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Don't Tell A Soul

(Detectives Kane and Alton #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  4,823 ratings  ·  307 reviews
The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps…

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene.

Nothing ever happ
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published October 30th 2017 by Bookouture (first published October 24th 2017)
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Don't Tell a Soul is a fascinating debut mystery by author D.K. Hood. It is set in rural Montana, a sleepy little town where the Sheriff, Jenna Alton, is in the witness protection program. Ironically, her new Deputy is too! Sent to this small town where nothing ever happens for both of them to hide - except now people are going missing and it is up to these two to figure out why.

I actually was conflicted about this review. The story itself was interesting. I read the book in one sitting just to
Sheyla ✎
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
My curiosity has been piqued.

So where do you go when you had plastic surgery and Witness protection has to place you somewhere in the States? Well, you move to Black Rock Falls, Montana of course.

David Kane is the new Deputy Sheriff at Black Rock Falls. The first night he gets there, he's witness to a car accident. A truck has tried to run over a car. To his surprise, he discovers that the victim's car is none other than his new boss, Sheriff Alton.

Sheriff Alton is not what he was expecting. She
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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David Kane needed to take a step back so he applied for a job as deputy sheriff in the small town of Black Rock Falls. Expecting for a more laid back time in his new job with the low crime rate in the small town David never thought the night he arrived he'd witness a car accident that looked an awful lot like a murder attempt. David immediately goes to help the victim but ends up with a gun in his face.

Detective Jenna Alton knew that her new deputy was on due to arrive soon but didn't expect to
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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“I seem to attract crime”. David Kane has been put in the Witness Protection Program and sent to Black Rock Falls, Montana as the new deputy sheriff. Arriving in town, he happens on a car accident when a pickup truck pushes Sheriff Alton’s car off the road.

I like the premise of Kane’s and Alton’s back stories and their backgrounds. I found both characters to be immediately likeable. And in the same way I liked both Kane and Alton, they immediately respect each other’s professionalism as well (e
Eline Van Der Meulen
The first book I read in English. I must say it was a rollercoaster but I really liked this Kane & Alton
characters! It took me much longer to read than normally in Dutch, so for now I go back to reading Undone from Karin Slaughter but in Dutch ;) Later on I'll try another English book to improve my language skills.
Louise Wilson
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to a scene where a body has been found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump. As nothing ever happens in the town of Black Rock Falls, Jenna believes that the victim must be one of two recent missing persons. But is anything ever that easy?

The pace is set fast from the beginning. There are plenty of twist and turns to keep your attention. With dead bodies and attacks on the sheriff, find how they were linked will keep you turning the p
 Li'l Owl
Fast Paced! Gripping! A nerve-wracking crime thriller and riveting debut!

Jenna Alton shot bolt upright in bed and blinked at the light coming through the curtains.
Someone had found her. Three years had passed since giving evidence against underworld Kingpin Victor Carlos. The thug had threatened to kill her during his trial for trafficking in sex slaves. Believing he she would be safe once he was behind bars had been a stupid mistake. The FBI had relocated her to Black Rock Falls. Although her
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2017
Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. It wasn’t bad but I think my dislike of the two main characters played a factor in my overall enjoyment. The sheriff and her new deputy had backgrounds that are similar but both of them are carrying a lot of secrets that I’m sure will come out in future books. The sheriff is being harassed and has a few murder attempts on her but doesn’t know why. The new deputy is trying to figure out why and attempting to solve multiple homicides that are happening in th ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane are both in Black Rock Falls to escape their pasts. They soon become involved in a case that no small town should ever have to deal with. Murder, missing people and more. This is a great, fast paced story that keeps you wanting more. I hope this series continues with these characters. Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for a copy of this book to read and review
Adrian Dooley
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars for this one. Lots of promise. An interesting partnership with plenty of back stories to be fleshed out in future books, this was enjoyable enough, but not without it flaws.

Set in the small town of Black Rock Falls, when a body turns up in a barrel in a rubbish dump, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy David Kane go to investigate. With little or nothing usually happening in the sleepy small American town, Jenna is convinced the victim must be one of two recently reported missing
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Don’t Tell A Soul is the first instalment in a brand-new detective series by D.K. Hood. Set in the small town of Black Rock Falls, you’d think nothing much extraordinary happens there. Which is exactly why David Kane ends up there, for a quiet life. But things don’t turn out that way.

Kane and Alton meet in the most unusual circumstances that I won’t talk about because hello, spoilers. Suffice to say, Kane’s dreams of a restful existence soon bite the dust and it’s one of the best introductions b
Linda Strong
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018

This is a 2-book series, with DON'T TELL A SOUL the first in line. it certainly made me want to read the second one, BRING ME FLOWERS.

David Kane is the new Sheriff's Detective, working for Sheriff Jenna Alton. In the beginning, they are both suspicious of the other ... with good reason. Both of them have secrets hidden in their pasts. Neither of them are who they say they are. It's going to take a lot of effort on both parts to learn to trust each other.

A body is found at the garbage dump ...enc
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love a good serial killer thriller, especially ones based in the USA, so it was an easy yes to taking part in the blog tour for Don’t Tell A Soul by DK Hood. It sounded like something right up my street and I was not disappointed!

When a body is discovered in a barrel at a waste disposal site in Black Rock Falls, it’s up to Detective Jenna Alton and her new Deputy, David Kane to find out who it is and what happened. This is a small town, where nothing ever happens, but there are a couple of mis
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Deputy David Kane and Sheriff Jenna Alton are both trying to hide from the secrets buried in their past and hoping for a quiet, calm life in small town Black Rock Falls.But the quiet is shattered when a body is discovered dumped in a barrel at a garbage dump. With another person missing and Jenna receiving life threats, David and Jenna have to race against time to find a killer who might be closer than they think.

Don’t Tell a Soul by D.K.Hood is the first book in Detective David and Sheriff Jenn
Nov 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dissonance! I don’t often write a single-star review, so when I do, I try to explain to readers what prompted such a bad rating. The sloppiness with which this book appears to have been written merits such an explanation.

I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Written by D. K. Hood, and published by Bookouture, an imprint of StoryFire Ltd., London, U.K. in 2017, the book appears to have a definite British/Australian flavor. Aft
Malina Skrobosinski
"I wonder if you've had plastic surgery like me."

Say what? Why on earth would BOTH the main characters be in a protection program, and have undergone plastic surgery to change their appearance? That's when I started to lose interest, which is sad because it was only about 10% into the book. The book was a bit too flawed for me to really sink into it. It took me much longer than I thought to read this because I just couldn't get into it. I'd read a few chapters and then just get bored and hav
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first instalment in a new series. David Kane is on his way to Black Rock Falls to take up a new job as a detective looking for a quieter life when he sees a car being run off the road by a speeding pickup. The car belongs to none other that Police Chief Jenna Alton who greets him with a gun to face by way of introduction. Once they sort that out it goes a bit better. Strangely both these characters are in some sort of protection program, we don't get many details, that must come in l ...more
Patricia Romero
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-thrillers
This was a fast paced thriller with a tight timeline. Small towns harboring horrific secrets. And some grisly murders.

I had some issues with the main characters. When we first meet Sheriff Jenna Alton, someone has slammed into her cruiser and left her spinning in the snow. When a face shows up at the window she isn't aware the man coming to her rescue is her new Deputy Sheriff Kane.

She is strong, former FBI undercover, a woman who has been given a new identity and plopped down in a tiny Montana
Nov 01, 2017 added it
''Small town. Big crimes. Dark secrets."

In this first of a new series, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her new hire, Deputy David Kane, try to solve what looks like 3 separate cases in the Montana town of Black Rock Falls. Missing persons, a body in a molasses barrel in the dump, and a hit-and-run attempt on Jenna herself. Part police procedural, part chilling thriller, and part suspenseful mystery combine to make this a single-sit read!

When I first started the book, I was immediately concerned about t
Renita D'Silva
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One word - amazing! Loved this book from start to finish! A suspenseful, edgy tale that grips you and doesn't let go until the last page. One of the best crime novels I have had the pleasure of reading. The characters are so vividly drawn that they stay with you long after the book is finished. I cannot wait for the next book in this series! Brilliant, thrilling, unputdownable. Five worthy and wonderful stars. ...more
ReadAlongWithSue [Catching-Up]
I was eager to start a new series.
This authors books I’ve read before so I settled down to start.

The plot is exceedingly written well, however I did guess beforehand but still enjoyed reading until the end.

There were a few things in here that didn’t logically compute in my brain.

I thought and thought, just who was the grown up here at times. Jenna seemed a bit immature.
And then some other thoughts regarding the young folk in the bars.

On the whole it was an ok read.
I’m hoping the series gets st
Elaine Tomasso
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Don't Tell a Soul, the first in the Montana based Detectives Kane and Alton series of police procedurals.

David Kane, not his real name, has just arrived in Black Rock Falls to start his new job when he sees a car run off the road. Rushing to help the trapped woman pulls a gun on him before the misunderstanding is cleared up and she identifies herself as Sheriff Jenna Alton, not her real name, his new boss. David busies himself
Judy Collins
Review to follow.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to say, I love this cover. It totally encapsulates the premise of the story; it’s winter in Montana and the town we’re heading to is predominantly surrounding by farmland. So what better an image to have than a snow covered farm building. And this story is dark just like the cover’s backdrop.

I felt cold reading this. I am not a fan of venturing out in the snow – I’m a sun loving, warmth loving human so spending 344 pages in an extremely snowy Montana hunting a stalker and a killer chilled
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ugh! I really really wanted to like this book! It had a great story line with people going missing in a small town and two supposedly strong main characters, but the wheels got wobbly quickly for me and fell off by the end. David Kane is the new deputy sheriff but he is also a former special forces guy whose death was faked and is now hiding out. Jenna Alton is the sheriff, formerly in some type of law enforcement, and now an FBI relocated witness after testifying in a sex trafficking case. Both ...more
Donna Maguire

Ooooh this book was good!!  After seeing the cover and reading the blurb I knew it was definitely going to be a book that was right up my street - and I wasn't wrong!!

I thought that the book was set at an excellent pace and it kept me engaged from the beginning - I really enjoyed the plot, there was plenty of suspense and it holds you right to the end.  The characters were great and their interaction was on of the things that made the book so good for me. 
Nov 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I read this much later after I read the others in the series. It was wonderful to see the author come a long way to bring the series to be one of the most interesting police procedural. I was happy that I didn't read this at the beginning. I might have not continued with the series. ...more
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I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review.

Title:Don't Tell A Soul(Detectives Kane and Alton Book #1)

Author:D.K. Hood

Page Count: 277 Pages

Publication Date: 10/30/2017

Synopsis: David Kane just arrived in to start his new job on the force when he sees a car wrecked on the side of the road. He rushes to help the woman that is stuck in the car and surprisingly she pulls a gun out on him because of a misunderstanding. Then the two realize t
Livia Sbarbaro
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dark and Stunning...Secrets... Madness ...and Murder..

Black Rock Falls , a sleepy quiet town ..Ice cold in winter..a place where not much happens...until the day a body is found in a barrel on a landfill.. David Kane the new deputy is handsome extremely bright ..has moved here for a new start..Detective Jenna Alton has a good team but Kane sees things in a different way..Two people are missing but who is in the barrel..No one is speaking ..Kane believes Jenna to be in danger...Although Jenna wi
Deanna Walker
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced copy.

This is my first book of this author, I really like her writing style. I enjoyed reading a good mystery book to read.

I love how Jenna and Kane are working together as a detectives and find the killers. I keep guessing who are the killers, they got me right in the end of the book!!

Can't wait to read the next series soon..
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