There is something about murder mysteries, hiking trails, and new FBI agents that make this a perfect read. I purchased this book on my Kindle a while ago, knowing that it sounded good and hoping that I might someday get around to reading it.
I could not be happier that I picked up this book! It hooked me from the opening pages and kept me engaged all the way throughout the mystery.
Synopsis: (Shortened from Goodreads)
Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.
FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.
This was a very well written murder mystery! Sarah Sutton created suspense within the opening pages and was able to keep that suspense until the very end.
One Last Step is mainly told from the point of view of Tara Mills, the rookie FBI agent on the case. Occasionally the reader is exposed to the mind of the killer and of the victims. Sutton did a really good job of creating different emotions and perspectives to help separate the narratives.
Her descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, although plagued with murder in this book, was beautiful. I wanted to go out and be in the woods. Albeit, without a murderer following me around.
Congratulations on an amazing debut, Sarah Sutton!