"Trace of Evil" is the first installment in the "Natalie Lockhart" series, and I am here for it. Give me a good mystery with some thrill, suspense, and a good crime detective plot line, and I can't put it down.
The plot of the story sounds the same as many crime thrillers do -- a rookie detective, who comes from a line of law enforcement family members, who is out to avenge the death of someone close to her. This novel, however, is more than just the cookie-cutter suspense story.
Natalie Lockhart is bad to the bone. Smart, sassy, and full of her father's wisdom, Natalie is determined to prove herself to the rest of the force. What she encounters while digging up the truth of the Missing Nine, however, is nearly more than she bargained for.
This novel has so much going for it and so many unexpected twists and turns. Loved it!