killers and turning them in to the authorities.
This is the second book in the Shade of Death series. I haven’t read the first book, and it may have helped understand the characters in this one more if I had read it. Even though this book is part of a series, it was still a good stand alone read. This book does end on a cliffhanger, so there are more books to come.
I won the Kindle version of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.