Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 384 pages
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 4th book in The Naturals series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI’s Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother’s murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful—and dangerous—than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.
The bodies begin piling up, the deaths hit closer and closer to home, and it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren’t just hunting serial killers.
They’re being hunted themselves.”
This is the fourth book in The Naturals series by Barnes. This was a wonderful conclusion to this awesome thriller YA series. I really loved this series and am sad to see it end. There are spoliers ahead for those who haven’t read earlier books in the series.
This is the book where everything comes together. Cassie finds out her mother is actually alive and caught up in a dangerous cult of powerful conspirators. The clock is ticking as more and more murders happen to fulfill this cult’s required ritual.
I loved how the team really came together. We find out a lot more about Michael’s past. Of course we also find out a lot more about Cassie’s past and her mom and sister.
This story is masterfully woven with a ton of clever plot twists. The characters have incredible depth and are a lot of fun to read about. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and was an very engaging read.
Overall this was a spectacular conclusion to this intense YA thriller series. I really loved this series. The plot is intricate and well done, the characters have a lot of depth, and the writing style is easy to read and engaging. I would definitely recommend to fans of YA thrillers.