The Girl Who Lied

Shannon Hollinger

When Chief Maggie Riley finds a body one stormy night, she’s convinced a terrified teenage girl she glimpses at the scene must know something… but can the girl be trusted?

Maggie, once a big-city detective, lost everything when her little brother went missing. Heartbroken, she’s never stopped searching for him, even if that’s left her with no option other than to become the underpaid police chief of Coyote Cove, a tiny, run-down logging town in a remote corner of the Maine woods.

But when Maggie discovers a murdered man discarded on the side of the road one dark, wild night, she is plunged back into the investigative world she’d left behind. And when Heather—a recent high-school dropout—emerges shivering from the dense forest nearby, Maggie is certain the girl is hiding something. But why won’t Heather talk?

With everyone, even her own deputy, working against her, it seems no one’s willing to tell Maggie the truth. Then a terrifying kidnapping turns everything Maggie thought she knew about the case on its head. Desperate to atone for the past, Maggie would do everything to save another innocent life. But will it be enough? Or will the most twisted killer she’s ever encountered remain one step ahead of her, for good…?

A totally addictive crime thriller packed with suspense. If you love Lisa Regan, Louise Penny and Melinda Leigh, you’ll love The Girl Who Lied.

This is the first book in a new series featuring Chief Maggie Riley, followed by Their Angel’s Cry and The Shadow Girl.

What readers are saying about The Girl Who Lied:

“Hollinger had me from page one in this book! I looooved this book! I was cheering Maggie on. It is filled with suspense from start to finish! I am hooked!!! I was so happy to see that this book said “Book 1” I will definitely be reading more of Maggie Riley!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I am now HOOKED! This book was filled with so many twists and turns, and when you think everything is wrapped up, it keeps going! This is a fast read and was so good!!! I absolutely loved the characters!… Youwon’t be able to put down…!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Small Town Crime & a Chief of Police with a devastating past, yes please!OMG what an absolute wild ride this was, I read it in a few short hours and I really couldn’t believe the HUGE TWIST at the end.” Yorkshire Carly, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“What an amazing series this is! I am completely enthralledLoved this book and did not want it to finish even as I frantically turned the pages, gripped by the incredibly addictive and transporting tale. This author is sheer genius.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Another perfect dark thriller suspense… hooks you at the first chapter and keeps you on your toes until the end I was engrossed… Another 5-star read… Highly Recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stunning. An absolutely addictive page turner. Do not give this one a miss – it is a real treat. Loved, loved, loved.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This was one hell of a start to a series with just the right amount of twists, turns and revelations to keep you constantly second guessing and playing amateur Detective. It had me sucked in from the very beginning and didn’t let up until the very end. Fantastic…!” @bookreviewercakemaker, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was so invested in thisa fantastic start to a new series. I love all the twists.” Littlemissbooklover87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is a fantastic fast paced crime thriller. It’s dark, creepy and full of secrets… had me guessing all the way through. Grab a chair and a spare few hours and you’ll read it in one sitting.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this book I love this new series and can’t wait to read more from it. This is a definite five-star crime mystery.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I was completely invested… I could not put it down. This book was twisty, thrilling and darkly dangerous Every time I would think I had it figured out, another shocking twist would appear. Kudos to the writer.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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