You Can Hide
reviewed by Cara DiCostanzo
Rebecca Zanetti is amazing. I had the pleasure of reading a book by her a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. You Can Hide is the second in a new series focusing on Laurel Snow, A detective with heterochromia eyes and a genius level IQ.
I wish I had started with the first book as I would have more of the backstory, but this author has a way of grabbing you right from the start. At the very first page, I couldn’t put it down. This series takes place in the northern part of Washington state, which is not the frozen tundra she described it as but it certainly can get cold. This book has it all; gorgeous characters, a slow burn romance, tons of action and a mystery I couldn’t figure out!
A serial killer is on the loose in the Genesis Valley area of Washington State. FBI Agent Laurel Snow and Fish and Wildlife Agent Huck Rivers, who previously worked together in the first book of the series, are called to the scene of a dead, nude, frozen woman in a desolate area. Black dahlias are spread around her and her hands are cut off. Soon after the body is discovered, Laurel receives a call from her half-sister, Abigail Crane, also in the first novel, that she is being threatened, and black dahlias are strewn all over the lawn. Laurel, having just discovered she had a sister in the first book in this series, doesn’t trust Abigail at all. Wherever she shows up, there is trouble. And she also has a keen knack for lying through her teeth. But also refuses to be ignored.
You Can Hide is very fast-paced and is a great FBI profiler and police procedural book. What follows is a great FBI profiler and police procedural book. I loved all the twists and turns and the chemistry between Huck and Laurel. She looks at the world differently that makes me think she is on the spectrum, which only makes the book more interesting. They really work well together, with Huck’s Karelian bear dog, Aeneas. I also enjoyed the interactions between Laurel and Abigail, who seems to be just as smart as Laurel but more conniving and sinister. They are complete opposites of one coin and I expect Abigail will be a key player in this series. She is deliciously evil.
This novel is such a win, as someone put it. There wasn’t a lot that I didn’t like. In fact, it made me want to read the first in the series. The end was of course, not what you suspect. A perfect mixture of dominant characters, a cold and chilling landscape and an intriguing mystery.
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