Gone To Her Grave (Detective Madison Harper series Part 4) – ARC Book Review

Title:- Gone To Her Grave

Author:- Wendy Dranfield

Date published:- will be published on 13th April 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 364 pages

Genre:- Thriller


In the golden morning light, a beautiful young woman lies diagonally across the bed, dressed for a night out, her long lashes pressed against her cheeks as if she’s sleeping. But the crimson that creeps across the sheets tells the story of an innocent woman who has drawn her last breath…

Detective Madison Harper is pulled away from Thanksgiving preparations when a local care worker, Terri Summers, is found dead in her home on the outskirts of Lost Creek, Colorado. Terri’s inconsolable mother can’t understand who would hurt such a kind soul who had dedicated her life to helping others. But analysis of the blood spatter at the scene indicates Terri knew her attacker, that she looked them right in the eye before her life was taken.

The awkward way Terri’s body is positioned catches Madison’s attention. Carefully moving her, she finds a bracelet—possibly a child’s—with a single red bead clenched in the woman’s fist, as if she was hiding it. It’s the lead Madison so desperately needs, but the sudden death of one of her own team sends the investigation into a tailspin.

With her coworkers crumbling around her, Madison must work day and night to trace the bracelet and crack the case. But when she’s dragged back into the disappearance of a woman and child from years ago, and finds a link to someone in her own family, can Madison stop this twisted killer before another precious life is taken? And at what cost?

Detective Madison Harper is back with another case!! This is the fourth book of the Detective Madison Harper series.

Terri Summers was found dead with a single gun shot wound on her head. The initial suspect was her boyfriend, Troy but Detective Madison Harper soon finds out that Troy may not be responsible for the murder. Then she finds out that her colleague, Detective Douglas had committed suicide but eventually, when doing further autopsies, there was no gun powder residue on his fingers, which implied that he may have been murdered as well. Meanwhile, Nate was given to solve the cold missing case of Vince’s wife, Ruby and the grandson Oliver who disappeared few years ago. But when Nate was rundown my a vehicle, Madison realize that Ruby’s disappearance is connected to the murders of Terri and Douglas. Madison must find the killer before it’s too late.

I have so much good points about this book. Wendy Dranfield is a talented psychological thriller author–I read her standalone novel The Birthday Party which had me hooked into the story from the beginning to the end. Same goes to this as well. A page turner, unexpected twists and thrills along followed by an unexpected twisted end! I was literally kept at the edge of my seat as I was reading this book and almost stayed up all night reading the book!

If you haven’t read Madison Harper series yet, I suggest you read from the first book as some past revealations are mentioned in the book, so as a reader you would not be completely lost.

Overall, a page turner that will keep you up all night–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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