I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Gone to Her Grave by Wendy Dranfield
Also by this author: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, The Birthday Party
Series: Detective Madison Harper #4
Also in this series: Shadow Falls, Cry for Help, Little Girl Taken, Catch Her Death
Published by Bookouture on 13th April 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
In the golden morning light, a beautiful young woman lies diagonally across the bed, dressed for a night out, her long lashes pressed against her cheeks as if she’s sleeping. But the crimson that creeps across the sheets tells the story of an innocent woman who has drawn her last breath…
Detective Madison Harper is pulled away from Thanksgiving preparations when a local care worker, Terri Summers, is found dead in her home on the outskirts of Lost Creek, Colorado. Terri’s inconsolable mother can’t understand who would hurt such a kind soul who had dedicated her life to helping others. But analysis of the blood spatter at the scene indicates Terri knew her attacker, that she looked them right in the eye before her life was taken.
The awkward way Terri’s body is positioned catches Madison’s attention. Carefully moving her, she finds a bracelet—possibly a child’s—with a single red bead clenched in the woman’s fist, as if she was hiding it. It’s the lead Madison so desperately needs, but the sudden death of one of her own team sends the investigation into a tailspin.
With her coworkers crumbling around her, Madison must work day and night to trace the bracelet and crack the case. But when she’s dragged back into the disappearance of a woman and child from years ago, and finds a link to someone in her own family, can Madison stop this twisted killer before another precious life is taken? And at what cost?
An absolutely addictive and twist-packed crime thriller guaranteed to get your heart racing and make your jaw drop! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.
WOW! Where shall I start?
Wendy has pulled me in, made me fall in love with all these characters and then ripped my heart out and stamped all over it. I know it sounds unpleasant but I’d do it all over again. This book was worth every tear, every gasp, every heart-stopping moment. Yep it was worth it.
I like Maddison and I’m glad we still get the inclusion of Nate in the story too. Both have grown so much since we first met them and it’s so nice to see them moving on with life after what happened to them. Maddison has such good instincts that she is a natural detective and Nate’s life experiences have helped him to become a great PI. I really love these two together. And who could forget the wonderful Brody? What a dog!
This book had me reading all night with the twists and turns that Wendy threw in there. This story is well thought out and extremely well written. I really love Wendy’s writing style. If you haven’t read the other books in this series then you could read this as a standalone but you will get more depth and satisfaction from reading the whole series.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour.
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