They call it the Heartland Child Murders. Everyone else calls it a nightmare. Locked doors dont stop him. He leaves no trace behind. He only takes little girls. His nickname..... The Iceman.
A deranged serial killer roams wintry rural Nebraska, targeting little girls, with a demented purpose no-one can fathom. FBI Special Agent Emma Kane, a former DC cop considered to be damaged goods,is assigned to babysit burned out profiler Jacob Thorne as they both fly to Nebraska to catch this maniac. Thorne is erratic, abrasive and unpredictably brilliant, but what he and Kane find in the heartland is much more than anyone bargained for, especially when the Iceman challenges them personally,where it hurts most.
The clock is ticking and a little girls life is on the line. Maybe even more than that once they find out what he's really up to.
I stumbled upon this book/author and I'm so glad I did, it gripped me from the first chapter and I didnt want to put it down until I finished.I love the concept of the book, I find profilers interesting and enjoy hearing their thoughts on cases. The profiler in the story is Jacob Thorne, he is moody and says what he thinks without caring what anyone thinks of him, I dont know if the author meant for him to be liked/disliked but I loved his attitude and he was by far my favourite character.
Kane is paired up with Thorne to investigate the child killer case, she is slightly troubled but intelligent and more than a match for Thorne. I enjoyed how the relationship between them developed through the book. She admires the work Thorne has done in the past but she doesnt like his personality (not that being disliked bothers Thorne in the slightest).
Honestly the twist at the very end of this book came out of the blue, and it made me want to pick up the next book straight away. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves crime/mystery novels.
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