A Wolf In The Woods by Nancy Allen
Book 4: Ozarks Mysteries Series
Publisher: Witness Impulse / HarperCollins
Publication Date: eBook - February 20, 2018 / Paperback - April 17, 2018
Format: Paperback - 320 pages
Kindle - 1065 KB
Nook - 891 KB
ISBN: 978-0062438799ASIN: B01EFLYKGY
Genre: Legal Thriller / Mystery / Suspense
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Buy The Series: Ozarks Mysteries Series
Book 1: The Code Of The Hills
Book 2: A Killing At The Creek
Book 3: The Wages Of Sin
Book 4: A Wolf In The Woods
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author/publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
McCown County assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold is prepping an assault case when a girl is found beaten and bloodied at a roadside no-tell motel. Elsie tries to convince the teen to reveal who attacked her, but Mandy is too scared—and stubborn—to cooperate… and then she disappears. Elsie’s positive a predator is targeting the Ozark hills, yet the authorities refuse to believe their small town could be plagued by sex trafficking.
Then middle school student Desiree Wickham goes missing, but only Elsie suspects it could be connected to Mandy’s assault. As she digs deeper into the events leading up to Desiree’s disappearance, she stumbles upon an alarming discovery: local girls are falling prey to a dubious online modeling agency, and never seen again. Elsie shares her concerns with Detective Ashlock and the FBI, but they shut her out.
She takes matters into her own hands and lands an interview with the head of the modeling agency. But when she meets him face-to-face, she discovers the fate of Desiree and Mandy… and becomes his newest captive. Elsie’s desperate to free the girls—and save herself—before the unspeakable happens. And she’s in for the fight of her life.
My Book Review:
In A Wolf In The Woods, the fourth book in the Ozarks Mysteries Series, author Nancy Allen once again draws upon her professional legal experience to weave a riveting legal thriller that captivates the reader's attention from beginning to end. Set in the small town of Barton, Missouri, in the heart of the Ozarks, the reader follows Assistant Prosecutor Elsie Arnold as she aggressively pursues a predator who targets the town's teenage girls with a ruse of an online modeling agency that is really a front for human sex trafficking.
The author transports the reader into the small Ozark town of Barton with its close-knit townspeople and its many dark secrets. Assistant Prosecutor Elsie Arnold views an online modeling agency's website and the selfie of the agent, a dark-haired man with a tattoo on his neck, has alarm bells ringing in her head, that goes into overdrive when she stumbles upon the discovery that local teenage girls are disappearing. When Elsie's boyfriend Detective Bob Ashlock and the FBI dismiss her concerns, Elsie embarks on her own investigation even though danger lurks around the corner, especially when she finds her own life at risk!
A Wolf In The Woods is a fast-paced, multi-layered, gripping, and complex story that has a great mixture of intrigue, romance, violence, suspenseful twists and turns, and enough drama that will leave the reader breathless. The reader is taken on one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride as they follow Elsie on her latest investigation, as she is determined to seek justice in a convincing and brutally honest style where no one is left unscathed.
If you are a fan of legal thrillers, then I would highly recommend reading the Ozarks Mysteries Series!
RATING: 5 STARS
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