Image of Nowhere Safe (Rafferty Family)


Image of Nowhere Safe (Rafferty Family)

The familiar characters of the Laurelton Police Department, most prominently detective September Rafferty, are back in Bush’s latest novel. A master at the craft of suspense, Bush doesn’t disappoint with an intricate plot and a diabolical villain at its center. Add to that steady pacing, expert storytelling and a strong heroine, and what you get is an irresistible thrill ride that only Bush can create.

Detective September “Nine” Rafferty is back at work after an injury to her shoulder when a case she is working on yields another victim. Suspected sexual predators are being targeted and murdered in brutal ways, and her stepbrother Stefan Harmak is that latest victim. Now Nine trails a killer who is as calculating and cold as they come. As she tries to predict who the next victim will be, the case becomes even more personal, raising the stakes. (ZEBRA, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates