Detective Jane Harper, from San Francisco expects sinister murders back there, but not in Hope's Peak, North Carolina. The author gives you vivid images of the murders, such as a young woman found with a crown of vines on her head, like a princess. Once you get that image in your mind, you can't let go. Like a princess, murdered and left in a field. Was the murderer treating his victims as princesses by crowning them or was it a sinister way of saying, you think you're a princess but look at you now. The author gives you the thrill, suspense and edge of your seat tension such of Stephen King. You just can't let this go. You find yourself trying to play detective and figure out these murders.
Just about the time you think you have it figured out the author leads you to nowhere. You wonder what's going on with the police department and the scandal that has a hold on them.
Just when you think it can't be solved, Ida Lane is introduced. She knows about the evil that lurks in the Hope's Peak corn fields. Ida has personal experience with the killer and is afraid she may be next if she helps in the murder.
Could getting Ida to help possibly get them all killed? The author keeps you reading at a steady pace so you can think through the happenings. You wonder what started these murders and what made the murderer start murdering?
Is it possible the murderer is one of Hope's Peak's residents, or is he or she an outsider?
The author gives you so many questions and let's you come up with the possible answers.
If you are a lover of suspense, thrillers, mysteries and detective stories then this book gives you all.
Beyond the shores of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches. He’ll make her a princess like the others…
Detective Jane Harper can’t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field—eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here. Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that’s easier said than done. The police department is in the grips of a wide-reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends. Until they meet Ida Lane.
Ida knows too well the evil that lurks in the cornfields. Tortured by her mother’s murder years before, Ida is paralyzed by the fear that she could be next. As the killer grows bolder, Jane must persuade Ida to use her remarkable gifts to help in the investigation. It’s a decision that brings them closer to the killer…maybe too close.