Review: The Girl in the Ground (Nikki Hunt Book 4) by Stacy Green

When construction workers unearth a girl’s skeleton in Stillwater, Minnesota, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is called to the scene by her boyfriend Rory. Nikki knows instantly that the girl was murdered, but she is shocked when Rory immediately recognizes her. The victim was his childhood sweetheart, Becky, and he was the last person to see her before she went missing twenty-four years ago.

With the love of her life now a potential suspect, Nikki is forced to take a step back from the case. But then her colleague Liam finds lies in Rory’s statement – it appears that Becky may have been carrying Rory’s child when she was killed. Despite this, Nikki still thinks he could be innocent, and knows she must find the real killer herself if Rory stands any chance of walking free.

When Nikki finds a potential link to two pregnant girls who were found murdered years before it’s clear that this is the most twisted killer that she has ever faced. And then another girl goes missing from Stillwater. Can Nikki unearth the truth and protect the man she loves? And will she find the missing girl in time to save her life?

Review

I really like the Agent Nikki Hunt series. It has so far proven to be quite well written, captivating with solid characters. In this case, Nikki is investigating what at first appears to be a cold case. Skeletal remains were found at a construction site. What’s worse, they were found by Nikki’s boyfriend, Rory and he knew the victim. I was immediately drawn to the case and wondered how it would affect Nikki especially as her previous case was quite personal too.

This was a multi-layered case with a number of connections. We have buried skeletal remains from different years in the past and missing girls at the present time. I was curious to find out the connection between the different cases and this had me invested in the story until the final page.

This was yet another stellar addition to the series. Although the investigation was still at the forefront, this was more of an emotional read due to the nature of the crimes and the victims. Nonetheless, it was beautifully written and captivating. I can’t wait for the next book.

6 Comments

  1. Great review Diana. This one sounds quite twisty with two cases that may or may not overlap. I always find it interesting when someone the main detective knows, or in this case is involved with, is a suspect.

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