Eight years ago, five high school students were lost during a competition. Only four of them made it out of the woods, the fifth murdered, her body burned by the psychotic Daniel King who held the kids prisoner, beating them, torturing them. King's belongings are discovered at the edge of a cliff, his body never found. The students move past the tragedy and grow into successful adults in their own right. Then one night, one of the remaining four receives a phone call with the disturbing warning, "You have one hour to live". It would be dismissed as a prank if the man were not found dead, strangled with wire. Then another student gets the phone call...
I don't know how I missed it when this book came out. I have read the other eight Helen Grace novels and have been keeping my eyes open for the ninth! Here it is, and it's a good one. Helen is just so damn badass with her Kawasaki and no nonsense attitude. Her friendship with the very pregnant Charlie is the sweetest combination of respect and loyalty. And despite her ever-growing belly, Charlie is still able to keep up, and she finds answers.
The answer to the mystery is clever and Helen nearly dies about a hundred times trying to solve it. And by the end, she has a new nemesis, and let me tell you, he's slimy, and he has issues.
Really strong addition to the Helen Grace series.