First Girl Gone (Book 1)
Chestnut hair fans out in the shallow water. Grains of sand decorate the girl’s cheeks like freckles. Her dead body sprawls on the beach.
Kara Dawkins is missing. Taken. A high school girl plucked off the small town streets of Salem Island, Michigan.
For Detective Charlie Winters, this isn’t just a new case. The evidence suggests eerie similarities to a case from Charlie’s past.
Dark secrets haunt the past and present.
Charlie’s sister, Allie, vanished 17 years before when they were teenagers. Though all signs suggested foul play, her body was never found.
Working this new case dredges up all the old memories. Reopens all the old wounds.
For Charlie, her sister’s voice in her head — pushing her to risk everything to seek justice for the innocent — is a painful and constant reminder of what she lost.
Threats lurk beneat the small town veneer. Hide behind every corner.
If she can find Kara and solve this case, can she avenge her sister’s death?
Cryptic emails drip feed Charlie information about the case. But are they helping her or taunting her? Is someone threatening her?
A little black matchbook hidden in a jewelry box is Charlie’s only lead, but the seedy nightclub it comes from provides more questions than answers. She finds more and more darkness hidden away beneath Salem’s Island façade.
Forced at every turn to relive the trauma she ran away from, Charlie’s blood runs cold when a girl’s body is discovered in the exact spot on the water’s edge where the last trace of her sister was found.
It’s clear someone is taunting Charlie, but with other innocent girls’ lives at risk, she has no choice but to take the bait…