One Little Sigh

Shannon Hollinger

The small child floats so gently in the water, he could be peacefully asleep: but the cold blue of his skin reveals his fate. One mother’s little boy is never coming home again.

When Chief Maggie Riley sees the body of the small boy still dressed in pyjamas in Beaverhead Lake, her heart breaks. Little Patrick Warner went missing last night. Despite immediately calling the entire town of Coyote Cove into action, Maggie’s desperate search failed. Even worse, it’s clear it was murder: Patrick took his last breath long before he entered the water.

Maggie is devastated—Patrick reminds her so much of her beautiful younger brother, gone for so long. Visiting the tiny, rumpled bed where Patrick’s teddy bear still lies, and where Patrick was last seen by his mother Jenny, Maggie’s grief turns to rage. She is determined to bring whoever hurt Patrick to justice.

In this isolated community, someone must know something. But no one will talk. And if his family had nothing to do with it, why are they so secretive? As Maggie’s investigation gathers pace, her emotions threaten to overwhelm her. She still doesn’t know her brother’s fate—she won’t let that happen for little Patrick.

But when Jenny suddenly disappears, suspicions whirl around her role in Patrick’s death. Could she have been lying all this time? Or is Jenny herself in terrible danger too? To uncover the truth before more innocent lives are lost, and lay her demons to rest, Maggie will have to risk not only those closest to her but her own life too…

An utterly addictive crime thriller perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Mary Stone and Melinda Leigh.

What readers are saying about the Chief Maggie Riley series:

Holy cow I have a new obsession… I cannot get enough of this series… has me hook, line and sinker… I am officially addicted… Warning—sleep will be impossible once you start this book. You will not be able to put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Small town crime and 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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Here. We. Go. Again! a thrill ride from beginning to end! I could not put this book down and will definitely be recommending this book to others. It is a 5 star book without a doubt! The ending YES!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my gosh. I just cannot get enough of the Chief Maggie Riley series. This story is full of unlimited suspense and shocking twists, this is a gritty edge of your seat thriller that will leave you bone chillingly cold.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“There are some crazy twists and turns along with a boatload of heart-pumping, kindle gripping scenes that, once again, kept me up waaayyy past my sensible bedtime… I simply could not go to sleep until I knew how it ended. I’m obsessed with this series now.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I looooved this book! I was cheering Maggie on. It is filled with suspense from start to finish! I am hooked!!!… I will definitely be reading more of Maggie Riley!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow and just wow! This story was another heart pounding read, with some more unexpected and shocking twistsomg the huge cliffhanger and revelation at the end of the book…!” Yorkshire Carly, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I am loving the Chief Maggie Riley series. They are amazing. The characters are relatable, mysteries, murder and just all around crazy. Should be way more than 5 stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Love this author… this series just keeps getting better with each wonderful, addictive book! Just wow! Very highly recommended!” Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Another fast paced, addictive, gripping story by this extremely talented author!!!A real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. This has quickly become one of my favorite series to read… brilliant.” @rubie_reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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