Perfect Bait, by Desiree Scott is a spine-chilling short story that follows Allie, a young girl running away from an abusive past, who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. At the beginning of the story, Allie is fleeing an absent mother and her abusive stepfather in search of a future far away from the world she grew up knowing. Allie leaves town on foot hoping to reach the next town before it gets too late.
Exhausted and anxious to get to her destination, she takes up the offer of a ride from an older gentleman who was coming from a business meeting in her hometown. Throughout the book the author draws you into the sick mind of a killer after the next fix. A fix that only his next victim can bring him, until Allie. Perfect Bait is a perfectly terrifying introduction to Desiree Scott’s newest series.