February 1-28, 2017 Tour
Since her husband’s murder two years earlier, life hasn’t been easy for Elle Harrison. Now, at the start of a new school year, the second grade teacher is determined to move on. She’s selling her house and delving into new experiences―like learning trapeze.
Just before the first day of school, Elle learns that a former student, Ty Evans, has been released from juvenile detention where he served time for killing his abusive father. Within days of his release, Elle’s school principal, who’d tormented Ty as a child, is brutally murdered. So is a teacher at the school. And Ty’s former girlfriend. All the victims have links to Ty.
Ty’s younger brother, Seth, is in Elle’s class. When Seth shows up at school beaten and bruised, Elle reports the abuse, and authorities remove Seth and his older sister, Katie, from their home. Is Ty the abuser?
Ty seeks Elle out, confiding that she’s the only adult he’s ever trusted. She tries to be open-minded, even wonders if he’s been wrongly condemned. But when she’s assaulted in the night, she suspects that Ty is her attacker. Is he a serial killer? Is she his next intended victim?
Before Elle discovers the truth, she’s caught in a deadly trap that challenges her deepest convictions about guilt and innocence, childhood and family. Pushed to her limits, she’s forced to face her fears and apply new skills in a deadly fight to survive.
This is the first book that I have read by this author, but after hearing the enthusiastic recommendation from Wall To Wall Books, I just had to read it. Being the 3rd in the series, it was easily read as a stand alone.
I love books where I am transported into the story, being able to visualize the characters and settings and be unaware of my surroundings when reading. And this book had all that and more.
Elle, a 2nd grade teacher at Logan Elementary, is getting her classroom decorated and ready for the start of school, when she stumbles onto the murder of the Principal. It doesn’t end there, more murders and feelings of being stalked. Then a “hit list” is found and she is the next on the list. Who is the killer and why?
I read this book in 2 sittings, unable to stop turning the pages to see what happens next. The revealing of the killer was shocking. I didn’t see that one coming!!
Like Wall to Wall Books recommended this author to me, I am encouraging you to pick up this book. A very can’t put down read. Thrilling!
Genre: Thriller, Suspsense
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: January 3rd 2017
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 1608091910 (ISBN13: 9781608091911)
Series: Elle Harrison Thriller #3 (Each can be read as a Stand Alone Novel)
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Merry Jones is the author of some twenty critically acclaimed books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been translated into seven languages. Her previous Elle Harrison novels have been THE TROUBLE WITH CHARLIE and ELECTIVE PROCEDURES. Jones lives with her husband in Philadelphia.
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