This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Tana French and Dennis Lehane.
Midwinter. A child is found wandering through the snowy woods, her hands covered in someone else’s blood. And she cannot—or will not—speak, not even to share her name.
Who is this little girl lost? The only adult she seems to trust is the young officer who found her, Detective Lucy Black. Before long, Lucy manages to connect her case to that of a missing teenager, the kidnapped daughter of a local real estate tycoon. As the investigation twists and turns, Lucy is forced to question not only a range of dangerous suspects, but also everything she thought she knew about her own past.
From the author of New York Times bestseller Little Girl Lost, this unforgettable and moving thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French and Dennis Lehane. (Released in the UK as Hurt.)
Just before Christmas, the body of a sixteen-year-old girl is found along the train tracks on the outskirts of a small town. As Detective Lucy Black investigates the teenager’s tragic last hours in search of clues to her death, she realizes that some of the victim’s friends may have been her most dangerous enemies—and that whoever killed her is ready to kill again. Haunted by the memory of a case gone wrong, and taunted by a killer on the loose, Lucy finds herself pitted against a lethal opponent hiding in plain sight.
From an author described by John Connolly as “a major force” in suspense literature, Someone You Know is one of the most atmospheric, powerful thrillers you’ll read all year.
Two years ago a woman was brutally murdered, her body burned until only ash and shattered bone remained. Police Sergeant Valerie Ryker solved that case, putting psychopath Dixon Hess in prison for life, and becoming the first female police chief of her tiny Wisconsin town.
A COP’S UNFORGIVABLE MISTAKE
Then the original murder victim turns up in a frozen lake, all in one piece and only recently dead, and Val must enter a race against time. In only forty-eight hours, Hess will be set free, and he wants payback. And Val, her town, and everyone she loves are at the top of his list.
A KILLER’S NEXT VICTIM
But surviving Hess’s vengeance is only part of her dilemma. For there’s another killer in Lake Loyal. One who may be closer to Val than she knows…
Val will need all the help she can get, including a sexy firefighter, her dead sister’s daughter, and a tough Chicago cop named Jack Daniels. Everyone has a breaking point, and Val has just reached hers.
From bestselling romantic suspense author Ann Voss Peterson comes a page-turning thriller of police procedure, passion, and revenge. Make sure you’re holding your Kindle tightly with both hands.
Someone is setting fire to the town of Lake Loyal, Wisconsin, one building at a time. And Police Chief Valerie Ryker, and her former love, Assistant Fire Chief David Lund, have a hunch who’s behind it.
A SPECTER FROM THE PAST
Serial Killer Dixon Hess almost destroyed Val’s life, along with everyone close to her. He’s vowed revenge. But how can his influence of evil still be spreading when he’s safely locked up in the county jail?
AN INNOCENT CHILD
The link is a kidnapped toddler. Hess’s son. And some people will stop at nothing to see father and child reunited.
Even if that means burning everything to the ground.
From nationally bestselling romantic suspense author Ann Voss Peterson comes the second novel in the Val Ryker thriller series, following her hit Pushed Too Far.
“Burned Too Hot is a superior follow-up to Pushed Too Far, a gorgeously-rendered portrait of a perfect little town shaken to its core by the evil that men do. Peopled with characters you’ll love, villains you’ll fear and hate, this book has it all. A stunning and simmering summer blockbuster.” – Blake Crouch, bestselling author of the Wayward Pines series.