The wicked hour : a Natalie Lockhart novel / Alice Blanchard.

By: Blanchard, Alice
Material type: TextTextSeries: Natalie Lockhart ; bk. 2Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2020Edition: First editionDescription: 289 pages ; 25 cmISBN: 9781250205735 :; 1250205735Subject(s): Women detectives -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour "Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm."-Associated Press "Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French."-Booklist The day after Burning Lake's notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene-a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There's no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She's not from around here. No one knows who she is. As Natalie retraces the young woman's steps leading up to her death, she uncovers even more horror-a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other-and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago. As Natalie digs deeper to find the killer, old hurts are renewed and dark secrets uncovered. But deep within the mind of the hunter is a darkness Natalie could never have imagined, and as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove unescapable"-- Provided by publisher.
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From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be amongst the ones you know. "Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm." --Associated Press "Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French." --Booklist The day after Burning Lake's notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene--a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There's no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She's not from around here. No one knows who she is.As Natalie retraces the young woman's steps leading up to her death, she uncovers even more horror--a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other--and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago.As Natalie digs deeper to find the killer, old hurts are renewed and dark secrets uncovered. But deep within the mind of the hunter is a darkness Natalie could never have imagined, and as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove unescapable.

"From the award-winning author of Trace of Evil, a detective dealing with the scars must solve a seemingly unconnected string of murders, and face the impossible question of what to do when the killer may be amongst the ones you know, in Alice Blanchard's The Wicked Hour "Readers will welcome a return to Burning Lake with Natalie at the helm."-Associated Press "Lockhart is a relatable new heroine on the police-procedural scene, and one who will appeal to readers of Tana French."-Booklist The day after Burning Lake's notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene-a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There's no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She's not from around here. No one knows who she is. As Natalie retraces the young woman's steps leading up to her death, she uncovers even more horror-a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other-and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago. As Natalie digs deeper to find the killer, old hurts are renewed and dark secrets uncovered. But deep within the mind of the hunter is a darkness Natalie could never have imagined, and as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove unescapable"-- Provided by publisher.

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Kirkus Book Review

Investigating the mysterious death of a talented violinist renews a detective's anxieties about a long-missing friend. When Morgan Chambers' body is found following Halloween night, Detective Natalie Lockhart recognizes the signature red mark on the young woman's neck that shows she'd spent long hours practicing the violin. Morgan had been desperately trying to break into the world of solo violinists, even attempting to break out in a viral moment at Burning Lake's Monster Mash song contest. But Morgan's efforts weren't enough to catapult her to fame, and it's possible that looking into becoming a fiddler in a band rather than a soloist led to some bad choices that left her dead in a dumpster. Or so Natalie speculates as she investigates the case, which reminds her of that of her childhood friend Bella Striver, another talented violinist who disappeared around their high school graduation. Could someone be targeting violinists? It seems possible, especially when another missing girl is linked to Natalie's investigation. The case triggers Natalie's fears, but when she turns to her trusted doctor, Russ Swinton, for help and maybe a change in meds, she realizes that Russ may be mixed up in Morgan's case in ways she never could have imagined. Natalie longs for the support of her longtime friend Luke, but his position as Lt. Pittman has complicated the easy rapport they once had, leaving Natalie to figure out what happened to Morgan on her own. New readers of this series would be advised to catch up with the backstory first. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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