Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance.
But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer’s brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?
With her trademark wit, brilliant plotting, and twists that no one will see coming, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will keep readers on the edge of their seats (and looking over their shoulders) as they race through the pages of this thrilling novel.
The Naturals, quite a while ago and, honestly, I am not sure why it took me so long to continue with the series. I love anything that is like Criminal Minds (I feel like that might not be the best thing to say!)
- The gang is back in the action, Cassie, Dean, Michael, Lia and Sloan are all back in the book and ready to solve cases. There are some new characters that help shape and change the story from the last book.
- I don't normally enjoy love triangles, but I think that between the childhood backgrounds, the skills and the current situation, the tepid romances between Dean, Michael and Cassie work well in the book.
- Once the action got rolling, it really read quickly. I think that the case in the first book was more absorbing than this one, but it was still a good read.
- I really enjoyed the ending and the set up for the next book in the series, All In.
- The beginning of the book was really slow for me. We focused on the new FBI agent in the story and some of Dean's past. I just felt like I had to muddle through it more than I expected.