A Song for the Dead: A totally addictive edge-of-your-seat crime thriller

· Detectives Kane and Alton Book 21 · Bookouture
15 reviews

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As she steps out of the shower and wraps herself in a warm towel, her breath catches. There’s writing scrawled in the condensation on the mirror. I’m going to kill you. She doesn’t even have time to scream…

It’s Halloween when a young woman is reported missing from the small town of Black Rock Falls and Sheriff Jenna Alton and her partner, Deputy David Kane, race to her remote home. But all they find are signs of a struggle and blood on the bathroom floor. Freya Richardson has vanished.

With no leads on Freya’s whereabouts, Jenna hits a wall in the investigation. Then the bodies of three women are discovered buried in a local forest. Each one has been wrapped in a blanket. As Jenna takes in their pretty faces and long blonde hair, her blood runs cold. Freya isn’t here: but each body looks shockingly like her…

Jenna soon links the victims with an unsolved case where the killer attacked blonde-haired women in their homes and buried the bodies. She’s convinced it’s the same murderer, and seeing that he always takes three victims, she realizes that two more women could be in serious danger…

Working around the clock, Jenna’s heart sinks when a beloved friend makes a terrifying call telling her there’s an intruder in her house. Begging her to hide, Jenna and Dave race to the woman’s house. But can they get there in time to stop another innocent life from being taken?


Truly gripping and absolutely unputdownable, fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot will love this novel from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author D.K. Hood.


**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

What readers are saying about A Song for the Dead:

Sends shivers down your spine… It’s a gripping, atmospheric read with lots of scares and frights.” Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

A page-turner, a cannot-put-down story of intrigue, mystery and mayhem.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“I was kept guessing right till the end. A captivating rollercoaster ride!!… I always think I have it figured out and D.K. always manages to surprise me! 10 out of 10 stars!Sip_andread, 5 stars

5 stars for another book that kept me guessing until the end.” B for Bookreview, 5 stars

WOW! Creepy, scary book!… Fabulous.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“This story is a suspenseful, twisty mystery that leaves you clenching all of your muscles and needing to remind yourself to relax and breathe.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“When a new Kane and Alton book comes out, I just have to stop everything and read it. This one was incredibly atmospheric and just really drew you in.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“The crime was shocking and intense, I felt on edge. I didn’t want to put this down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“This book will grab you from the first page… A must-read for me.” NetGalley reviewer

“Full of twists and suspense right to the end.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“Keeps you on the edge of your seat… Unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers guessing until the very end… Thrilling crime fiction.” Goodreads reviewer


“Another well-written, twisted and very creepy read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


A twisty page-turner.” Goodreads reviewer

Gripping… I was hookedOn the edge of my seat.” NetGalley reviewer

“An outstanding read. You do not want to miss.” Tove Reads

Ratings and reviews

15 reviews
January 15, 2024
I love this series and have really become invested in the characters. However...this book gets 4 stars for the following reasons: 1) I find it disingenuous when a publisher states that a book has 340 plus pages and then 60 of those pages are advertising for other books (even if they are by the same author) 2) this book felt rushed. The author seems to just throw bits and pieces about Kane and Jenna's relationshopnwith their newly adopted son. Also, the story line didn't seem as well developed and in-depth as previous books. Will I continue to read this series? Of COURSE!!
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Gillian Dixon
March 28, 2024
Once I start reading these books it takes me a couple of days before I finish, can't put them down. I get so engrossed. brilliant keep it up
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Jo W
May 26, 2024
I am never disappointed with any book written by this author and this storyline was brilliant. I'm already looking forward to starting the next in the series.
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