An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California. For newly minted Detective Katie Scott, it’s a grim reminder of the disappearance of a childhood friend. Due to the lack of any leads, Chelsea’s case has been declared cold by the police. However, Katie’s military training and her sixth sense tell her otherwise.
She starts investigating on her own and to her horror, unearths a row of graves in a remote location deep in the mountainous forests. Each of these graves contains a brightly colored teddy bear and …. some more bodies. Amidst all these, another little girl goes missing. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to her military experiences and still haunted by her childhood friend’s disappearance, Katie vows to protect the abducted girl.
But can she? Read Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase to find out.
1992, Warsaw, Poland, a string of brutal murders becomes an international case
when it is revealed that the victims might have been couriers smuggling out
nuclear material from the erstwhile USSR. The FBI sends agent Jay Porter to aid
in the investigation; he is joined by CIA officer Kurt Crawford. Collectively,
they must thwart a portable atomic bomb from reaching the wrong hands. Are they
successful? Read The Fourth Courier
by Timothy Jay Smith to find out.
Private Investigator Jarvis Mann returns in an exciting new installment of the Jarvis Mann detective series. The brutal murder of an associate prompts Jarvis to travel to San Diego to investigate, where he crosses paths with a gang member hell-bent on killing him. Hot on Jarvis’ tail is a detective agency with a nefarious agenda supported by some corrupt government officials. Jarvis escapes (for the time being) with significant injuries, only to stumble upon a shocking discovery. Determined to reach the end of his investigation, he is forced to team up with lethal foes. Can Jarvis deliver justice to his deceased associate, or will he also end up the same way? Read Mann in the Crossfire by R. Weir to discover the answers.
The haunting yet beautiful cover – that’s what drew me to this book, and I don’t regret picking it up.
Transom Shultz—son of the only rich person in the small town of Fallen Mountains—goes missing. Who could be behind his disappearance? Is it his best friend, Chase Hardy, whose farm Transom had bought and damaged irreparably? Is it his ex-girlfriend, Laney? Or is it Thomas Miller, the boy Transom bullied in school? It’s up to Sheriff Red to solve the case, but Red is hiding a secret too.
Grant’s first fiction novel Fallen Mountains is brilliant. I could hardly find any fault with this book. True to its cover, where dark clouds can be seen over the horizon, Transom’s disappearance threatens to plunge the lives of Chase, Laney, Red, and Thomas into chaos. The story is gripping from the beginning till the end. Grant uses simple yet apt words to describe vividly the characters, their actions, and even the picturesque scenery. She seamlessly alternates between the past and the present to craft a spellbinding mystery tale.