I have to really hand it to Katee Robert. I've read several books by her and generally I enjoy her as an author. This book, however, is totally different from the other Katee Robert book that I love and it is really good.
The Devil's Daughter is the first book by Robert that I've read that focuses on a mystery/suspense story line and weaves the romance into that story. The book opens up in a way that immediately grips your attention. There are young women being murdered in a small town. When the book opens up you get the gripping last thoughts of one of these young women and things move really fast from there. Eden left the small town and the cult of which her Mother was the leader to join the FBI. When she hears about the murder of the young women in her home town and the way they are being murdered she knows there is some connection between the murders and her mother's cult. As much as Eden doesn't want to she returns to the town to lend her unique experience as an FBI profiler and a former cult member to the investigation of the murders.
Much to her surprise, what Eden finds is a very sexy Sherrif Zach who she remembers from growing up in the town. Zach and Eden forge an uneasy alliance. Zach doesn't know if he can trust Eden and Eden doesn't trust anyone in her hometown. As the book goes on the two learn that they can trust one another and maybe even more. Zach is a compelling character with lots of layers who is trying to handle a super crazy ass small town.
There is so much in this book from the beginning to end. There is an inside view of cults and mind control. You get into the mind of young women who are being hunted. There is lots of stuff about small town dynamics. There is suspense and even some things that are scary. This is one of those books that you just kind of eat up. Your adrenaline will be pumping and you will be itching to find out what comes next.
**ARC provided by Publisher**