The Dancing Girls by M.M. Chouinard
Series: Detective Jo Fournier #1
Thank to NetGalley and publisher Bookuture for the ebook ARC of The Dancing Girls by M.M. Chouinard in exchange for an honest review.
The light in her wide brown eyes dimmed as she drew her last breath.She might have been beautiful lying there on the floor, if it wasn’t for the purple marks on her neck and the angry red line where her wedding band used to be…
When Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a hotel in the picture-perfect town of Oakkhurst, a newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier is thrown into a disturbing case.Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posing like a ballerina?
Jo wants to know why Jeanine’s husband is so controlling about money, and where her wedding ring is but before she and her team can get close to the truth, another woman is found strangled in a hotel room, arms placed gracefully above her head like a dancer.
While digging through old case files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But the FBI won’t take Jo seriously.
Just as Jo is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that make her question whether these small-town women were hiding big lies. Jo thinks this is the missing link between the victims, but she knows the killer is moments away from selecting his next victim. Will it lead her to the most twisted killer of her career in time, or will another innocent life be lost?
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and highly recommend reading it.
This book was a very disturbing read at parts with very graphic details. The author made everything seem so very real and you got to know each character very well. It was well written and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.