Friday, May 19, 2017

Triple Six by Erica Spindler

Author: Erica Spindler
Publisher: Erica Spindler
Date of publication: November 2016

The countdown continues . . . 

Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris are back in TRIPLE SIX, their second adventure in Erica Spindler’s supernatural thriller series The Lightkeepers. 

It's been three months since that night - the night that Micki almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than Zach is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to. 

A string of brutal home invasions are rocking New Orleans and the families targeted seemingly have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realize something isn't right. There's something . . . familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . . 

Triple Six is the sequel to The Final Seven which I reviewed  last year.   I would say you might want to read the first book before this one in order to really have a handle on what is going in the second book.  The author does do a good job of catching the reader up, but I still think readers would benefit from having the first book under their belt.

This story takes place about 3 months after the events of the first book.  Micki and Zach are working well together and solving cases.  However, Micki isn't convinced that Zach has told her everything about the night that she almost died.  Now an old threat is back and seems to be wrapped up in the current string of home invasions.  I'm not going to talk about the plot too much as there is a lot packed into this and I don't want to give spoilers.

I liked this one sightly more than the first one.  I thought Micki and Zach felt more comfortable with each other as partners.    The one character that just annoyed me to no end was Angel.  She was so whiny and ungrateful here.  She is clearly being duped but is too dumb to see it.  Then she wonders why Micki wants to keep such a close eye on her. She just seemed too naive for an 18YO who had been in foster care and seen more than the average person.  The mystery wasn't too hard to figure out but there were a couple of surprised thrown in.  The ending clearly leaves room for a third book.  I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.  

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