Separate but united, Aidan and I fight back against our enemies. Aidan’s hunting the person responsible for destroying our lives. The Puppet Master. My mission is to keep my sister and our unborn children alive.
The perfect distraction from my living nightmare comes when I discover a small, off-the-grid, town with a single restaurant. A woman runs in, screaming about another body in the woods. There’s more to this strange place than everyone wearing matching clothes.
Despite the danger it puts me in, I investigate Pepper Gorge; it isn’t on any map. I’ve never turned my back on innocent people before. I refuse to do that now.
With each passing day, more questions arise. Not only about Pepper Gorge, but also about the potential link between my father’s best friend and the Puppet Master. The most important question – What happened the night my parents died? Is it possible their deaths weren’t an accident?
Whitcomb has created a raw, dark, and emotionally disturbing series. It's everything I want in a thriller. I enjoyed book three as it navigated through the shocking ending from book two. I won't say much because of spoilers, but the tension and stakes are high. I also found the subplot of Finley's new investigation intriguing as she dives into the ongoings of a cult in the small town of Pepper Gorge. Betrayals and lies poor off the pages as we finally uncover answers from Finley's past about her capture and her parent's death. I can't wait to read the final book in this series!
I'm convinced that Finley's story is one of the best-written thriller series that exists in contemporary literature. Whitcomb's writing is absolutely delightful. Finley comes to life right off the page. Her quirky sense of shines through at all the right times and her love for her family is what drives her every move (from playing the villian's game to letting Darkness's wings envelope her).