The fifth book in Stacy Green‘s Nikki Hunt series, The Trapped Ones sees Special Agent Nikki Hunt called to a homicide at a farmhouse surrounded by thick, dark woodland. A mother and father have been stabbed, their son is fighting for his life, and a young woman’s body is lying near the front door, her wrists bound. Nikki has never seen such a complex scene, but despite recovering from her own painful loss, she will do whatever it takes to bring this killer to justice.
“She was beautiful: shiny blond hair, crystal blue eyes and the widest smile Nikki had ever seen. She thought back to what she had seen in the ground, the dirt that caked the white bones. All that remained of her now was the silver locket that was still around her neck…”
The fourth book in the Nikki Hunt series and set to be released on 1st December, The Girl In The Ground by Stacy Green sees Special Agent Nikki Hunt called to the scene of a body found buried in the ground. Nikki knows instantly that the girl was murdered, but she is shocked when her boyfriend, Rory immediately recognizes her from the locket that remains. The victim was his childhood sweetheart, Becky, and he was the last person to see her before she went missing twenty-four years ago. When another girl goes missing, can Nikki unearth the truth and protect the man she loves? And will she find the missing girl in time to save her life?
“She has spent her whole life protecting the ones she loves, but to find this killer Nikki might have to risk everything…”
Published earlier this week, Lost Angels by Stacy Green is the third book in her Nikki Hunt series which sees Special Agent Nikki Hunt called to the Boundary Waters near Stillwater, Minnesota, where the body of a young woman has been found frozen beside a remote lake. This time, Nikki is devastated to see that the victim is her childhood friend Annmarie, and she recognizes the velvet ribbon tied in her hair as the hallmark of a serial killer who she has been hunting for years.
Desperate for justice, Nikki throws herself into the case. But she is shaken by what she finds at Annmarie’s home: a photo of Nikki’s mother that no one has ever seen. Has the murderer at large been in Nikki’s life since she was a child? Nikki soon realizes that the key to unlocking this case is in her own family, but digging up the past could put her own daughter in danger.
“She didn’t see the patch of black ice until it was too late. The car started to spin, and as it veered off into the deep ditch and the mounds of snow beside the road, she saw him. The little boy frozen in the ice.”
The second book in Stacy Green‘s Nikki Hunt series, One Perfect Grave sees Special Agent Nikki Hunt investigate a new cast when the remains of two bodies are found in an open grave along a desolate highway in Stillwater, Minnesota. And she knows exactly who they are. The bright blue jacket lying on the frozen earth belongs to Kellan Rhodes, the missing boy she’s desperately been trying to find for the last two days. The other body is his mother Dana, who had been Nikki’s lead suspect. Although the wounds on Dana’s body suggest she murdered her son and took her own life, Nikki finds evidence that suggests she was a victim too. Dana was desperately trying to regain custody of Kellan, and Nikki finds boot prints at the scene that belong to someone else. When another child is reported missing, local journalist Caitlin Newport claims the cases are linked: Zach Reeves was taken away from his own mother in a custody battle, just like Kellan was. Caitlin once helped Nikki find out the truth about her own parents’ murders, but her desire for a story nearly cost Nikki her life. Now, Nikki must decide if she can trust Caitlin again, before time runs out to find the killer and bring Zach home alive.
“In the remote forests of Stillwater, you can scream for days and no one will hear you.”
The first book in Stacy Green‘s Nikki Hunt series, The Girls In The Snow follows Special Agent Nikki Hunt who returns to her hometown of Stillwater, Minnesota for the first time in twenty years, when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow. Nikki is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide them and thought they’d never be found. But when Nikki arrives at the Sheriff’s office, she’s confronted by protesters eager to see the man in prison for the murder of her parents freed. With new evidence that could clear his name, Mark has appealed his conviction. His brother, Rory, begs Nikki to take a look at what they’ve found. Nikki knows she must focus on the killer at large, but Rory makes her wonder if she put her trust in the right people all those years ago. Are Madison and Kaylee’s deaths connected to her parents’ murders? And can she face up to her past before another life is taken?