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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author Mike Omer comes the first in a new series full of the psychological twists and police procedural turns that his fans have come to know and love.

Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. Nothing fazes her anymore.

That all changes when she gets a call from Eden Fletcher, a fellow survivor of the infamous Wilcox cult. The two haven’t spoken since the night of a tragic, fiery massacre, when their paths diverged. But now Eden needs Abby’s help: someone has kidnapped her son and is demanding a $5 million ransom. As Abby throws herself into the case, she can’t help but wonder why the kidnapper has targeted Eden. But Eden refuses to talk. She’s silent about the relics of their shared past hanging on her walls. About the kidnapper’s possible motives. About what’s happened in the years since she and Abby parted ways.

As the truth closes in, Abby realizes that her past may not be as far behind as she thought…and it’s come home to collect.

©2021 by Michael Omer. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Cyndee Rhoades
  • 2021-04-03

Amazing, As Always!

Excellent writing, as usual. I immediately got sucked in to the story, and it was over in no time, it left me wanting more! I can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Charmby
  • 2021-04-14

Can't wait for the sequel!

This one was hard to out down. Mike Omer just keeps getting better! I enjoyed his Bentley series but this book is next level. It was funny and sad and suspenseful. The narration was spot on. The dialog and description was great.

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  • Ginger B Gause
  • 2021-04-06

Ending sucked

The book was well written and very thrilling up until the end. Then stopped on a cliff hanger. Unless there's a sequel it was a waste of time.



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  • Kathy Pruitt
  • 2021-04-19

Oh the books that leave you hanging...

Loved the book and it did give a ending but then a cliff hanger of sorts. Very good interesting book.

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  • Dr Dina
  • 2021-04-14

Disappointed

I should explain because as usual the suspense was taut and the psychopath was fascinating and terrifying. Mike Omer is still my favourite. But while Jesse Vilinsky and Fajir Al-Kaisi gave incredible performances, her voice sounded too young for the main character, Abby, and Fajir had a noticeable accent that didn’t vie with the characters. Also missing was the brilliant humor that usually fills Omer’s works and the fun and fascinating secondary characters. It’s worth a listen but definitely not a storyline I’m interested in pursuing in future books.

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  • Amanda Gerber
  • 2021-04-14

terrible

this is God awful I couldn't even get out of the second chapter it was terrible it was just. Awful don't do it it's a freaking mistake I've never given a book this little of her review this was a terrible book and I actually love his Zoe Bentley series it is actually one of my top five favorite series ever but this book was awful

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  • Tabbi
  • 2021-04-12

Great book but wrong narrator

I really enjoyed this book, the story was great. The female narrator, however, was wrong for this book. She sounds like a teenager and it was distracting throughout the entire book. The narration was not bad, just seemed wrong for this role.