Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.
Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…
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It seems to be a theme with girls escaping their small towns and coming back as women when tragedy hits. THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER adds to that theme with Eden being the daughter of the local cult leader. Some of the things that Eden reveals that were done to her was enough to make me shudder.
Ms, Robert has done a great job of ratcheting up the tension right off the bat and then backing off a bit to give the reader some breathing room and time to get to know the characters. And I did enjoy getting to know the guarded Eden and mothering Zach. We even get a chance to meet Eden's partner Vic who I am sure has his own story. I would love to get to know Eden's boss Britton better also though right now he is just a voice on a phone.
I really enjoyed reading THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER and feel that my readers will also. I would steer younger readers away however because some of the cult's practices are fodder for nightmares.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.