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BE CAREFUL A masked robber, a gunshot, an endless nightmare left in its wake. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother. For twenty-five years she’s tried to blunt the trauma with ambition. Yet each year, she shuts down her popular Iowa restaurant to return to her small hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, to grieve. Only this time, her visit BE CAREFUL A masked robber, a gunshot, an endless nightmare left in its wake. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother. For twenty-five years she’s tried to blunt the trauma with ambition. Yet each year, she shuts down her popular Iowa restaurant to return to her small hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, to grieve. Only this time, her visit will be marked by new danger and shocking discoveries about the past—and about her mother. WHAT YOU DIG FOR Why kill her? That’s what scrawled on the picture Pike’s recently deceased sheriff left behind for Wynter. Pulledfrom surveillance tape, it shows the fatal hold-up—and raises unnerving questions. Soon, Wynter is opening a Pandora’s box of dark revelations and suspects. When frightening incidents and threats start coming, it’s clear that Wynter is a target herself. Enemies seem to abound—except for one man . . . YOU JUST MIGHT GET KILLED Game warden Noah Hunter has tried to convince himself that Wynter is just a friend ever since they met in grief counseling as teenagers. But now that she’s in danger, that denial is over. Traveling to her side, he helps Wynter retrace the treacherous steps of her complex mother’s life—before she loses her own. Because someone wants—needs—Wynter gone, forever.


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BE CAREFUL A masked robber, a gunshot, an endless nightmare left in its wake. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother. For twenty-five years she’s tried to blunt the trauma with ambition. Yet each year, she shuts down her popular Iowa restaurant to return to her small hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, to grieve. Only this time, her visit BE CAREFUL A masked robber, a gunshot, an endless nightmare left in its wake. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother. For twenty-five years she’s tried to blunt the trauma with ambition. Yet each year, she shuts down her popular Iowa restaurant to return to her small hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, to grieve. Only this time, her visit will be marked by new danger and shocking discoveries about the past—and about her mother. WHAT YOU DIG FOR Why kill her? That’s what scrawled on the picture Pike’s recently deceased sheriff left behind for Wynter. Pulledfrom surveillance tape, it shows the fatal hold-up—and raises unnerving questions. Soon, Wynter is opening a Pandora’s box of dark revelations and suspects. When frightening incidents and threats start coming, it’s clear that Wynter is a target herself. Enemies seem to abound—except for one man . . . YOU JUST MIGHT GET KILLED Game warden Noah Hunter has tried to convince himself that Wynter is just a friend ever since they met in grief counseling as teenagers. But now that she’s in danger, that denial is over. Traveling to her side, he helps Wynter retrace the treacherous steps of her complex mother’s life—before she loses her own. Because someone wants—needs—Wynter gone, forever.

30 review for Faceless

  1. 5 out of 5

    Madison Warner Fairbanks

    Faceless by Alexandra Ivy Pike, Wisconsin book #2. Contemporary Romantic suspense. Wynter’s mother was killed when Wynter was only four years old. She has visited her mother’s grave annually in the past but this year an old photo of the crime scene opens the cold case and even though it’s 25 years later, new and connected murders are happening all around town. Noah and Wynter find their investigation is stirring up the past in unexpected ways. Suspenseful and compelling. A large body count by the Faceless by Alexandra Ivy Pike, Wisconsin book #2. Contemporary Romantic suspense. Wynter’s mother was killed when Wynter was only four years old. She has visited her mother’s grave annually in the past but this year an old photo of the crime scene opens the cold case and even though it’s 25 years later, new and connected murders are happening all around town. Noah and Wynter find their investigation is stirring up the past in unexpected ways. Suspenseful and compelling. A large body count by the end with a twist you won’t see coming. I look forward to the next book in the series. 🎧 the audiobook was narrated by Hannah Cabell. She did a great job with the suspense and emotion in the narration.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in the romantic suspense Pike, Wisconsin series. The common these in this series is the city of Pike, Wisconsin and each new book of the series features all new characters with ties to the city. This means that each of these books can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. Wynter Moore was only four when her mother was gunned down at while Wynter was asleep in the backseat of their car. Each year Wynter has gone to visit her moth Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in the romantic suspense Pike, Wisconsin series. The common these in this series is the city of Pike, Wisconsin and each new book of the series features all new characters with ties to the city. This means that each of these books can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. Wynter Moore was only four when her mother was gunned down at while Wynter was asleep in the backseat of their car. Each year Wynter has gone to visit her mother’s grave on the anniversary and has continued that tradition even now that she isn’t living in Pike anymore. This year however Wynter runs into a man at the cemetary who is the son of the sheriff who worked Wynter’s mother’s case and he offers Wynter the files his father kept on the shooting. Wynter isn’t sure she even wants to take the man up on his offer but after thinking on it she heads to his home and collects the files. After some investigating Wynter finds that the sheriff had come to the conclusion that her mother’s killing wasn’t as random as it had seemed at the time. When Wynter’s friend, Noah Hunter, who is a game warden in the area finds that she is thinking of digging into the past he insists on helping her. Faceless was a great second installment to this romantic suspense series from Alexandra Ivy. The main couple were both likable and came is as friends first and that of course turns into something more. The mystery of the old cold case became a lot more intense than one would expect when the voice of the killer is interspersed into the story and the danger ramps up during the investigation. I flew right through reading this one and was definitely in a trance when the real culprits are revealed. Will definitely continue on with this series if there are more future installments. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews

    The case of Wynter Moore's mother's murder has a new development twenty-five years later. Wynter, with the help of her friend Noah, is about to discover that all people have secrets, even her closest friends and family. It's been a while since I've read an Alexandra Ivy novel and it feels like coming home. The ebb and flow of her writing feels warm and comfortable even if it's a killer plotline. The path to discovery is a winding and methodical journey that took me completely by surprise. I enjoye The case of Wynter Moore's mother's murder has a new development twenty-five years later. Wynter, with the help of her friend Noah, is about to discover that all people have secrets, even her closest friends and family. It's been a while since I've read an Alexandra Ivy novel and it feels like coming home. The ebb and flow of her writing feels warm and comfortable even if it's a killer plotline. The path to discovery is a winding and methodical journey that took me completely by surprise. I enjoyed every moment of it. ~Tanja *Thank you Kensington Books via Netgalley for the ARC Follow me on Instagram✿Twitter✿Facebook✿Pinterest✿TikTok

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. I like my heroines more of the kickass variety than the damsel in distress type. Wynter (that's not a misspelling) is definitely a damsel in distress, soooo, strike one. I also like my plots without obvious holes. This plot has holes big enough to drive a Mack truck through, soooo, strike two. The tone of supporting characters is bleak and the setting was too, soooo, strike thr Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. I like my heroines more of the kickass variety than the damsel in distress type. Wynter (that's not a misspelling) is definitely a damsel in distress, soooo, strike one. I also like my plots without obvious holes. This plot has holes big enough to drive a Mack truck through, soooo, strike two. The tone of supporting characters is bleak and the setting was too, soooo, strike three. The friends to lovers romance trope is well done, but not exceptional. Both Wynter and Noah suffered tragic loss and I'm not a fan of bonding over that. At least the baddie was hard to spot. Laurel Moore was murdered in front of her four year old daughter, Wynter, twenty-five years ago. Wynter has been haunted by that ever since. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death, Wynter is visiting her grave, as she does each year, and is given new information that throws her her whole concept of her mother and what happened into the dumpster. Now Wynter finds herself being stalked by the Stranger who is cleaning up the loose ends he left behind twenty-five years ago. Hot Game Warden Noah Heller and beautiful restaurateur Wynter Moore met as teens in a grief support group and have been friends since. They both wanted more, but . . . friendship was much more important. Noah is done being Wynter's friend. He wants more and so does she. With a killer after Wynter, Noah will do what ever it takes to keep her safe and bring the murderer to justice.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brianna

    I first saw this book on NetGalley and I immediately thought of one of my favourite books of all time - The Ghostwriter, but passed on asking the publisher for a copy because I wasn't entirely in the mood for a thriller at the time. The next time I was on NetGalley and saw this title again, I thought "hey, why not". Well, I should have just stopped at "why" because this novel was just so.. blah. I mean no offence to the writer because the writing itself was fine, it just dragged on and on with n I first saw this book on NetGalley and I immediately thought of one of my favourite books of all time - The Ghostwriter, but passed on asking the publisher for a copy because I wasn't entirely in the mood for a thriller at the time. The next time I was on NetGalley and saw this title again, I thought "hey, why not". Well, I should have just stopped at "why" because this novel was just so.. blah. I mean no offence to the writer because the writing itself was fine, it just dragged on and on with no real depth. There was even one scene in particular that happened in a bath which I had to re-read it several times, but I still did not understand what I was supposed to be picturing. Anyway, that is besides the point. Faceless by Alexandra Ivy follows our main character Wynter Moore who witnessed her mother being killed when she was just a child. For the past 25 years, she grew up idolizing the mother she never knew. On the 25th anniversary of her mothers death, she discovers new information regarding what happened that night and this soon snowballs into uncovering more questions and eventually more deaths... Wynter and her love interest Noah are supposed to be best friends after getting to know each other in grief counseling as teenagers, however besides the fact that I felt Noah to be sort of clingy, it didn't really feel like they had much real chemistry besides being attracted to each other. Therefore, it made the whole thing feel rather forced and unnecessary. At the time of request, I did not realize this was #2 of the series Pike, Wisconsin, however I do not feel that you would have to have read the first installment to understand what is happening in this novel. From my understanding, the first novel in this series has completely different characters. Overall, just not a great read for me - 3/5 stars. Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book for my honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

    Disclaimer: An eARC was provided by the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Alexandra Ivy gives her readers a second book in a small town romantic s suspense series. You can of course read the first book - Don't LookDon’t Look (Read My Review) but this instalment can be read as a stand-alone. Faceless, is a young woman’s quest to understand the inconsistencies in her own mother’s murder years ag Disclaimer: An eARC was provided by the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Alexandra Ivy gives her readers a second book in a small town romantic s suspense series. You can of course read the first book - Don't LookDon’t Look (Read My Review) but this instalment can be read as a stand-alone. Faceless, is a young woman’s quest to understand the inconsistencies in her own mother’s murder years ago when she was a child. Together with her best friend; and the man that she is quite attracted to, she dives into the journey; that will not just reveal a whole lot of secrets as well as rock the foundation to her own life. Like always, the Author does a really good job of weaving together a mystery that will have the interest of the readers right from the start; however it is the friends to lovers romance that ended up being a little too bland for my taste. Neither of the protagonist’s seemed to be quite in.. sync with each other. They are supposed to be best friends, however there wasn’t any tangible chemistry between them. Read this one, if you love a good mystery; and are actually ambivalent about romance in the plot. For more reviews visit For The Love of Fictional Worlds :) Do come join us at For The Fictional Worlds Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram  | Goodreads  | Amazon |

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Three and a half I enjoyed the previous book Don’t Look so was keen to read this. I am increasingly reading and enjoying more romantic suspense so in theory this should be a good fit for me, plus I’ve enjoyed this authors earlier work so sadly I have to admit to being slightly disappointed. This idea of Wynter discovering that her mother’s murder might have been premeditated was a good one with lots of possibilities. That’s probably what went wrong for this reader because there are so many morally Three and a half I enjoyed the previous book Don’t Look so was keen to read this. I am increasingly reading and enjoying more romantic suspense so in theory this should be a good fit for me, plus I’ve enjoyed this authors earlier work so sadly I have to admit to being slightly disappointed. This idea of Wynter discovering that her mother’s murder might have been premeditated was a good one with lots of possibilities. That’s probably what went wrong for this reader because there are so many morally grey characters/suspects thrown into this. If blunt I guessed who the killer was from their first scene so the numerous red herrings felt like overkill. I will admit the reasoning behind everything was well frankly very distasteful but obviously my lips are sealed. As to the romance it’s I guess what you could describe as a friends to lovers trope but I honestly could not detect any real chemistry which is a little sad. This couple were nice and perhaps some readers might describe them as bland. I think for me it was the truly vile and toxic supporting characters that stood out a lot more. So final words are not my favourite from this author and she certainly has written stories previously that had both surprises and passion. However not every book suits every reader or their mood so I will certainly look out for more by her in the hope that she returns to form. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  8. 4 out of 5

    Diana Brown

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the chance to read an advanced copy of Faceless by Alexandra Ivy. I read the first book in the Pike Wisconsin series, Don't look, and enjoyed it, and enjoyed Faceless as well. While this had a connecting character, the deceased sheriff, you can read Faceless as a stand alone. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother and for years she tried to put it behind her; running a successful restaurant -- although every y Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the chance to read an advanced copy of Faceless by Alexandra Ivy. I read the first book in the Pike Wisconsin series, Don't look, and enjoyed it, and enjoyed Faceless as well. While this had a connecting character, the deceased sheriff, you can read Faceless as a stand alone. Wynter Moore was just four years-old when she witnessed the murder of her mother and for years she tried to put it behind her; running a successful restaurant -- although every year she would close it and visit Pike to grieve for her Mom. This year however will be different. The sheriff left behind an envelope tied to her mother's case; and soon Wynter begin to learn more about her Mother then maybe she wanted... This was a good romantic suspense. I enjoyed the chemistry between Wynter and Noah, who have known each other since they were in therapy group together. I had issues with some of the secondary characters but the plot was good. I look forward to the next book. 31/2 stars rounded up to 4

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sandra R

    I loved this very well written book! It's a suspense/romance and right thoughout we are given glimpses of 'the stranger' watching scenes unfold after he or she has committed yet another murder. Wynter and Noah have been close friends since school and the events that unfold finally throw them together as a couple. The romance was tasteful, steamy in places and you really felt their connection. However, it didn't overshadow the very gripping and interesting back story. Was her mother killed 25 yea I loved this very well written book! It's a suspense/romance and right thoughout we are given glimpses of 'the stranger' watching scenes unfold after he or she has committed yet another murder. Wynter and Noah have been close friends since school and the events that unfold finally throw them together as a couple. The romance was tasteful, steamy in places and you really felt their connection. However, it didn't overshadow the very gripping and interesting back story. Was her mother killed 25 years ago or was she murdered? There are many red herrings re suspicious characters and I really flew to get to the ending to find out what happened and who 'done' it. My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC in return for my opinion. 4.5 stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sandy S

    FACELESS is the second instalment in Alexandra Ivy’s contemporary, adult PIKE WISCONSIN romantic, suspense thriller focusing on the people of Pike, Wisconsin. This is thirty-one year old, conservation officer Noah Heller, and twenty-nine year old, restaurant owner Wynter Moore’s story line. FACELESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Noah and FACELESS is the second instalment in Alexandra Ivy’s contemporary, adult PIKE WISCONSIN romantic, suspense thriller focusing on the people of Pike, Wisconsin. This is thirty-one year old, conservation officer Noah Heller, and twenty-nine year old, restaurant owner Wynter Moore’s story line. FACELESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Noah and Wynter FACELESS focuses on Noah and Wynter’s search for the truth. Approximately twenty-five years earlier Wynter lost her mother to a fatal shooting, a shooting the police blamed on an armed robbery gone bad. Fast forward to present day wherein Wynter comes into possession of a photograph from that fateful day, pulling our heroine into an investigation of her own but with each so-called witness interview, Wynter and Noah would soon discover, murder followed in their wake. What ensues is the search for the truth, and the fall-out as someone does not want their secrets revealed. FACELESS is a Pandora’s box of murder and betrayal, vengeance, secrets and lies; family, relationships, infidelity and trust. As the story line unfolds, the reader is pulled into one family’s not-quite hidden dysfunctional history, a history of which our heroine had not been aware. As Wynter and Noah begin to uncover the secrets of the Pike, Wisconsin, the secrets of the Moore family reveal as complex and sordid past. The premise is intriguing and captivating; the characters are energetic and colorful; the romance is passionate but secondary to the storyline premise. www.thereadingcafe.com

  11. 5 out of 5

    Fabiola Chenet

    Very surprising. I prefered the atmosphere in this book despite the secondary characters.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Read All About It

    A 25 year old murder, secrets, lies and a crazy killer come to light in the mystery suspense. “Secrets never stay buried,” Noah sharply interrupted, his tone equally fierce. “Eventually Pandora’s box would have been opened.” Wynter was four years old when her mother was murdered. 25 years later she finds out her mother wasn’t the person she thought. Noah is helping her look into what really happened. What a shocker. “A man needs a soft place to land at the end of a day,” his dad had said. “Find that A 25 year old murder, secrets, lies and a crazy killer come to light in the mystery suspense. “Secrets never stay buried,” Noah sharply interrupted, his tone equally fierce. “Eventually Pandora’s box would have been opened.” Wynter was four years old when her mother was murdered. 25 years later she finds out her mother wasn’t the person she thought. Noah is helping her look into what really happened. What a shocker. “A man needs a soft place to land at the end of a day,” his dad had said. “Find that soft place. . . .” The romance was more a after thought but still a good story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    OutlawPoet

    I wanted to like this so much more than I did. I didn’t *dislike* it. It was just sort of tepid. The romance is kinda sweet, kinda boring – mostly because we have two rather uninteresting people involved. The mystery is more interesting than the main characters, mostly due to a couple of more charismatic characters playing large roles. I was curious enough to keep reading, but never ever excited. Unfortunately forgettable. *ARC via Net Galley

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    After receiving the ARC for this book, I realized after the fact that it was the second book in a series. Did it make a difference that I hadn't read the first book? I don't think so. I really didn't have any problems reading this as a stand alone. It felt like the author did a fairly good job of introducing the reader to the main MC's and I felt like the requisite information was given out. The main issue I had with this book was that everything that happens seems so very superficial. There doe After receiving the ARC for this book, I realized after the fact that it was the second book in a series. Did it make a difference that I hadn't read the first book? I don't think so. I really didn't have any problems reading this as a stand alone. It felt like the author did a fairly good job of introducing the reader to the main MC's and I felt like the requisite information was given out. The main issue I had with this book was that everything that happens seems so very superficial. There does not seem to be a lot of depth to the story. That issue falls over everything - the characters and the storyline. The story focuses on the female MC Wynter, who was in the car when her mother was shot and killed in a suspected car jacking when Wynter was 4 years old. The story starts out on the date - the 25th anniversary of her mother's death - when she takes her annual trip to visit her mother's grave in a city about 3 hours away from her hometown. Something happens, and that sets everything...a huge chain of events...in motion. While I mentioned that things are superficial, they are also extremely over done. Certain characters are so OBVIOUS. They are done in a way that their actions do not seem natural. There is way too much telling and not the right way of showing. It's as if the author is going out of her way to make sure the reader "gets" it. For example, immediately it is very apparent that there is something going on with the secretary. She looks like she is OBVIOUSLY hiding something when she interacts with Wynter. It is things like that, throughout the entire book, that pull the reader out of the story. The case itself pretty much goes off the deep end. For a small town with virtually no crime and definitely no murders, doesn't anyone think it's odd that suddenly you have people dropping like flies? In addition to that, it also seems as if the author is trying to give the reader a huge choice of suspects. But again, the obviousness of each of these characters seems too easy. There really isn't a character in this entire storyline (with the exception of Noah and Wynter) that has any redeeming value. I did enjoy the relationship between Noah and Wynter. Noah seems like a nice guy and I found myself liking him. Wynter herself was also an okay female character. The two of them together seemed to work fairly well. Other than those two - there wasn't any other character that was even likeable. When there are not any redeemable characters in a book, that can be a problem. The ending and the "big reveal" seemed forced. It wasn't too hard to figure out "who" the bad guy was, but the WAY the story comes out in the end and the details of the "why" were a bit difficult to believe. And the reasons the bad guy gave for having to kill all of the loose ends....hmmm, not so easy to swallow. All in all it was a fairly easy read that does finish with a completed story arc. If this series is going to continue, I'm not sure where the next book is going to be located since so many characters are killed off in this book. Okay, so maybe not EVERYONE is killed.....it just felt like it..... Will I be continuing on with this series? No, I think I'll take a pass and maybe try with another series of hers when possible. I have liked Ms. Ivy in the past, so I am keeping that in mind for the future. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to receive and review this ARC. All the opinions given are mine and mine alone.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Les Romantiques

    Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site Reviewed by Fabiola Review Copy from the Publisher I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Faceless is the second volume in the Pike, Winsconsin romantic suspense series by Alexandra Ivy. The first volume is titled Don’t look (review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ). I preferred this second volume to the first even if all in all the secondary characters are all disconcerting but I won’t Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site Reviewed by Fabiola Review Copy from the Publisher I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Faceless is the second volume in the Pike, Winsconsin romantic suspense series by Alexandra Ivy. The first volume is titled Don’t look (review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ). I preferred this second volume to the first even if all in all the secondary characters are all disconcerting but I won’t say more and let the readers discover what I’m talking about. The story features Wynter Moore and Noah Hunter, who’ve known each other for several years and are very close friends. The novel begins when Wynter goes to Pike to see her mother’s grave. The latter was killed by an armed robber some 25 years earlier at a gas station. Wynter, then 5 years old, was in the car. Every year since 16 years, she comes to pay tribute to her mother. Usually, she closes her restaurant for a few days, visits the grave then comes back home to Iowa. However, at the cemetery, she meets Kir, the son of the sheriff who investigated at the time and who’s died since then. Just for information, it’s the hero of the series’ first volume. Kir gives an envelope to Wynter in which are his father’s notes made during his investigation. One annotation by the sheriff makes the heroine wondering, and, disturbed, Wynter decides to stay in Pike. The hero and the heroine met during sessions at the psychologist; Wynter because of her mother’s murder and Noah because of his parents’ death in a car accident caused by a reckless driver. The latter knows Wynter’s habits and when he doesn’t see her come back home, he goes to Pike to check if everything is all right. When he understands what’s worrying her, he offers to interrogate the gas station’s employee. But when they go and see her, they realize she doesn’t tell the truth and a few hours later, she dies. That’s how the suspense begins. The heroes are going from one discovery to another on all fronts, especially the personality of all the people involved in Wynter or her mother’s lives, and till the end big surprises are in store for the reader. The suspense is very well done even if there’s not much action. What’s more, we have several other points of view in the book including the murderer and the future victims, and it helps to understand the motivations of everyone before the heroes do. As for the romance, let’s say it’s a calm evolution. We feel an attraction that has existed for years between Wynter and Noah, to which they never yield because they were too young. The risk of dying will bring them to reconsider their priorities and their future. Of course, this kind of relationship will not appeal to everyone, especially those who like conflicts, but that suits me. The romance and the suspense are well balanced in the book and I’m not disappointed by one or the other. The seedy atmosphere I noticed in the previous volume is less pronounced here, probably because part of the book takes place in Iowa. What’s more, we can read Faceless as a standalone and the little glimpse of Kir at the beginning of the book doesn’t spur the reader to wonder on potentially missing elements. It’s a big plus for me. To conclude, Faceless is a very good romantic suspense, but I give you an advice when you begin to read it: only grow attached to the heroes lol.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Leighton

    Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads Giveaways for this book in exchange for an honest review! Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in the Pike, Wisconsin series and also a gripping thriller and romantic suspense novel. Even though I hadn't read the first book in this series before reading this one, I didn't have any trouble understanding the plot or the characters. The story revolves around Wynter Moore, whose mother died in a bank robbery gone wrong when she was a child. On her annu Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads Giveaways for this book in exchange for an honest review! Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in the Pike, Wisconsin series and also a gripping thriller and romantic suspense novel. Even though I hadn't read the first book in this series before reading this one, I didn't have any trouble understanding the plot or the characters. The story revolves around Wynter Moore, whose mother died in a bank robbery gone wrong when she was a child. On her annual trip back to her hometown of Pike, Wisconsin, new clues turn up regarding her mother's murder. She teams up with Noah Hunter, an old friend and perhaps more than friend, when she begins getting threats on her search for the truth. Will Wynter survive to find out the truth of what happened to her mother? And will Noah and Wynter get closer along the way? Here is an exciting excerpt from Chapter 3: "Noah didn't know exactly what he'd expected when he climbed into his Jeep to make the drive to Pike. He'd been concerned last evening when he'd gone to Wynter's apartment and discovered everything dark and locked tight. Not just because he hated the thought of her driving so far alone and in a truck that was what she called "temperamental" and what he called a death trap." But she knew he would be waiting for her. It was a tradition they'd established on her sixteenth birthday. She would travel to Pike to visit her mother's grave, and he would be waiting to offer her comfort. His concern amped higher when she didn't answer his calls or texts. At last, he'd been forced to contact Professor Moore. The older man said that Wynter was spending the night in pike. He didn't know why, or even when she planned to return, but he seemed to think Wynter was fine. Noah wasn't as certain." Overall, Faceless is an interesting, twisty blend of thriller and romance. I could not put this book down. I had to keep reading to find out what happens to Wynter and Noah. I ended up finishing this book in a day. One highlight of this book is the suspense in the plot. There were many times where I felt my heart beating faster and hoping that the protagonists would make it through and survive the circumstances. I also enjoyed the mystery aspect and following the protagonists as they put together clues and pieced together what really happened. If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of romance suspense books in general, I highly recommend that you check out this book, which is out in bookstores now!

  17. 5 out of 5

    buzy_reading

    Larkin is without a sheriff. In the meantime, Chelle is the only officer answering the recent calls. Larkin is a small town with a small police department. Like Pike they are not equipped with trained murder investigators capable of handling murder. Every year on the anniversary of her mother’s murder she visits her gravesite at the cemetery in Pike. While there she visits the sheriffs grave where his son Kir is visiting. It’s been twenty-five years of Wynter being without her mother. For twenty Larkin is without a sheriff. In the meantime, Chelle is the only officer answering the recent calls. Larkin is a small town with a small police department. Like Pike they are not equipped with trained murder investigators capable of handling murder. Every year on the anniversary of her mother’s murder she visits her gravesite at the cemetery in Pike. While there she visits the sheriffs grave where his son Kir is visiting. It’s been twenty-five years of Wynter being without her mother. For twenty-five she never had any reason to believe her mother’s murder was anything but a senseless crime until Kir handed her a photo from the surveillance cameras. This photo stirred up buried secrets of which Wynter plans to dig up. Wynter is by no means a detective nor is Noah yet they find themselves on a whodunit journey to solve the case of who murdered her mother. Noah is a conservation officer who protects the forests and the environment. They met in grief counseling years ago, but Wynter called upon his friendship when she got the photo from Kir. There’s not many reviews yet, but I’m looking to be the first to say I was disappointed with the way this story was executed. This is my third attempt at reading Alexandra Ivy’s work. I’m finding her writing voice just doesn’t appeal to me. She’s missing that dialogue driven originality that propels a story forward. I’m just going thru the motions of reading not really caring one way or another what happens. Faceless is book 2 in the Pike, Wisconsin series. Although, Wynter lives in Larkin the story takes place in both places. If you read book 1 you will remember meeting Kir’s character. Faceless had more of a cozy romance vibe. Larkin and Pike were both small towns with the people in both towns including the protagonist being vital to the story. I felt the romance overshadowed the non investigation. The whodunit process allowed for the Stranger to eliminate more people. I did a lot of skim reading in order to finish.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marti

    Faceless by Alexandra Ivy introduces us to Wynter Moore as our main character.Wynter Moore’s mother died when she was quite young. The murder happened in front of her, but she was asleep. Her mother was seemingly killed by someone looking to steal her purse. Wynter has felt deeply all her life about her mother and what life might have been like - if her mother lived. Her father seemed to always be emotionally distant. Wynter spent a lot of time with her irascible grandfather (dad’s dad) and her Faceless by Alexandra Ivy introduces us to Wynter Moore as our main character.Wynter Moore’s mother died when she was quite young. The murder happened in front of her, but she was asleep. Her mother was seemingly killed by someone looking to steal her purse. Wynter has felt deeply all her life about her mother and what life might have been like - if her mother lived. Her father seemed to always be emotionally distant. Wynter spent a lot of time with her irascible grandfather (dad’s dad) and her grandmother (mother’s mom). From one she inherited the love of cooking and from the other, the love of the land and its fresh bounty. Wynter has moved forward with her life by opening a restaurant that features garden to table food that is delicious. However Wynter has never quite forgotten the impact of her mother’s death and often closes the restaurant down for a week on the anniversary of her mother’s death. This year however there is an added twist. The investigator of the case has a picture of her mother from a video cam and has left it to Wynter. This simple picture starts a chain of events as Wynter tries to understand the picture. Noah Hunter is Wynter’s love interest. Noah and Wynter are best friends but before now have never passed the point of friendship into a boyfriend/girlfriend status. However, with the secret uncovered about Wynter’s mother’s death, someone is suddenly concerned with what they are going to find out. This is when coincidences (that aren’t) start to happen and Noah steps up to protect Wynter. I thought the conclusion was unexpected. I was surprised, but in a good way. What was meh for me was Wynter. I appreciated her doggedness and questions, but I never really connected with her. I usually really like Alexandra Ivy’s books, but this one was meh. Not to say I won’t read the next novel - because I will, but this one was just okay. Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the newest book in the Pike, Wisconsin Series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Margie

    Wynter Moore is a successful restaurant owner. Wynter Garden, her farm-to-table restaurant is located in Larkin, Iowa. When Wynter was just four years old she was present when her mother, Laurel Moore was murdered at a gas station in the nearby town of Pike, Wisconsin. Every year on the anniversary of her mother's death Wynter travels to Pike to visit her mother's grave. This year Wynter runs into Kir Jansen the son of Pike's former sheriff who recently died. Kir told Wynter he found an envelope Wynter Moore is a successful restaurant owner. Wynter Garden, her farm-to-table restaurant is located in Larkin, Iowa. When Wynter was just four years old she was present when her mother, Laurel Moore was murdered at a gas station in the nearby town of Pike, Wisconsin. Every year on the anniversary of her mother's death Wynter travels to Pike to visit her mother's grave. This year Wynter runs into Kir Jansen the son of Pike's former sheriff who recently died. Kir told Wynter he found an envelope amongst his father's papers with Wynter's name on it. When Wynter picked it up she found it contained a photo from the gas station the night her mother was killed. When Wynter saw the photo she had many questions. While looking for answers it seems she awakened a monster. Noah Heller is a game warden and has been Wynter Moore's best friend for years. When Wynter started looking into her mother's death after seeing the photo she was given Noah was concerned and decided to stick as close to Wynter as possible. Good thing he stuck with Wynter. Her questions seemed to be leading to murders and great danger. Faceless by Alexandra Ivy is the second book in her Pike, Wisconsin series. This was a compelling read for me. Ms. Ivy has framed her storyline with a look backward into what was then considered an unfortunate robbery and shooting of a woman that twenty-five years later begs the question of whether or not Laurel Moore's death was a matter of circumstance or intentional. I really enjoyed the careful craft that went into creating this murder mystery and how it was solved. The Pike, Wisconsin series is quite intriguing. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sadie Hope

    I was really looking forward to this after book one! And while this is only loosely connected - it can totally be read as a standalone! Wynter has a simple life - and she likes it that way - the fallout of her mother's violent death in her childhood still rocks her and on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event more secrets come out from hiding than ever before. Noah has been best friends with Wynter since they were both grief-stricken teenagers dealing with loss. But looking at her now? Maybe I was really looking forward to this after book one! And while this is only loosely connected - it can totally be read as a standalone! Wynter has a simple life - and she likes it that way - the fallout of her mother's violent death in her childhood still rocks her and on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event more secrets come out from hiding than ever before. Noah has been best friends with Wynter since they were both grief-stricken teenagers dealing with loss. But looking at her now? Maybe they are more than friends. While the romance was really more secondary and this read more like a thriller - not a complaint just a fact, it is mostly fade to black as a head's up - the romance was really quite sweet. Both Norah and Wynter are good at communicating and their friends to lovers romance is actually really beautiful. They are very much a team throughout the entire book and it is a delight. The plot was really the driving force behind this story with a lot of secrets, small-town politics, and adult children taking the brunt of their parents' unresolved issues. The end wrapped up a bit fast for me and I ended up wanting more of the characters and story but overall a solid romantic thriller! CW: bloodshed and violence on the page, mentions of affairs (not between MCs) Thank you to the author and publisher for my complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    V

    Faceless, by Alexandra Ivy, is the 2nd in the Pike, Wisconsin series and while I haven't read the 1st, it read easily as a standalone. This was also a new author for me. The story is a romantic crime mystery set in small town Larkin, Iowa. Since she was 4 years old, Wynter believed her Mother, Laurel, was shot during a crime. While her father, Edgar, provided her a stable home, they weren't close. The professor didn't like discussing the past or her mother. Wynter's grandpa, Sander, is cantankero Faceless, by Alexandra Ivy, is the 2nd in the Pike, Wisconsin series and while I haven't read the 1st, it read easily as a standalone. This was also a new author for me. The story is a romantic crime mystery set in small town Larkin, Iowa. Since she was 4 years old, Wynter believed her Mother, Laurel, was shot during a crime. While her father, Edgar, provided her a stable home, they weren't close. The professor didn't like discussing the past or her mother. Wynter's grandpa, Sander, is cantankerous, but loves her. He taught her about gardening on the genetational family farm, and she now has a farm to table restaraunt, Wynter's Garden. The death of sheriff Jansen, the investigator in the case years ago, leads to Wynter finding new evidence from her mother's file. The senseless murder of her Mother, at such a young age, led Wynter to seek therapy. She met and formed a lasting bond with Noah Heller, a conservation officer, during these sessions. The pace of Wynter's quest for the truth of her Mother's murder is relentless. Her friends and family all have secrets. There's a long list of suspects who know what really happened. I thought I had it all figured out. I wasn't even close to the twist revealed. An action-packed, murder mystery! There is a good balance of romance threaded throughout. I would definitely read more of this series. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Kennsington Books, Zebra for the advance digital copy. This review is my personal opinion given voluntarily.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christina Rodrigues

    Faceless, is the second book in Alexandra Ivy’s new Pike, Wisconsin series. It is an action packed, romantic suspense story with great, well developed characters and a fantastic storyline. Ivy is a phenomenal writer, who’s story telling ability draws the reader deep into the story and keeps them hanging on from page to page until the book is done. Tragedy brought Wynter Moore and Noah Heller together as teenagers. Friendship bonded them together as they grew and developed their careers. Will thei Faceless, is the second book in Alexandra Ivy’s new Pike, Wisconsin series. It is an action packed, romantic suspense story with great, well developed characters and a fantastic storyline. Ivy is a phenomenal writer, who’s story telling ability draws the reader deep into the story and keeps them hanging on from page to page until the book is done. Tragedy brought Wynter Moore and Noah Heller together as teenagers. Friendship bonded them together as they grew and developed their careers. Will their new found love guide and protect them when the past starts tearing everything in the present apart? Read it and find out! Ivy has done an amazing job in developing her characters. They are full of depth and easily relatable to the readers. I love Wynter and Noah, both individually and together. You could see that the relationship and feelings they have for each other has grown over time and once they opened themselves up their connection only deepened and the resulting chemistry was explosive. This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. While a few events and characters from the previous books are mention, Ivy does a fantastic job providing an explanation and summary. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This is a voluntary review of an advanced readers copy received from Netgalley

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Kelly

    This is book 2 in the Pike, Wisconsin series but it can absolutely be read as standalone! Wynter Moore witnessed her mother's murder when she was a small child. She has tried to ignore that fact by working hard. But she always go home to Wisconsin every year to grieve her mother. But this year her visit is marked by her finding out secrets about her mother and a new danger to her. And soon she finds that she has opened Pandora's box by asking questions that should have been asked long ago. Which This is book 2 in the Pike, Wisconsin series but it can absolutely be read as standalone! Wynter Moore witnessed her mother's murder when she was a small child. She has tried to ignore that fact by working hard. But she always go home to Wisconsin every year to grieve her mother. But this year her visit is marked by her finding out secrets about her mother and a new danger to her. And soon she finds that she has opened Pandora's box by asking questions that should have been asked long ago. Which makes her become a target herself. Noah Hunter has tried to keep Wynter as a friend since they met. But when he finds out she is in danger, he knows it's time to face his feelings for her while keeping her safe at the same time. I always know I will get a good read when it's a book by Alexandra Ivy-and this book was no exception to that! Not only do you get a great suspense story but you get 2 characters that suck you into their lives as well. There were a lot of elements to this book that I wasn't expecting when I read this story. There is a lot of backstory but honestly, there needed to be in order to understand exactly what happened to her mother. And just so you are aware, while this is romantic suspense-it is more about the suspense with the romance being more secondary. But she pulled it off and sucked this romance lover right into the story!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Robin Orgera

    Very enjoyable romantic suspense by Alexandra Ivy. This is the second in the series and I did not read the first and it did not effect the story at all. Wynter every year visits her Mother's grave. She was 4 years old when her mother was murdered. Wynter has always had her mother on a pedestal and really misses her as her and her father do not have a close relationship. On the 25th anniversary on her mother's death while visiting the grave she notices someone visiting the old sheriff grave who l Very enjoyable romantic suspense by Alexandra Ivy. This is the second in the series and I did not read the first and it did not effect the story at all. Wynter every year visits her Mother's grave. She was 4 years old when her mother was murdered. Wynter has always had her mother on a pedestal and really misses her as her and her father do not have a close relationship. On the 25th anniversary on her mother's death while visiting the grave she notices someone visiting the old sheriff grave who lets know the sheriff had an envelope with her name on it. She picks up the envelope and it's a picture from the night her mother the murder that raises questions surrounding her murder. Game Warden Noah Hunter has been friends with Wynter since they attended grief group when they were younger. He has a romantic interest in Wynter that she was unware of and he helps her look into the mystery surrounding her mother death. But as they are looking into it people connected to the murder start to end up dead and it is no longer safe. Great who done it. Highly recommend. I was guessing till the end. Received this as an ARC for an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Misty

    Wynter goes to visit her mother's grave, every year on the anniversary of her death. Only on the 25th anniversary of her death, the son of the Sheriff that investigated her mother's murder shows up and everything from that point spirals out of control. From what was a suspected mugging/senseless killing, turned into a planned murder and people all around Wynter are dying that may be connected to her mother's death. The one person that has been there for her since they were teenagers, Noah, is th Wynter goes to visit her mother's grave, every year on the anniversary of her death. Only on the 25th anniversary of her death, the son of the Sheriff that investigated her mother's murder shows up and everything from that point spirals out of control. From what was a suspected mugging/senseless killing, turned into a planned murder and people all around Wynter are dying that may be connected to her mother's death. The one person that has been there for her since they were teenagers, Noah, is there to protect her. Only he's not just her best friend, he is in love with her but has been waiting for both of them to grow up so they can finally be together. I loved the romance and suspense of this book. As the reader you are not sure where the danger is coming from, who is involved, and who is going to be next. Faceless keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you are glad for the moments between Noah and Wynter because it means that the danger is outside. I highly recommend this book and I was not expecting the killer to be who is was. Received ARC in exchange for voluntary honest review from NetGalley

  26. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    As is the case with a lot of romantic suspense, this is far more suspense than romance. The relationship is non existent for half the book then fully committed without really ever doing or discussing anything. One gentle kiss, full night of banging, HEA. Nothing really between that. I liked them together and the potential their history together could have brought to the table intrigued me, but never delivered. On the suspense side, the killer wasn’t easy for me to guess, but thats because every c As is the case with a lot of romantic suspense, this is far more suspense than romance. The relationship is non existent for half the book then fully committed without really ever doing or discussing anything. One gentle kiss, full night of banging, HEA. Nothing really between that. I liked them together and the potential their history together could have brought to the table intrigued me, but never delivered. On the suspense side, the killer wasn’t easy for me to guess, but thats because every chapter we got even more people to consider. I want to say by the climax we had a dozen solid suspects. And the body count was high in my opinion. One scene I found to be ironic was the leads spinning a theory for one suspected killer that just had theories out of assumptions and left field. In actuality, that’s kind of how to played out for the real killer and I was not impressed. This is listed as a Pike series book. I would disagree with that. The murder happened 25 years ago there, but very little story happens there and only 2 cast members were locals there.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    Faceless is the second book in the Pike, Wisconsin Series by Alexandra Ivy. For a place that has little to no crime there is a lot of killing in this story. Definitely not a place I would want to live. Twenty-five years ago Wynter Moore’s mother is killed in a “car-jacking”. Now suddenly there are more sinister revelations. Game Warden Noah Hunter a friend from grief counseling during her teenage years becomes her partner and love interest in trying to solve what really happened. The fact that t Faceless is the second book in the Pike, Wisconsin Series by Alexandra Ivy. For a place that has little to no crime there is a lot of killing in this story. Definitely not a place I would want to live. Twenty-five years ago Wynter Moore’s mother is killed in a “car-jacking”. Now suddenly there are more sinister revelations. Game Warden Noah Hunter a friend from grief counseling during her teenage years becomes her partner and love interest in trying to solve what really happened. The fact that these two have a history is a plus since I do not much like instant love/lust stories. An interesting romance suspense story with an emphasis on the romance. The story comes to a complete conclusion after a chase in which more are hurt. The past has a strong hold on any future for Wynter and Noah causing danger especially to Wynter. I liked these two main characters, being glad for the complicated truth to finally come to light. 3.5 Stars An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Review featured at www.books-n-kisses.com 3.75 Hearts This is the second in the Pike, Wisconsin series but can easily be a stand alone. In this story we meet Noah and Wynter. Decades ago Wynter’s mom was killed during an armed robbery, or at least that is what Wynter was told, but new evidence is coming to light that makes Wynter want to investigate what really happened. Noah is “just friends” with Wynter even though it is becoming harder and harder to convince himself of that but when Wynter nee Review featured at www.books-n-kisses.com 3.75 Hearts This is the second in the Pike, Wisconsin series but can easily be a stand alone. In this story we meet Noah and Wynter. Decades ago Wynter’s mom was killed during an armed robbery, or at least that is what Wynter was told, but new evidence is coming to light that makes Wynter want to investigate what really happened. Noah is “just friends” with Wynter even though it is becoming harder and harder to convince himself of that but when Wynter needs help Noah is right there to give her the support she needs. I found this story really interesting. Yes, it is a romance and Noah and Wynter find love during the chaos of the investigation but the twists and turns that Alexandra Ivy puts us through is what this story is really all about. Alexandra Ivy became one of my faves with her paranormal romance and I have read every book she has written since. And this book is just another to put on your TBR shelf by Ivy that does not disappoint. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Ku

    Faceless (Pike, Wisconsin #2) by Alexandra Ivy OMG Alexandra you know how to keep me on the edge of my seat... Wynter Moore (her mother was murdered when she was a young child) and Noah Heller (his parents died in a accident when her was a teen). The are both strong H and h and met when in their teens in grief counseling and have been friend ever since. When visiting her mother's grave on the 25th anniversary of her murder she receives information that opens questions about the murder. This book Faceless (Pike, Wisconsin #2) by Alexandra Ivy OMG Alexandra you know how to keep me on the edge of my seat... Wynter Moore (her mother was murdered when she was a young child) and Noah Heller (his parents died in a accident when her was a teen). The are both strong H and h and met when in their teens in grief counseling and have been friend ever since. When visiting her mother's grave on the 25th anniversary of her murder she receives information that opens questions about the murder. This book has murder, mystery, terror, a psycho killer, family intrigue, tears, laughter, love, and some steam to get us to a exciting ending and a HEA. If you haven't read Don't Look (Pike, Wisconsin Book 1) it is also great. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Tear-jerker Haunting Witty Unpredictable Action-packed Romantic Page-turner Steamy Tragic Twisted Wonderful characters Entertaining Happily Ever After Easy-to-read Great world building Scary

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Grow

    Visiting her mother’s grave, she notices a young man visiting his father’s grave…his father who was the sheriff at the time of her mother’s murder. He tells her of an envelope with her name on it that was in his father’s file, an envelope that will lead her to investigate her mother’s murder. An envelope that will lead to the death of others in order to keep the killer’s secret. An envelope that may well lead to her own death. Her dear friend, Conservation Officer Noah Heller, has been attracted Visiting her mother’s grave, she notices a young man visiting his father’s grave…his father who was the sheriff at the time of her mother’s murder. He tells her of an envelope with her name on it that was in his father’s file, an envelope that will lead her to investigate her mother’s murder. An envelope that will lead to the death of others in order to keep the killer’s secret. An envelope that may well lead to her own death. Her dear friend, Conservation Officer Noah Heller, has been attracted to Wynter for years. He hopes to help her, as well as protect her, as they try to uncover who killer her mother. She may very well wish that she had done what the killer suggested in a note “let the dead rest in peace”. A mystery where the unknown killer, during the story, plans the next murder for the thrill and to take care of loose ends. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)

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