I loved this book from opening line to closing! Suspense built throughout and the final twist caught me thoroughly off guard, which was awesome! While amnesia normally irritates me in a character, Colleen Coble writes it beautifully, it adds to the narrative and doesn’t slow the pace. I haven’t read the previous three books in the series but had no problem relating to the characters, the town or the story! I do, however, intend to read them now! The murders are brutal and the book has harsh elements that make it more realistic but also darker. The serial killer perspectives are chilling and twisty! The swan thread, highlighted in the title and woven throughout the story, is creepy and clever! A fantastic thriller and highly recommended – 5 out of 5 on the en-JOY-ment scale.
From the back cover:
A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn’t recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn’t even remember her own name. A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray—a woman and child missing, a chilling note. This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seen. The man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abominations. He has already killed five. He will kill again. And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together. Michigan’s rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A deftly woven thriller from the bestselling author of the Rock Harbor novels.
Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson for this advance copy.