A great psychological thriller that will keep you in suspense and will have you guessing right up until the final pages!
Murder is not something that happens in the picturesque small town of Grand Cove, so when teenage track star Kelly Payne is found dead, it unsettles this tightknit community and suddenly her boyfriend Brian is the prime suspect.
Widowed Mia has not long lived in Grand Cove, she moved there for a quieter, easier life and has her own, small family law firm. She also has a close relationship with some of the track team kids as she volunteers to help with them in her spare time. Kelly happens to be one of the kids she has a great bond with, so when Mia hears she has been murdered, she decides not to rest until she has helped solve the crime! She is sure it can’t be Brian and makes it her mission to clear his name along the way. Mia enlists the help of detective Jay Colter and together they do what they can to bring Kelly’s killer to justice.
J A Schneider has managed to write another thriller that kept me turning the pages and suspecting practically everyone along the way! Not too fast-paced this book sets the scene and allows you to get to know some of the characters initially before the brutal murder takes place. Then the investigation begins, and this is where you will put your detective head on and think you know exactly who the culprit is, but do you?
The story is told mainly from the perspective of Mia, with intermittent chapters from the killer. This really made me feel like the killer was constantly watching all that was going on, which gave this book a real creepy edge!
Although this book is mainly a psychological thriller, there is also a romantic side to it, as two of the characters become close during the investigation. I found myself rooting for them and I would love to see how their relationship develops. Hint Hint for another book set in Grand cove!
Thank you so much to Joyce for my ARC of this book. We have become friends online and it is always a pleasure to read and review for her. Publication date April 16th.
A small town divorce lawyer (“I know people’s secrets”) blames herself when a client’s teen daughter is brutally murdered. She investigates and finds herself the killer’s next target.
Grieving the loss of her NYPD detective husband, former defense attorney Mia Peale moves to Grand Cove, Connecticut, desperate for a sense of community and hoping to rebuild her life. Now, starting a family law practice, she’s finally found friends and peace – until the teen daughter of one of her clients is brutally murdered, and the girl’s boyfriend stands accused.
Kelly Payne was an adored high school track star. Brian Hall is a poor boy in a rich town, and the community is outraged. But Mia has known Brian since her arrival and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite strong circumstantial evidence against him. As his defense turns lackluster, she asks Grand Cove police detective Jay Colter for help. Jay is also skeptical of the police and DA’s case and takes them on, especially when Mia’s friend from her former Manhattan law firm uncovers a frighteningly similar murder in the city. Secretly, Jay helps Mia investigate both murders, but his alarm grows as her life is threatened by a maniac hiding among them.
About the author
Joyce Schneider is a former writer at Newsweek. She is the author of the 6-book Embryo medical thriller series; the 4-book police psychological thriller series featuring NYPD Detective Kerri Blasco (Fear Dreams, Her Last Breath, Watching You, and Shoeless Child), and the standalone thrillers, Into the Dark, Girl Watching You, and What You’ve Done. When not writing she’s usually thinking about writing and dreaming up new stories. She lives with her family in Connecticut and loves gardening. You can find out more about her books on her website https://jaschneiderauthor.net or by following her on Twitter (@JoyceSchneider1) or Facebook (facebook.com/JASchneiderAuthor)
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