By jen blood
When a Sudanese refugee is killed in a bizarre ritual murder in Portland, Maine, reporter Daniel “Diggs” Diggins attempts to revive his flagging career by investigating the crime. The story becomes personal when a young African girl Diggs has befriended is targeted by the killer, and Diggs himself falls victim to a curse that brings to terrifying light the ghosts of his own past. Working with young protege Erin Solomon, soon the duo is immersed in a world of dark secrets, crooked politicians, and black magic.
Set during the summer of 2000, this prequel to the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries gives existing fans a front-row seat to those first tenuous days in the epic partnership between Diggs and Solomon, while providing the perfect introduction for newcomers to the series. A serpentine psychological thriller with elements of mystery and romance, this page turner will have you on the edge of your seat until the final stunning twist.
The Flint K-9 Series
The Darkest Thread
Two missing sisters, a forest infamous for its sinister history, and a sadistic killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.
K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her dog Phantom battle the clock and the elements to find the girls before it’s too late.
Inside the Echo
Jamie is haunted by a voice from her past as she, Phantom, and the rest of the team search for a group of women who’ve gone missing during a dog sledding expedition for victims of domestic violence.
The Redemption Game
Jamie searches for the cognitively challenged son of a local animal hoarder, while recently licensed private investigator Jack Juarez looks into a murder related to the case.
“A fast-paced thriller featuring snappy dialogue, a well-developed sense of time and place, and a compelling pair of lead characters.”
– kirkus reviews
Available July 20, 2022
Flint K-9 Search and Rescue, Book 4
Jamie Flint and her K-9 Phantom are called in to help search for the daughter of one of Hollywood’s most elite couples, when the little girl goes missing while the family is vacationing in Maine. When it becomes clear that the girl hasn’t just wandered off but has, in fact, been kidnapped, the couple hire Jack Juarez to help Jamie and Phantom find the kidnappers and bring their daughter home without tipping off the media or the police. Soon, it becomes clear that the people who abducted the little girl are much closer to home than anyone ever expected — and more dangerous than Jamie ever imagined. With the clock winding down and a child’s life in the balance, the entire Flint K-9 team must come together to find the girl and bring her kidnappers to justice.
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