Twisting her hands together, she bites back a sob. She only turned her back for a second, and then her daughter was gone. Every mother in town would be hugging their children tighter tonight.
Lara is baking cupcakes when her daughter Ava runs to catch the school bus just one block away. Chasing after her, Lara sees the bus tumbling past, and waves. But Ava never turns up at school.
Detective Ellie Reeves is in a race against time to find her––in missing child cases, every second counts. Searching the small town of Crooked Creek, she finds the child’s bunny in the local park, the toy Ava carried around everywhere. Did Ava ever get on the bus?
While Ellie works around the clock, a local reporter gets a message: There are others missing girls out there. Digging into previous cases, Ellie discovers that another girl went missing on the same day the previous year. How many more children could there be?
Ellie is certain that the date means something––and that the person who sent the message is the key. But the community is up in arms, with everyone worried that their daughter will be next and blaming Ellie. The pressure is mounting, and time is running out to bring Ava home. Can Ellie solve the toughest case of her career––and save Ava––before it’s too late?
An utterly addictive and twist-packed thriller guaranteed to get your heart racing! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.
Readers absolutely love Rita Herron:
“WoW! WoW! WoW! What an absolutely mind-spinning, gripping story this was!… I like a book to keep me gripped from the beginning and this book certainly does that. I had a really hard time putting my e-reader down to do my adult responsibilities.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Omg omg omg… Man oh man, this book gripped me… This is edge-of-your-seat stuff… You won’t get anything else done throughout the day as you can’t put this book down… Amazing.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow! An explosive page-turner filled with dark secrets and heartbreak! A mesmerizing story filled with unforgettable characters! I highly recommend this book!” @CJthompsonjr, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was literally hooked … So many twists and turns… I stayed up all night reading!… This book is unputdownable, giving you a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns you never would expect!” Tropical Girl Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I could not put this book down and finally turned the last page in the wee hours. Gripping, emotional and heartbreaking all in equal measures. Another fantastic five-star read from one of my favourite authors and one of my favourite series.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was literally on the edge of my seat flying through the pages. This was a captivating and riveting thriller that will have you up late into the night so you can finish it! A superb masterpiece!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This story has so many twists it will make you dizzy!” @shortbookthyme
“I cannot rave enough …I was totally absorbed the entire afternoon.” @booksreadbyprairiegirl, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow. Such a thrilling page turner… One I just could not put down. Absolutely addictive. A real treat. Just superb.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Fantastic!!!!… Full of the twists and turns… I couldn’t put it down.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This series gets better and better! I stayed up well into the night to finish reading.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I found myself sucked in… This was such a rollercoaster ride!… I was literally hooked… An unputdownable thriller!!! I hope there is more to come from Ellie! Love her!” @RubieReads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow! Great book!… I definitely had the chills!… I highly recommend reading this book!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What a great story! It grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the end. Definitely a page turner.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐