The Sleeping Girls

Rita Herron

The young girl looked so innocent, like a sleeping angel. Kelsey lay on a bed of white sheets, golden hair fanned across the pillow, eyes closed, pale lips pressed together. A white teddy bear was tucked under her slender arm… “My baby, she’s dead” her distraught mother choked out.

When the call comes in that fifteen-year-old Kelsey Tiller has gone missing from her bedroom in the middle of the night, Detective Ellie Reeves rushes to talk to her distraught parents. They tell her that Kelsey, a slender blond with green eyes and a timid smile, had plans to go shopping for her homecoming dress the next day, insisting she would have no reason to run away. But when neighbors report seeing Kelsey with a secret boyfriend, Ellie wonders how much Kelsey really told her parents.

Ellie is determined to find Kelsey’s boyfriend and interviews her friends and teachers at school. But just as she is making headway with the case, she receives some devastating news. Kelsey’s parents have received a photo of their daughter lying on a bed with white sheets over her body, skin ghostly pale under the freckles dotting her nose, her precious life snuffed out.

Desperate to find answers for those who loved Kelsey, Ellie studies the picture and realizes that her body has been posed in the same way as a teenage girl murdered ten years earlier. And when she learns Darnell, the killer in that case, has just been released from prison, fear crawls through her. Could Darnell have stolen another innocent life?

But just as Ellie thinks she has cracked the case, Kelsey’s best friend Ruby is snatched from her home, and Darnell has an unbreakable alibi. Haunted by Kelsey’s ashen face, Ellie knows she must race against time to find Ruby alive. And when she discovers one of her team is hiding critical information, she realizes she needs to act alone. But is she dealing with a twisted copycat killer or is the danger far closer to home?

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.

What everyone is saying about The Sleeping Girls:

Five amazing stars! This book was so well written and had some great characters. Full of twists and turns and seriously creepy. This was a real page turner. It kept me up reading deep into the night. I had goosebumps, my goosebumps had goosebumps. This one keeps you guessing right till the end. Missing children, an overturned conviction from a past similar case and then deaths. There is so much fear and suspense just packed into this one.

A must read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fast paced and thrilling as always! Herron’s books always start with a bang and suck you in right away’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book bursts from the first page like a horse at the gate and never stops running. It’s a wild ride. A page-turner from a stunning writer. I adored it!’ Goodreads reviewer

Truly an addictive crime thriller packed with pulse-pounding twists… A great addition to the Ellie Reeves series… The author skillfully unravels this gripping story with credible characters, a thrilling mystery, and heart-pounding scenes. Even if you think you know the outcome, the scenes are written in a way that you just aren’t sure what really is going to happen… This book is exciting and full of gripping scenes and dark secrets. The ending!! When is the next book??!! I really enjoy this series and cannot wait for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pulse-pounding, this one grips you and doesn’t let go!… This is book nine and I am completely invested in them… The next book can’t come soon enough.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I love all Rita Herron books and this was no exception. I loved the characters and the mystery grabbed me from the start. Great read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I really enjoyed this book and it kept me guessing. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series by Rita Herron.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book has everything that you would expect from the Detective Ellie Reeves series, action, danger, mystery, and the continued love triangle wondering who Ellie will end up with… This love story will have you in as many knots as the mystery itself!… This book will have you enthralled, as the tangled web is uncovered and the shock reason behind the crimes comes out. ‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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