The girl trips over branches, losing her footing. The darkness swallows her and she grabs thin air as she falls, her scream piercing the night. When she slams into the bottom of the pit, her heart hammers. She can’t believe what she’s seeing—a pile of perfect white bones…
In the small town of Crooked Creek, where the Appalachian Mountains climb into the clouds, nineteen-year-old Mandy’s Spring Break takes a sinister turn. Detective Ellie Reeves races straight to the scene, driving through the winding roads to the abandoned orphanage.
Ellie saves the teenage girl but discovers human remains that have been there for thirty years, ever since the home for children closed down. Her heart shatters at the thought that they might belong to the helpless orphans.
Working day and night on the case, Ellie searches for the orphanage’s files, but they have been stolen—somebody is clearly trying to cover their tracks. As she interviews the residents of the mountain community, Ellie finds out that almost everyone connected to the children’s home has disappeared.
Then a woman is found dead, her body marked with a strange symbol. When Ellie learns that the victim used to work at the orphanage, it’s clear that a twisted killer is trying to stop the truth coming out.
Ellie vows to solve this case that spans decades, and when her research into the meaning of the symbol leads her to a local business at the heart of recent controversy, she’s on the right track. Can she bring the secrets to light before another innocent person is murdered? And when she gets too close to uncovering the truth, will she survive?
A totally gripping and pulse-pounding crime-thriller that will have you holding your breath as you race through the pages! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh.
See what readers are saying about Hidden Bones:
“I am doing the happy dance!!!… Fast-paced, heartbreaking, gripping and so intense… Hooked from the first to the last page… A storyline that blew me away. In my opinion this is the best in the series so far, and a definite MUST-READ. Loved, loved it!!!!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant… The frenetic pace and horror of this book does not stop… Boy does it keep you reading, even late into the night… This book will keep me awake for weeks, couldn’t put it down, that’s how good this book is. Can’t wait for the next book in this brilliant series… Oh my goodness me, couldn’t put this book down at all.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow. This was a thrilling story. I had to finish it in one day. I couldn’t put it down. So many twists and turns. I would recommend this to anyone!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was completely hooked…This is a fast-paced thriller… I was literally hooked into the story.” @rubie_reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Dang! Just when you think Rita Herron can’t push Ellie Reeves any further… she does! Warning to mystery/thriller lovers, this book will keep you up well past your bed time.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Detective Ellie Reeves is my favorite detective… Twists and turns keep you enthralled, and a page-turner. I read it in one sitting (I stayed up way too late haha) but it was worth it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant …This is a fast-paced crime thriller that will definitely have you racing through the pages.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“With twists galore and great pacing this truly was an unputdownable read, and one that I can’t recommend highly enough.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐