Special Agent Bella Jordan is assigned to investigate a series of murders in West Texas that are linked to the Spider Rock Treasure. Since she spent the first fifteen years of her life in this area, FBI authorities believe she can get the job done. What they don’t know is that one of their prime suspects—a man who’s been on their wanted list for years—is deeply connected to Bella’s past.
The other prime suspect is Carr Sullivan, the man who owns the ranch where the murders occurred. Carr was once one of the wealthiest businessmen in Dallas and has a shady past a mile long. But it appears he’s turned his life around. Can Bella trust him, or is he just trying to cover his tracks?
As Bella probes deeper into the case, threats on her own life convince her the killer is someone she knows. But it soon becomes clear he’s not working alone, and she’ll need to face the past she’s tried so desperately to forget in order to solve the case and prevent more murders.
This book is actually part of a series, but could even be read as a standalone book. I love mysteries and when an author takes a piece of real history and intertwines it with their fictional work, it just makes it that much better.
I love to read and often will read a book in a matter of a day or two if it grabs my attention. While I did like this book, it wasn’t one that I couldn’t put down. It seemed to drag on slowly and I often found myself wondering when we were going to get to the next scene. I did like the story though and the mystery within. You never knew who to believe or even who the main character could trust.
I don’t know that I would recommend this book to my friends, but if you like fictional mysteries with a bit of real history in them, and you don’t mind it dragging on at times, then check out this book. You just might like it.
*I received a copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers, but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed here are my own.*