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Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world...until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.
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By Malinda on 04-16-17
Great story and conclusion to the series :D
**This review might be considered spoilerish because I'm going to mention who the bad guy is. He was identified at the end of book #3 so this shouldn't actually be a spoiler but be warned**
This was a great story. I really liked both Daisy and Chris and their story was great and was hard to put down.
Daisy is an agoraphobic woman that can't leave her house. Daisy saw her mother killed in front of her at the age of 16 and since then, for the last 8 years, she's only had her father and Chris for company. Chris has been her best friend and she has interest in more with him but doesn't think he feels the same or would even want someone that can't leave their house without freaking out.
Chris is a deputy with the local police department and has been for a little over 8 years. Chris was the first responder at the robbery in which Daisy's mother was killed and he's always felt like it was his fault. He's had an interest in Daisy for a while but he blamed himself for her mother's death and always thought she must as well and wouldn't want anything more than friendship with him.
Daisy's father works in construction and although he comes home occasionally, he seems to spend most time on jobs out of town. TBH, I didn't like him that much...he seemed selfish and like he'd prefer to avoid Daisy rather than (begrudgingly) being there for her. Other than her father, Daisy only really sees Chris. Daisy gets bored at times and tends to watch the neighborhood outside of her window to see if anything interesting is going on. One night when Daisy can't sleep, she sees a police SUV parked at an empty house across the street and wonders what is going on. She sees someone carrying a tarp-wrapped bundle out of the house and putting it into the SUV and doesn't know what to think. When a boot falls out of the end of the tarp, Daisy is sure it's a body and takes a video on her phone. Unfortunately, it's very dark out and the person can't be identified on the video. Daisy doesn't know what to do so she decides to show Chris in the morning.
At the end of book #3, the killer that's been causing problems in the previous books is IDed as the Sheriff, Rob. Because of this, when Chris goes to Rob with what Daisy saw, Rob shuts it down. Rob also tries to use his position to make Daisy seem delusional and like she's just trying to seek attention by making reports that aren't true. He even makes it difficult for her to get help by having the police dispatch send any calls from her directly to him instead of responding directly. I think having the bad guy be a person in power really made the story more gripping and a bit more stressful because everyone trusts him. Daisy gets the idea that Rob doesn't like her and she's unsure about him but even then, she doesn't even begin to suspect how bad he is! I was constantly wondering what Rob (and his accomplice) had planned for Daisy and it made it difficult to put down the book. When I went to sleep, I dreamed about the story and woke up thinking about it and anxious to start reading it again to see what would happen next.
While Daisy is dealing with the repercussions of seeing what she shouldn't have seen, Chris actually brings Lou, Rory and Ellie (and their significant others) into things and they all become friends with Daisy. Daisy gets pulled into the murder-solving club that Lou and Callum started when Willard Grey was murdered and they start putting together pieces of who could be responsible for the killings and the arsons taking place around their tiny town. Meanwhile, Rob and his accomplice go about finding ways to reduce the danger Daisy poses to them, which gives Chris and Daisy a lot of problems to get through. Thankfully, even with everything that is going on, Daisy and Chris finally make their connection and start the relationship they've both been wanting for a while. After some major drama and danger, the bad guys are caught (finally) and Daisy and Chris get their well deserved HEA together.
I really enjoyed this story a lot...it was very gripping. I really liked Daisy and liked how she handled her situation and all. Chris was a really good hero and I was happy that he finally got a clue and went after Daisy. This was a great story and wrapped up the overlying series storyline very well. I really had a hard time putting it down and would definitely recommend it (but it might be a bit confusing if you haven't read the previous books in the series first). :D
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