A Deeper Grave: A Thriller

A Deeper Grave: A Thriller

by Debra Webb

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When the hunter becomes the hunted…

Serial-killer hunter Nick Shade built his legendary career chasing monsters—sadistic criminals with a gruesome thirst for death. When he rescued Montgomery detective Bobbie Gentry from horrific captivity and helped her reclaim her life, he didn't intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer haunts him, and reuniting with Bobbie is his best chance at neutralizing the threat.

Bobbie can't forget the nightmares of her trauma—or the man who saved her. Working with Nick to outmaneuver the person behind a deadly vendetta feeds her hope that there's more to her world than ghosts and destruction. Maybe joining Nick's search for a killer is about gratitude. Maybe it's nothing more than cold revenge. But the only way they can protect themselves is to trust each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319931
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Series: Shades of Death Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

DEBRA WEBB is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 130 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra's love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com or write to her at PO Box 176, Madison, AL 35758.

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A Deeper Grave: A Thriller 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
MaureenD525 More than 1 year ago
WOWZA! I tried to read this as slowly as I could. BUT holy cow do I love this series. AND I never thought I could love a series by Debra Webb more than Faces of Evil but hot diggity dog...THIS. This series is epic. Bobbi is damaged and so strong and dedicated. And Nick...another damaged character that believes he's not worthy. And together they are unbeatable and combustible. There chemistry is off the charts. And it looks like they are going to be in the race of their lives. I can't wait for the next book in this series. If you like dark, twisted and epic! You MUST READ this series! Debra Webb keeps getting better and better!
BelindaC43 More than 1 year ago
This book takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. From the first page til you end the book you do not want to put it down. Nick Shade is back to help out Bobbie Gentry again. There are 2 than 3 dead bodies around with two than three woman missing. The search keeps leading them to one man and to a church in Alabama..Also Nick's dad slips out of a hospital and kills again, the person the helped him. He is on the run..Nick ends up doing something he didn't want to do..there is LOTS of intrigue and mystery in this book. I was floored and stunned when the killer was revealed..I am still shaking my head in disbelief. If you have read the first book you have to read this one too...The ending leaves you hanging with bated breath for the next book in the series to come out!!
cjr1 More than 1 year ago
This book is horrifically scary and terrifyingly eerie! Det. Bobbie Gentry is now working quite a few murders, apparently committed by not one but, two or more, copycat serial killers. The more she and her crew work to clear possible suspects, the more of them pop up. Her newest friend and, at times, confidant, Nick Shade, shows up to help with the investigation, especially after he finds out that his father, a prolific serial killer, has asked for a jail visit with Bobbie to tell her that she and Nick will be the final victims. The farther I got into this book, the more confused I became as to who the real killer or killers actually were. I read this book in one sitting because I simply could not stop! Ms. Webb continues to blow my mind with this series.
Nanna51 More than 1 year ago
The second series in Debra Webb' s Bobbie Gentry and Nick Shade saga is not to be missed. The murderer is relentless and won't stop until he kills everyone close to Bobbie and then Bobbie herself. You will not be able to put this book down until you find out who is pulling the strings of the killer on the outside of the prison and why. Did I say prison? Oh, yeah? Nick's father is in the middle of the whole thing and it is not pretty what he plans for his son and for Bobbie. The police and FBI cannot find and stop the killing spree, but Bobbie and Nick are determined to. Hold on to your seats and keep the lights on...you will need them! And you will anxiously wait for the third book coming out in August. Nick and Bobbie...and multiple killers. A thriller, a chiller and a love story that you just have to read to believe!
janeeyre01 More than 1 year ago
Very dark, psychological thriller. Intense on the edge of your seat.graphic really good!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping describes the whole series! Along with horrific acts, heartbreak and redemption. In this book, I add betrayal to the mix. A must read! Next book, please!
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
A book to keep you engaged. I was hooked from the start and could not put this book down. The suspense is intense, the storyline riveting. An excellent book, and I highly recommend it!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! With this continuation of her Shades of Death series, Debra Webb gathers us near and takes us along for the ride as we wind up knee deep in a nasty serial killer investigation again. Emotions are raw, the murder scenes are gruesome and no one is safe! Montgomery, AL detective Bobbie Gentry has been through so much in the last year, and thanks to Nick Shade rescuing her and giving her a little peace again, she has been able to heal somewhat from her trauma. She will never forget ... she will never forgive ... but she feels a little more free than she has since this whole nightmare started. Just as she starts to relax a little, a new demon starts to haunt the town. Nick Shade has his own past that he's running away from, but he now lives and breathes the completion of hunting down and helping capture serial killers. When he hears that Bobbie is in the middle of something again, it doesn't take him long to arrive in town and reach out to her. Neither one of them can deny the connection that grew between them during their time together ... and the healing she's done since then is just making it even more comfortable between them this time. Will their combined force be enough to stop yet another killer before he starts taking out people they care about ... including each other??
DebMarie More than 1 year ago
I think I'm going to run out of good things to say about anything and everything Debra Webb gives us to read. However, this next adventure in the series is well worth the time spend reading. Bobbie and Nick reunite under troubling circumstances that can do nothing but bring them closer together. A serial killer is yet again after Bobbie, but is also after Nick for much different reasons. Bobbie's journey of healing is progressing well, while Nick tries to outlive his past. As always Debra answers some of our questions and sparks even more questions. Again, the only disappointment I felt was turning the last page and having to wait for the next book. EXCELLENT JOB DEBRA WEBB ! ☆☆☆☆☆
BookJunkie29 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy from NetGalley for my honest opinion.This is the second installment of the Shades of Death series by this author. It's been six months since Bobby Gentry, a detective in the Montgomery Police Department, put an end to any more stories by the infamous Storyteller serial killer. She's still struggling with the deaths of her beloved husband, son, partner, and missing Nick Shade. In the book, Bobbie has a young new partner that transferred to The MPD. Their first murder together is a horrific murder of a husband and wife. Their young son is eventually found but their daughter remains missing. The murders start piling up and they realize they have another sadistic serial killer on their hands. Bobby gets summoned to visit Nick Shade's father in prison. His father being one of the worst serial killers in history. He claims Nick is the target this time. After all this time with no word, Nick finally shows up. Can Bobbie keep Nick alive or is this all a smoke screen for some other nefarious killer? Read this book. It is amazing. Debra Webb is my favorite suspense writer. No one can do twisted quite like she can. If I could add more stars I would. Make sure you have the time to read the entire book in one setting because, trust me, once you start, you can't stop. Another winner by Debra Webb!!!
sarah53121 More than 1 year ago
Thank you Debra Webb and NetGalley for the ARC of A Deeper Grace by Debra Webb that I read and reviewed. This was the second book in the Shades of Death Series and it picks up two months after the first book. Bobbie is dealing with life better after the death of her husband and son and she is living life again. In this book she comes face to face with another serial killer that will test her skills as a police officer and bring Nick Shade the serial killer hunter who saved her and made her feel again back into her life. This book was excellent. I love the chemistry between Bobbie and Nick and I could read books with them in them all day long. The story line in this book was very interesting and even though I was pretty sure who I knew the killer was half through the book I did not want it to be my suspect so I kept second guessing myself until the end. This book had it all. Gruesome murders, tear jerking moments, hot romance, a great plot and a perfect set-up for the next book. I am really not sure what more you could ask for. Webb outdid herself in this book. I am giving A Deeper Grave five out of five stars.
SOMDReigel More than 1 year ago
Debra Webb is one of those authors who always delivers a suspenseful thriller. Her books are very addicting and hard to put down. A Deeper Grave has Detective Bobbie Gentry finding hope again, to have a life, if not a normal life. She is Nick Shades weakness and he returns to Montgomery and Bobbie when she is faced with copycat murderer who is trying to get his attention. The fact that she has gained Nicks attention intrigues Nicks serial killer father. In this series, I have a sense of a buildup of a powerful finale. A well plotted story, fantastic lead characters as well as a variety of secondary characters tie it all together. The first 2 books in this series are The Blackest Crimson (prequel) and No Darker Place (book 1). This is a series that should be read in order
Linda-Hankins More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Shades of Death series that includes Det. Bobbi Gentry and Nick Shade. It is another page turner as you try to figure out where the killer is going to strike next and how it involves a serial killer that is locked up in a maximum security prison. I love the series and the way the story shows the weakness and strength of the characters a definite must read.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A frightfully grim and horrendously ghastly story that made me want to double check the locks, and sleep with the lights on, because the terror, the fear, the morbid images, they seep into your mind with each scene passing while you read, and the presence of evil is palpable and true. The Shades of Death is getting darker and more twisted and sinister with each installment to the series. This story with its grisly plot twists and unmerciful manipulations by the criminal masterminds is fascinating in the oddest way. Like I was spellbound I kept turning the pages because I needed to know that there is good left in the world, that there is salvation from the savage serial killers who enjoy their work, that they will be captured, that there is justice left and it will win. Obviously, this story is not for the faint at heart. it had my stomach turning several times. It is just as gory as it sounds. But for the thriller lovers, this masterpiece is a must read. The author captures the goodness, the light of a human nature in the same breath as she shows the rotting murkiness of the vile a person is capable of. The balance and the boundaries between the good and the evil are not as apparent or as clear as one might think. The trust for the honesty and integrity is put to the test. Nick Shade and Bobbie Gentry are brought together again and are the target for the manipulations. The connection between them is tangible and obvious, yet due to the circumstances fragile and frail. There is no denial that they are important to each other, that they deeply care for each other, but as that seems to be the weapon that is used against them, and used as a reason to kill innocents, it is obvious the delicate ties that bind them needs to be severed. "They were two damaged people frantically tempting survive without suffering further injury" A brilliantly told intense story that captured my mind, took my breath away, and my mind into a darkness I didn't want to knowledge existed. It is as ferocious and cruel as it is brutal and savage. The author boldly makes the law as vulnerable to be victims as the civilians, no one safe, not one person involved is left intact and secure. As the story ends we are left to wait for a next installment to see if there is redemption, if there is salvation, if the good will win. My hope is, this wait is not too long... ~ Five Spoons
JWReinhold More than 1 year ago
Talk about breath taking....how about edge of your seat....spine tingling...there are really not enough words to describe this book or this series...it will truly blow you away! Nick Shade and Detective Bobbie Gentry are reunited as Nick is lured back to Montgomery to help Bobbie stop a copycat killer that is painting death around the city in images that can only be found in the darkest of nightmares. But there is more going on here than meets the eye and Bobbie is determined to keep Nick from being the final target! This book is so well written with suspense building as you turn each page and characters that come alive with each clock ticking minute! This book makes me want to shout from the rooftops about how good it is. If you like a thriller then you really have to read this book....and this series! Mind blowing good!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Two people want revenge. Detective Bobbie Gentry wants the man who killed her husband and young son and who kept her captive for several weeks. She was raped and tortured before being saved by Nick Shade. Nick Shade is a hunter of serial killers. How own father was a serial killer who dispatched may men and women over the years. He was eventually caught .. nailed by his own son. The father now resides behind bars and will remain so for the rest of his life. Nick is scared of becoming the same kind of monster that resembles his father. He hunts serial killers, exposes their secret life and turns them over to the police. Bobbie and Nick became close following her trauma, but then Nick disappeared. Out of the blue, the FBI calls Bobbie ... Nick's father wants to see her. He has information about Nick. What she is told when she consents is that there is a large group of like-minded serial killers who want Nick dead. Meanwhile, bodies are falling all around Bobbie. One family is slaughtered .. the teenage daughter abducted. Another woman goes missing ..and then a third. These are copy cat crimes reminiscent of Nick's father. And the killings get closer to Bobbie. And as expected, Nick shows up. Both of them become embroiled in solving these crimes and keeping Nick safe ... putting them both in life-threatening peril. The first 2 books in this series are The Blackest Crimson and No Darker Place. I highly recommend reading these books in order. There are cliff hangers involved. Debra Webb is one of my favorite authors. She writes terrific Romantic Suspense ... light on the romance, heavy on the mystery, crime, suspense. And with this book, she has surpassed my expectations. The characters are believable, and situations are highly suspenseful. I'm waiting patiently for the 3rd book in this series. Many thanks to Debra Webb, Harlequin (US & Canada), Netgalley for the digital copy of A DEEPER GRAVE. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
gmfuhlman More than 1 year ago
This book, start right off with two murders and an abduction of a young women. If you haven’t read this series you really need to. A little back story, In the Blackest Crimson and No Darker Place, we meet Bobbie Gentry, who is a police detective with the Montgomery Police Department. Bobbie was working on a case, that would turn her world upside down. After seeing the horrific death of her husbands and finding out that her son is also gone. With everything that has happen to Bobbie, she now a change person forever. Nothing will ever be the same for her. It is as if the nightmares will never end. Fast forward she is back on the job after about six-month leave. Bobbie is still trying to recover from the murder of her husband and son. Bobbie, is also dealing with the mental and physical emotion of what has happen in her life. She is now working on a case were the mother and father have been murder, and their teenage daughter has been abducted. The killer doesn’t know that their son is still alive because he was supposed to be spending the night at a friend house. But he decided to hide in the attic. In the meantime, there are more women that will become missing. Bobbie, starts to think that this case feels very familiar as if these crimes are like Nick father. But there is just one problem Nick father is in prison, but Bobbie really believe that they’re dealing with a copycat series killer. But the more that Bobbie, works this case she is feeling that there are more than just one killer. Nick shade, is someone whom she has started a friendship with. Whom she has started to put her trust in him. It is funny how Nick Shade, always show up at the right time. Nick has found out that his father, whom is a serial killer had requested that Bobbie, visit him in jail. His father wanted Bobbie, to know that Nick and she are going to become victim very soon. You will have to get the book yourself to find out what happens, and who is doing the killing. Debra Webb, has a gift of telling her stories. Sometimes she takes you on a never-ending ride. Because this story has so many twist and turn, that it leaves you in such a very confusing state of mind. Debra, has a way of writing that you can’t put the book down until the very last page. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the next book.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
The latest Debra Webb novel, A Deeper Grave, is not for the faint of heart. The suspense builds from the last novel and continues to grow and almost borders on horror. Webb clearly has an endgame with this series and it isn’t going to be easy getting there. Webb shows no mercy for established and new characters alike; this has been a hallmark of this series so far. I’m definitely hooked and can’t wait to see where the next book takes us. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.