An abandoned building. A dank cellar. And inside it, a cage of bones—with a shocking surprise lurking within. Carver’s new thriller will scare the daylights out of you. Into the house. Down the stairs. Through the dripping dark of the cellar. Someone is there. Someone that shouldn't be there. As a building awaits demolition, a horrifying discovery is made inside the basement: a cage made of human bones—with a terrified, feral child lurking within. Unbeknownst to Detective Inspector Phil Brennan and psychologist Marina Esposito, they have disturbed a killer who has been operating undetected for thirty years. A killer who wants that boy back. But the cage of bones is also a box of secrets—secrets linking Brennan to the madman in their midst. With the death toll rising and the city reeling in terror, Brennan and Marina race to expose a predator more soullessly evil than any they've ever faced—and one who is hiding in plain sight.
This book was very interesting and at times scary, you never know what is coming. I found myself turning page after page eating up what I was reading and yearning for more! From the very beginning of this book I was captivated as to what was in the cellar. I jumped a bit I admit, but boy was it worth it. Although I didn't know the characters as I haven't read any of the previous books in the Marina Esposito series, I was able to pick up immediately because I feel like you could read it alone and not have to worry about the previous ones. Although it probably has more details of Phil and Marina's relationship, I wasn't worried. Now there may have been some more back story on Phil as well, who seems to suffer panic attacks when remembering something about his past. It is in this book however we find out what that past was and the terrible secrets it reveals. There has long been a group called The Elders. Reading this book we find out not only who they are and what they want but what they have been doing over the years. There is murder, mystery, betrayal and horror in this book and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I would rate this book a four out of five.