Two Broken Girls

Helen Phifer

Sweat trickles down the girl’s spine as she dances around her bedroom. The curtains blow open and a gust of hot, humid air comes through the window. She has no idea she is being watched from the street below. The dainty chain around her neck will soon be his. Another keepsake. His second broken girl.

On the banks of the River Rothay, as the first rays of sunshine hit the fast-flowing water, Melody Carrick’s body lies lifeless, red strangulation marks where her gold cross necklace used to hang. Detective Morgan Brookes is certain the killer was surprised by early-morning dog walkers, and she won’t rest until she unearths the evidence she needs to stop his next attack.

But before Morgan has a chance to attend the post-mortem, seventeen-year-old Paige Evans rushes into the police station claiming her stepfather Alan kidnapped her best friend. He has an old wooden box full of jewellery that she believes are trophies. Morgan’s blood runs cold: Melody’s necklace is tangled up in the chains.

Morgan races to Alan’s home, but on the way, she spots a young woman stumbling out of a nearby forest. She’s not Paige’s missing friend. Disorientated, with ropes cutting into her wrists and tears running down her face, the girl claims to have been abducted and then suddenly set free. By a man who looks nothing like Alan.

Chasing the most twisted killer of her career, can Morgan discover the connection between these terrible crimes? With two girl’s lives already in ruins, can she find the latest innocent victim this monster has hidden in time?

An unputdownable thriller with twist after twist. Will have fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Rachel McLean desperately turning the pages hours after they were supposed to go to bed.

What readers are saying about Helen Phifer:

Wow!!! I did NOT in a million years see THAT coming!!!… I smashed this in one sitting and could not sleep until I finished it which ended up being 3am!!!… Absolutely unputdownable page-turning book… Absolutely LOVED IT… I was just gobsmacked by the twist… Will stay with me for a long time.’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I devoured it over two evenings (I was working both days or I’d have read it quicker) – and I stayed up until WAY past my bedtime on the first night because I didn’t want to put it down!’ Urban Sapphire, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read this book in one sitting… I was hooked from the first page… OMG what a case… a real rollercoaster of a read… will get your heart pumping. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My heart is still pounding hours after the last page. Oh my God what a heart-stopping read… I had goosebumps. I had chills… It grabs you from page one… hold tight until the last page and beyond.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a book!… I found myself holding my breath and having to read the last few chapters on into the early hours of the morning because I just needed to find out what happened.’ Mrs Bloggs’ Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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