The girl looked so peaceful, she could have been asleep. Except her eyes were open, blankly reflecting the flickering flames spreading towards her… When firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, Detective Amanda Steele hurries to the scene. Dumfries, Virginia is a small town, yet no one seems to have any idea who the dead girl is until Amanda finds a dragonfly pin with the name Crystal engraved on it. Working tirelessly, Amanda traces the pin to Crystal Foster, a thirteen-year-old who disappeared three years ago from her wealthy parents’ home. Breaking the news to the distraught parents won’t be easy, but the loss of her own daughter still haunts Amanda, and she knows this will bring them closure. But when Amanda goes to see the Fosters, they do not recognize the girl. She isn’t Crystal. Before Amanda can react to this new development, she gets an urgent call. A fire has consumed another vacant house, and the remains of two more girls have been found. Who are these girls, and why are they being picked off? Amanda must stop this killer before the pattern continues, and the death toll climbs. When Amanda receives a taunting note from the killer, she realizes that she holds the missing piece of this puzzle. The victims are connected to Amanda’s past, to a case she can never forget, and which almost claimed her life. As she follows the clues to their deadly conclusion, can she save more innocent lives… even if it risks her own? An unputdownable, pulse-pounding mystery. Fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni will be gripped. Readers love Stolen Daughters : “ EPIC… I am obsessed with this… A really incredible book. It was fast-paced, and a total page-turner. I blitzed this all in one sitting.” Carly Wilson Books, 5 stars “I was absolutely hooked throughout… an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting and heart-racing psychological thriller… I read this book in less than 24 hours… An absolutely addictive, compelling and gripping true page-turner!!!… Compelling and addictive!!!… I LOVED it ” Bookworm 86, 5 stars “ Wow… non-stop from the very start, and with each plot twist I was on the edge of my seat… It had me turning the pages each time I kept telling myself that I was going to stop.” Spooky’s Maze of Books “A story that has you gripping the edge of your seat. I was hooked from the very first page. Five stars from me.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “ Amanda Steele is very quickly becoming one of my favorite detectives, up there with the likes of Adam Fawley and Maeve Kerrigan!” LauraReviews88, 5 stars “I was hooked into the story and I didn’t even realize until I came to the end that I had finished the book! ” Goodreads reviewer “I couldn’t get enough of Amanda and all the other plot lines… A fast-paced intense thriller.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A gripping, read-in-one-session book.” NetGalley reviewer “Full of action, got me hooked from the beginning.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “ Fantastic… will keep you up long past bedtime… I highly recommend readers getting hooked on this series—it’s one of the best!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “ Absolutely gripping… Fast-paced and full of suspense. Carolyn Arnold is a brilliant author. I definitely can’t wait for the next one.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Release date: April 6, 2021

Publisher: Bookouture

Print pages: 350

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