Release Date-June 29th 2017
Kindle Edition-448 pages
A string of shocking home invasions . . .
The desperate search for the child who holds the secrets to them all . . .
A series of sixes tattooed on a victim’s neck . . .
The countdown continues . . .
Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back. It’s been three months since that night – the night that Micki almost died. Physically, she’s healed but the nightmares remain, and she can’t shake the feeling that more happened that night than Zach is telling her. But why would her partner lie to her? Micki focuses on putting the past behind her and solving the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to.
A string of brutal home invasions are rocking New Orleans, and the families targeted seemingly have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? And why do the victim’s children have such startlingly different accounts of the invasions? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realize these are no ordinary crimes and there’s something terrifyingly familiar at work. Their worst fear has been realized–the dark force they’d fought has returned, more powerful than ever. Suddenly, those Micki loves most are targeted and she has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .
Terrifying and suspenseful, the new novel from Erica Spindler is a masterclass in thriller storytelling – you won’t be able to put it down.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn’t realise If You Dare (The Lightkeepers #2) By Erica Splinder was the second book in this series.
It probably would have been better to read book one first despite this “If You Dare” was very easy to interpret and told the back-story of this series splendidly.
Now You could technically read this as a standalone, but my recommendation would be start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start usually ha ha.
Now after playing some catch up I quickly fell into the story of dark and light bearers and the age old battle of good versus evil.
Erica Spindler has really managed to create a vivid world that was so easy to get absorbed into, immersing myself fully into this other domain.
The book picks up where the previous one leaves us.
we have Our two detectives, Mikki, who has recovered from her injuries but is feeling that a lot is being kept from her, she feels on the outside partially, out in the cold, but not understanding exactly why.
Then there’s her partner Zach who is half/ half lighter but is much more in the picture regarding information sharing and has been ordered to keep stum. keeping his partner in the dark is something he struggles with as well as certain feelings towards Mikki he so shouldn’t be entertaining.
There’s also Angel eighteen and struggling with her independence and Mikki’s set boundaries, A Rebellious teenager in love for the first time with the mysterious Seth who comes with a very creepy but rich uncle.
This whole story is a puzzle with the pieces just waiting to be slotted together and everybody has a part to play in the bigger picture.
There are so many interesting and diverse secondary character’s in this tale as well as the three main players Mikki, Zach and Angel. I love that we get to crawl inside this trios heads seeing different interpretations of events as they unfolded.
All the characters here were fleshed out well and the story just flowed for me effortlessly, keeping my attention throughout.
I found reading If You Dare an enjoyable experience and I would be happy to recommend it to others, my only advice would be Start at book one first before proceeding to the Finish line makes things a whole lot easier overall.
Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an arc of If You Dare, this is my own honest and unbiased opinion.