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In the distance Leah heard sirens. She ignored them. Right now, her daughter needed her and Emily was just out of reach, curled up under the bed, her eyes closed, desperately shaking. Leah did the only thing any mother would do. She crawled through the blood to get to her daughter.
Dr Leah Wright returned to her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with her husband to find peace and quiet, start afresh and raise her six-year-old daughter Emily. But when she gets home one dark winter night, clutching roses in her hand, she finds her daughter huddled under her bed and her husband’s blood all over the floor...
When Detective Luka Jericho is called to investigate, he’s shocked to learn that the killer left a witness behind – the victim’s young daughter. The scene is a painful reminder of his fiancé’s unsolved death, and he is desperate to find out what Emily saw that night. He knows that the killer could still be out there, waiting to strike again.
But growing up, Leah learned the hard way that the only person she could rely on was herself. And it’s not until she and Emily are attacked again that she realizes just how close the killer is. Can she trust Luka to keep her daughter safe?
Fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot and Tess Gerritsen will devour this fast-paced and chilling new crime series from New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons. You won’t be able to put this book down.
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What readers say about CJ Lyons:
“A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush.” Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“Everything a great thriller should be – action-packed, authentic, and intense.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Compelling… I love how the characters come alive on every page.” Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
“Hooked me right from the start… I literally read this book in a day because I had to know what happened… If you love thrillers I know you won’t want to miss this book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow! This book was so fast-paced and the storyline wrapped me up into a tight package. My wife asked me what can keep you so occupied that everything I was supposed to do was left neglected… will have the reader at the edge of her seat, turning pages, sometimes too fast that the reader is left breathless.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“High-intensity, rollercoaster ride of pure adrenaline thrills… This book grabbed me from the very first sentence and did not let me go until the end!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow, what can I say? As soon as I finished I had to grab the next book and start reading!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow. That one word pretty much says it all… CJ grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page… definitely one of the best suspense novels I’ve read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wow!! Another stunning story!! CJ Lyons never fails to create a fabulous story. From the first page until the last, she has you on the edge of your seat with a novel that you can't put down. I love all of her work and this book was no exception. This is a must read!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars