Knopf Doubleday|July 16, 2013|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-385-53554-0
New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns with another action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O’Dell who is on the hunt for a “truck stop” serial killer.
Tired travelers and weary truckers have stopped at rest areas on the nation’s highways for decades to refuel, grab a bite to eat, and maybe get some shut-eye, but one man’s rest stop is another’s hunting ground. For decades the defenseless, the weary, and the stranded have disappeared along the highways and byways, vanishing without a trace, but these seemingly unconnected incidents are no coincidence, and a madman stalks the freeways.
When FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again.
As the body count rises and Maggie races against the clock to unmask the monster who’s terrorizing the nation’s highways, she turns to a former foe for help since he seems to know just what the killer’s next move will be. As she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie is the ultimate target.
Maggie O’Dell has gotten herself into quite the pickle this time around. She and Tully think they’re dealing with a serial killer killing random women and men along the truckers way. But the killers ultimate prize that he’s really after is our own dear, Maggie O’Dell.
When the serial killer leaves a map for Maggie to follow she ends up in a forested area that just seems a tad bit too dark and secluded. Will Maggie make it out alive and is this the end of our precious Maggie O’Dell series??
Stranded was a fast-paced read and I read it in one sitting. I was dragged in and towed along until I’d turned the very last page. What a rollercoaster of a ride folks, don’t miss it.