Sara Lunsford's breezy, almost conversational prose deceptively lulls us into a vulnerable state before taking us into some dark and terrifying places. TOOTH AND NAIL is aptly titled, because it's a nail-biter. Recommended.-Grand Master of Horror Award Winner Ray Garton, Author of Live Girls.
"The Vigilante" was my case. He killed killers. Rapists. Drug-dealing scum. All the ugly crumbs that fell through the cracks of willfully blind justice. I spent five years hunting him until I realized I didn't really want to catch him. So I walked away—from the case, from my failure, from my big-city life in Detroit to start over with my husband in Merryn, Kansas.
My devils came with me. Bodies matching his M.O. were found in a cold storage unit wrapped up in macabre tribute—each victim with some tie to me. He won't let me go, won't let me run. There's part of me that doesn't want him to. It's the same part that wonders if his way might be the only way. At least as far as my husband is concerned. I found Jacob's Altoids tin in our fire pit—it was full of human teeth. Trophies from the women he raped. He's a special investigator for the KBI, assigned to the task force that's supposed to be hunting this master predator. He'll never be caught unless someone takes matters into their own hands. When he's sleeping soundly, so trusting next to me in the dark, I tell myself I'm a good cop. I'm no Vigilante.
But I've been wrong before.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
AMAZING! Tooth and Nail by Sara Lunsford is a warped and twisted road that will suck you in and make you question everything. This is a crime drama/psycho thriller that will keep you up at night. Shannon is a terrific detective. In Detroit she solved 6 of 7 serial killer cases. Then she and her husband moved to small town Merryn, Kansas. The problem is the 7th unsolved has followed her and is leaving her gifts. And how good a detective can she be when she finds herself married to a serial rapist, liar and more. This one left me sleeping with the lights on.
Um, wow. This book will take you on a ride from the very first chapter all the way through to the end I could not put it down. You only think you know what's happening a story of a cop chasing a killer who kills scumbags, the vigilante. But everything blurs and right becomes wrong and wrong is right and it's all upside down only to fall into place the way it should. I can't give away too much and it is so hard to write a review of this without giving away spoilers, but this is a must-read. MUST read! I love Sara Lunsford's work and I think this is the very best I have read from her. You can see so much heart and soul poured blood through this ink and wordcrafting. She has surprised me and with all the twists and turns you'll be surprised too.