La Crimson Femme
Review: You Can Hide by Rebecca Zanetti
★★★★ #RebeccaZanetti #YouCanHide #NetGalley
What is going on here? This series gives me the same feel as the TV Series - Hannibal. Special Agent Laurel Snow is pulled back to her hometown as another possible serial killer is on the prowl. What are the odds of a small town having more than 1 serial killer? This adrenaline pumping suspense is complex with multiple plots going on at the same time. I love it.
For those who are squicked out by S.E.X and want the focus to be more on the mystery, this is a good book for you. There is a bit of a romance element between Laurel and Huck. The romance takes a back seat to Laurel trying to figure out why professional women are being targeted. Laurel's half-sister - Abigail is also targeted by the killer which causes Laurel to worry.
What I enjoyed about this story is that it kept me guessing, trying to figure out who did it and why. There are several nice red herrings placed to throw the reader off. I did have some suspicions about halfway through the story and I feel vindicated that my guesses were correct. There is master-level manipulation going on in this story and it is Machiavellian. High-functioning sociopaths are fascinating to me. There appear to be several in this book and some of them are even females which makes it that much more alluring for me.
As Laurel works through this case, she also learns more about Huck. This taciturn man is so stiff-upper-lip that I don't know if we will ever find out everything about his past. His trauma is deep and it is preventing him from functioning with the rest of the world. It does seem as if Laurel is the catalyst to bring him back to the living. It is still a bit iffy. Huck's steadfast need to keep everything bottled up makes it difficult for Laurel to understand him. She is on the spectrum so this makes for awkward interactions. I cringe as they try to work through miscommunications. Still, they do work well together when it is all about the case and crime. Intrapersonal. . . not so much.
This suspense is recommended to romance readers who like it a bit darker and gritty.
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