You thought your little girl was safe at summer camp. You were wrong…
She drags her eyes open, realizing she’s starting to fade. Did she imagine the voices, or were they real? She tries calling out—“Daddy?”—using all her remaining strength. But she’s too late and her little voice just isn’t loud enough…
When Detective Madison Harper arrives at a remote summer camp in Shadow Falls, northern California, her heart breaks for Jenny, the sweet little girl last seen splashing in the lake with her friends before she vanished. Peering into the silent cabins filled with rows of neatly made beds, Madison knows this idyllic place is hiding a terrible secret.
The girl’s parents are distraught, and the local police have no leads—they desperately need Madison’s help. She’ll do whatever it takes to crack this case, because it’s the only way back to the son she lost to the care system years ago when she was framed for a crime she didn’t commit.
But with the camp staff keeping tight-lipped and her new partner on the edge of a breakdown, Madison can’t find any truth to her instinct that there is more to Jenny’s perfect parents than meets the eye. Until she discovers a disturbing family portrait Jenny drew at the local library. Was this angelic girl more troubled than anybody knew? Was she in danger from those she trusted most?
One thing is certain, if Madison doesn’t find the answers soon, the lives of more innocent children will be at risk…
An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Melinda Leigh.
No. of pages:- 391 pages
Date published:- will be published on January 25th 2021
Thank You Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC! This review is based on my honest opinion.
This book is the first series of Detective Madison Harper’s series. The story begins with Nate Monroe, who was released from the death row after proving his innocence for the murder of his fiancée, Stacey is working as a PI. He then pairs up with Madison Harper, who was a former detective and who was also released from the prison for serving up a crime she didn’t commit and sets off to find a twelve year old girl named Jenny, who had been missing from the summer camp. They were hired by the girl’s grandmother, Esme although both parents seemed to be reluctant for Nate and Madison to investigate the case due to some reasons…
This was really good!!! Quiet unputdownable, fast paced thriller with so much twists and turns that you wouldn’t expect! I couldn’t even put this book down and I was reading it till the end! The writing was really good and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story. As a reader, you would feel sorry for Madison and Nate for the injustices they have faced and their determination to clear their names. I really enjoyed reading this book and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second part of the series!!!!
Completely unputdownable, fast paced thriller that will keep you awake at all night reading and wanting more–worth five stars!
Wendy is a former coroner’s assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband and 3 cats.
The Detective Madison Harper crime series from Bookouture at Hachette UK includes:
Book 1 – FIND MY CHILD – and book 2 – CRY FOR HELP both available to pre-order now (released Jan & Feb 2021). Books 3 and 4 will follow shortly.
The Dean Matheson crime series is out now on all platforms.
As well as her two crime series and the YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – Wendy has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and longlisted for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition.