Widow Lake

Rita Herron

“Help,” a tiny voice cried out into the darkness. Little Betsy trembled, praying someone would hear her, save her. “Please,” she whimpered. “I’m scared.”

On the hottest day of the year, as a heatwave takes hold of the Appalachian Mountains, a five-year-old girl goes missing. Just as the sun is setting, a family vacation becomes a worst nightmare—Betsy, with her green eyes, ponytail and rainbow t-shirt—disappears in the woods by Widow Lake. Detective Ellie Reeves is straight on the scene, promising Betsy’s heartbroken parents that she will stop at nothing to find their precious daughter.

Hours later, Ellie is called back to the lake. One of her team have discovered some remains near where Betsy disappeared. The bones belong to a local girl, Amy Dean, who vanished ten years ago to the day, along with her two-year-old baby girl Paisley. But why was Paisley never reported missing? And could she still be alive?

Ellie is suddenly up against the toughest case of her career. Her instincts tell her that the two cases are somehow connected, and she works day and night to uncover the link. When she comes across some little graves beside the water’s edge, she knows she needs to stop the evil lurking around this tranquil lake.

When Ellie discovers a notebook scrawled with the handwriting of a little girl, it could be the breakthrough she needs. Can she unravel a decades-old mystery, and stop the monster claiming innocent lives?

This totally addictive and jaw-dropping crime thriller will have your heart racing as you fly through the pages! Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot.

What everyone is saying about Widow Lake:

‘Had me completely immersed in the storyline from the first chapter. This book’s gripping plotline, intense dark mysteries and heart-pounding suspense had me eagerly turning pages to see what would happen next. Simply put it’s unputdownable!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow wow wow! Omg my heart! What a book! So many different emotions! This book had it all! It had suspense, intrigue, action, murder, multiple serial killers, great police work and so many crazy twists and turns! It was really sad at times and some great heart-felt moments! I can’t wait to see what happens next! The storyline was so very interesting and kept me glued to my Kindle! I highly recommend reading this book and series! They’re well worth reading! I would give this book ten stars if I could!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thrilling and utterly compulsive! An incredible read, impossible to put down. Incredible storytelling! Recommend you read this book! A captivating story that I was drawn into from the first page, a propulsive read that never let me go from start to finish!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Another heart stopping, action filled thriller. Once again, the characters were extremely well developed and the plot flowed seamlessly from scene to scene. This thriller was a bit more sinister than some, with lots of twists and turns and surprises. There were many characters and the way they were all connected at the end was shocking. Could not put this book down, had to know how everything was going to end. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Holy Cow! Where Ms. Herron ended this book – I cannot wait to see what she has planned for Ellie next.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Addictive and relentless! Best installment of the series yet – complex mystery with red herrings everywhere, and a solid cast of characters that suck you in. You won’t be putting this one down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This one is the darkest yet and I couldn’t put it down!… This investigation is complex and full of suspense. Just when I thought I had it figured out there was another shocking twist. And then that ending! I almost threw my kindle while growling in frustration! I’ve got a suspicion where things are heading and it involves the two characters I love to hate so I’m very excited for the next book! This series is at the top of my must reads.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is one you won’t be able to put down. There are so many unexpected twists in this story. The ending leaves us with a mystery that has me already looking forward to the next book.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

More From the Series: Detective Ellie Reeves