The Winter Girls by Roger Stelljes #BookReview #TheWinterGirls #Series #CrimeThriller #NetGalley @RogerStelljes @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookblog

 

Today I am reviewing The Winter Girls by Roger Stelljes. This was released on the 1st of March, published by Bookouture.


Book Blurb

Gazing out the cabin window at the raging blizzard, fear suddenly floods through her as she feels a stranger’s hand clamp across her mouth. No one can hear her stifled screams as she is dragged from the couch by the fire out into the snow.

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Devenish vanishes from her family’s remote vacation cabin in Minnesota, FBI Agent Tori Hunter races along treacherous icy roads to be first on the scene. Savannah’s parents are frantic with worry for their beautiful, carefree girl. Haunted by memories of her own missing sister, Tori vows to do whatever it takes to reunite this family.

When the police uncover that Savannah’s father Jacob was having an affair, they suspect his involvement, but Tori is convinced his despair is genuine. Her close relationship with the chief detective means the team won’t listen, so Tori strikes off alone, persuading Savannah’s distraught best friends to share their secrets. It seems this ‘good girl’ was sneaking out to parties to meet up with a mysterious man…

Then another teenager is snatched from the street, snowy footprints and a discarded hot chocolate cup the last trace of her. The girls are the same age, strikingly pale and blonde. Is a twisted collector stealing them away? And what chance is there that they are being kept alive?

With a deadly snowstorm closing in, Tori battles the elements—and her own team—as she follows the trail to an abandoned cabin by a frozen lake. In the basement are bedrooms filled with clothes for teenage girls. Tori was too late to save her own missing sister twenty years ago, but can she find these girls before they disappear forever?

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Silenced Girls, I didn\’t have to wait long before I was able to sink my teeth into The Winter Girls.

It was great to catch back up with Tori Hunter and learn a bit more about her as she becomes embroiled in a new case. The mystery plays out well and although some parts moved at a slightly slower pace, it did not effect my overall enjoyment of the book.
This is fast becoming a new favourite series of mine and with Roger Stelljes at the helm, you know you are going to get a great read each and every time. I look forward to seeing the direction he takes it next and what he will have in store for Tori Hunter.

Thank you to Roger Stelljes, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Winter Girls, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Buy here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s