David Kane needed to take a step back so he applied for a job as deputy sheriff in the small town of Black Rock Falls. Expecting for a more laid back time in his new job with the low crime rate in the small town David never thought the night he arrived he’d witness a car accident that looked an awful lot like a murder attempt. David immediately goes to help the victim but ends up with a gun in his face.
Detective Jenna Alton knew that her new deputy was on due to arrive soon but didn’t expect to meet him late at night climbing out of her wrecked police cruiser. Jenna had gone to the small town to hide from her own past which she worries might be catching up to her. Jenna tries to put aside her doubts with her new deputy and puts him in charge of finding out who ran her off the road but the pair quickly end up with another case when a body is found in a barrel at the garbage dump looking as if it might be a missing person leaving them to wonder if the crimes are connected.
Don’t Tell A Soul by D.K. Hood is the first book in the new Detectives Kane and Alton crime thriller series. This opening book in the new series introduces readers to a pair of detectives that have their own pasts they are hiding from. Both are tough as nails and determined to find out who is behind the crimes in the small town while they navigate the waters of their own new working relationship.
I started off this book really liking both of the main characters in the story and I still look forward to getting to know them more in future books. I did however find that Jenna’s character seemed to contradict her own qualities later in the read so hopefully that gets worked out to where she’s the strong lead she should be.
I also liked that the author seemed to pay attention to the details of police work when it came to investigating the various crimes in the story. Often times the forensic side of a crime scene is forgotten about in police investigating but this story kept those details along with a darker edge with some twists and turns to keep the pages turning. A solid series opener that I’d recommend checking out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.