Three sisters’ secrets collide in a shocking novel of suspense by the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Mercy Kilpatrick series.
Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.
Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night—until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.
When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town no one wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her.
Because when Tara disappeared, she took a secret of her own with her.
Such a good story! Kept me hooked to the very end and I can’t help but think this would transfer easily to the big screen . . .
With the discovery of not one, but two murdered bodies, Emily Barton is plunged right back in time to a previous similar crime; one which impacted on her family more than most. When FBI agents begin investigating, they soon work out that there are hidden secrets lurking in the town. Can they solve their case?
This is a highly skilled novel, beautifully created. Without even realising it, I found myself drawn into the story and really caring about the characters. I never saw the ending coming; there is so much happening with the story developing all the time that I really didn’t have a moment to think about it. Superb suspense! An absolutely terrific novel and one that really got under my skin – and the ending? Perfect, just perfect. I couldn’t find fault with this even if I wanted to. Not my first Kendra Elliot book and most definitely not my last. Totally worth all five sparkling stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy; and especially to Over The River PR for my spot on this tour. As always, this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: suspense thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook, audio cd
- Size: 238 pages
- Publisher: Montlake
- Publication Date: 14 January 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Kendra Elliot has landed on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list
multiple times and is the award-winning author of the Bone Secrets
and Callahan & McLane series, as well as the Mercy Kilpatrick
novels. Kendra is a three-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier
Award, an International Thriller Writers Award finalist, and an RT
Award finalist. She has always been a voracious reader, cutting her
teeth on classic female heroines such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden,
and Laura Ingalls. She was born, raised, and still lives in the rainy
Pacific Northwest with her family, but she looks forward to the day
she can live in flip-flops.