In Nowhere Safe by Nancy Bush, September "Nine" is back on the job after an injury sustained in the line of duty. With her partner still on leave, and the department short staffed, September is immediately back in the thick of things.
When her former stepbrother is attacked and left bound to a flagpole with a sign around his neck, the crime is uncannily similar to another case September worked on. But on that case, the victim died. September and her colleagues at first can find no link between the two victims until slowly the pieces start to fall into place. They think they've unravelled the why...but by who? And how are the victims being chosen?
At the same time the next victim is being stalked women are going missing...is it all somehow connected? In a race against time, September and her colleagues must investigate all possibilities, even when things are becoming more and more personal. Can they catch a killer before the killer strikes again?
While September is hard at work desperately trying to solve the crimes, she is also moving forward with her relationship with Jake. She is nervous about it ... Jake comes with a past she's not always too sure he's over. When Jake's past collides with their future though, they both might find out what's real and what's important.
Nancy Bush gives us another great read with Nowhere Safe. I would highly recommend reading the other books in this series so that you have a better understanding of the characters and the past and present events. Some of September's background is easier to understand if you read the other books.
I thought Nowhere Safe was a fantastic, fast moving, captivating suspense. Nancy manages to write an intricately woven plot, and I loved the subplots that added character and depth to Nowhere Safe. September is a strong, independent woman. She is confident in her job, but less so in her personal life. Jake seems like a good guy, he obviously loves September and wants nothing more than to be with her. He's having a little trouble letting go of guilt around his previous relationship though, and I think he's going to have to get over this! I loved how he and September were so honest with each other.
The romance of Jake and September did take a bit of a backseat to the mystery September has to unravel so if you're expecting pure romance and all that comes with it you might be disappointed. I did love Nowhere Safe, I found myself quickly immersed in the story wondering what would happen next!
5/5 stars :)