My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Time taken to read - 2 days
Pages - 400
Publisher - Penguin
Source - Bought
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The new pulse-pounding latest instalment in the outstanding Darby McCormick series.
'One of the best thriller writers working today'
WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES? ONLY TIME WILL TELL...
Forensic investigator Darby McCormick queues to enter Boston Police Headquarters on a freezing winter morning. Lured back to her hometown to help solve a cold case, Darby won't get far inside the station - and this will be no ordinary homecoming...
Because someone suddenly takes a woman hostage and a stand-off ensues. The man has explosives strapped to himself and other bombs hidden around the city, rigged to explode - every three hours - until he gets what he wants.
Working desperately against the clock, Darby realizes she is trapped between a kidnapper who would kill to expose the truth and people who would let others die to hide their lies...
The book kicks off pretty quick, Darby is back and headed into the Boston police department (headquarters) to help with an old case. She ends up in the middle of a hostage situation, threats of a bomb going off around the city, every three hours if the demands are not met. Darby gets backs up almost immediately but seems to have the ear of the hostage taker and is determined not to lose any more lives. The bad guy wants the previous mayor to come to the station with a tv crew and until he does the clock is counting.
Darby is a great character, I am a huge fan. she doesn't let past grudges go, she is loyal to those close to her and she always tries to do what she thinks is right. Some shady shady behaviour comes to light, secrets, dodgy past darkness and Darby is the the thick of everything.
These books are always pacey, shocks, surprises and when you think you got something down the author pulls the rug out from under you. I love to be kept on my toes and Mooney does that, again! 4 stars for me this time, I already have the others on the mountain just waiting to be plucked. Also, short chapters guys so if you are struggling a bit with reading just now, Mooney is perfect to pick up!
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