#BeatTheBacklog @netgalley #BookReview for Be Mine forever by @dkhood_author @bookouture

MY RATING – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Grey clouds gather overhead as she runs along the dark road. Not a soul is out in the storm, or so she thinks. As the vehicle pulls up alongside her, she sees a familiar face behind the wheel and thinks she’s safe. Little does she know, she has just herself in unthinkable danger…

When local cheerleader Laurie Turner, goes missing after practice and her bright red pick up truck is found abandoned by the side of a quiet road, Detective Jenna Alton fears the worst.

Visiting Laurie’s family house, Jenna senses the teenagers home life isn’t as perfect as her father would have people believe. Quick to temper and full of hatred towards Laurie’s mother, Dr Turner doesn’t seem to know the first thing about his own daughter, let alone how long she’s been missing for.

With the clock ticking, the whole town takes to the streets to find the missing girl and, after a frantic search, a terrible discovery is made at the bottom of an old mine shaft on the outskirts of town. Laurie’s pale body is totally still and Jenna is sure somebody in the local community is her killer.

When another cheerleader goes missing, Jenna thinks that someone close to the school is picking the teenagers off one by one. As she talks to the other students, it becomes clear that there are plenty of people who’d like to silence the girls forever.

Then her own Deputy David Kane comes to face to face with the murderer, and Jenna has to face to save him. Can she do so before it’s too late? Or will another young life be taken?

This is my first time reading a book in this series, when I requested it from NetGalley I had no idea it was part of a series so was quite nervous to be starting a book so deep into a series.

This did not matter, by the end of the book I still felt completely connected to the characters, glad they were all ok and proud for cracking such a hard case.

This book was exceptionally written, it was quite a slow burner – it didn’t exactly keep me on the edge of my seat but it kept me hooked enough to want to continue to read and I NEEDED to find out who was at the forefront of the killings.

I guessed pretty early on who I thought was behind the killings and was correct, BUT the way the author wrote the book I was constantly in doubt that I was wrong. There were always numerous suspects and was not really given away much as to why they were.

This was a great read and will definitely look into backtracking and reading the rest of the series.

Until next time bookworms…

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