I read this book in a single sitting and am still shocked at the enormous twists Blake Pierce has put into this book. I love Zoe, this character is absolutely unique. She has a talent (or perhaps a curse)- she sees numbers and patterns everywhere. While it helps her as an FBI agent, it tortures her and keeps her apart from other people. When she meets someone she instantly knows how tall they are, what they weigh, the symmetry of their face, their shoe size, every little thing about them.When she walks into a room she knows exactly how many magazines are on the table, how many bottles, glasses there are in a cupboard- the numbers haunt her. Her childhood haunts her, with an abusive mother who tried to beat the numbers out of her. It has taken a therapist to help her control it so she can start to live a more normal life and Zoe is beginning to have friends and even starting a relationship with John.
Then she and her partner Shelley need to travel back to Zoe's home town area for a case. She confronts her family and then concentrates on solving a series of horrific murders of young women.
There are huge twists in the book- one of which had me so emotionally shocked, I had to stop reading for a few minutes just to pull myself together. I read the rest as fast as I could. It is not a real spoiler to say Zoe solves the case, but at tremendous personal cost, and not without another incredible twist.
This is a book that will stay with you for a long time.
Fans of this series will be unhappy to know the next book won't be out for six months. But it will be worth waiting for. Thank you Blake Pierce for an incredible book that shocked the hell out of me!