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Looking down at the familiar, pale and lifeless face floating in the salty waters of the marsh, her blood freezes. It’s a face she hasn’t seen for years, but used to know so well…

When Detective Casey White is called to a murder scene in the Outer Banks saltmarshes, she’s devastated to find the strangled body of her ex-husband—father of her missing daughter Hannah. And nearby, an older, unidentifiable body is buried too… but how are these bones linked to her ex?

Painful memories flood back as Casey desperately searches his apartment, surrounded by photos of them happy with their little girl. Finding a notepad with the name of the hospital where Hannah was last seen scrawled on it, Casey realizes her ex recently discovered something about their child’s disappearance. But who was trying to silence him?

Then forensics show the bones belong to a sweet young nurse who worked at the same hospital. Delving into hospital records, Casey is shocked to learn she once held Hannah as a little baby…

Her boss insists she can’t work such a personal investigation, but Casey is in too deep. Interviewing all the staff at the hospital, she’s sure one of the doctors is acting suspiciously… and that night, Casey wakes up barely able to breathe as flames devour her home.

Now she’s in the killer’s sights. To finally catch this twisted monster and learn what happened to her stolen girl, Casey will have to risk everything…

An absolutely unputdownable thriller that will have you gasping at the twists and turns. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Robert Dugoni will be completely addicted.

Read what everyone’s saying about B.R. Spangler:

WOW!!!Explosive page-turner with so many twists and turns!I loved this book!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh wow. What a fantastic book! I was totally hooked… I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It was full of tension, twists and turns that kept me totally engrossed… I read it in one day as I just couldn't put it down.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A real thrill ride… a conclusion which literally blew me away. Everything and more you expect from a real gritty crime thriller. LOVED IT!!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This fabulous crime thriller with its super mix of characters will keep you on the edge of your seat and deeply engrossedfrom the very first page to the nail-biting twist at the end… Loved it and deserves all of its 5 stars from me…

Release date: December 2, 2021

Publisher: Bookouture

Print pages: 350

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