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Publisher's Summary

Five years ago, Claire Fletcher escaped her abductor. But some scars never fade, and surviving was just the beginning...

When Claire sees a car full of children careen into a river, she rushes to the rescue. But the driver, a mother named Leah Holloway, prefers to drown. For Claire and her ex, Detective Connor Parks, it doesn't add up. What would motivate a woman with a beautiful family and a successful career to resort to such unspeakable extremes? What Connor finds out confirms Claire's suspicions of something dreadful behind Holloway's picture-perfect facade: a link between the terrified mother and a serial strangler targeting Sacramento soccer moms.

As Claire and Connor are drawn back together, their investigation leads them to unearth everything Holloway was hiding. What they find could be the only way to stop a killer from striking again.

©2017 Lisa Regan (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A true suspense mystery

I thought this book was very complete in the sense that I felt satisfied with the ending. I didn’t realize until maybe a quarter into the story that there is a book before this one from a few years ago that links the two. Had I known, I would’ve listened to it first - despite the fact that this book works as a stand alone, because this it is very heavy with references to the earlier book. I would’ve definitely appreciated more of the story with that background info. However, this story was excellently paced and the characters were well developed - not fantastic, but decent and consistent. It is also interesting because there really aren’t any actual twists and turns but the events are still very engaging. What I mean by this (I hope this info doesn’t spoil it for some) is that the direction the plot leads up to and hints at, doesn’t deviate. It does recover somewhat by the addition of unusual circumstances but there is no real surprise - the surprise is just all the detail that is revealed. I kept hoping for certain outcomes for some twists but there really wasn’t any. But like I said, the author makes up for this in other ways. Overall, it is very well written and was for sure worth the credit.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Ms Regan has excelled again!<br /><br /><br />

Another great novel from Ms Regan. This is a real page-turner. Full of surprising twists and turns especially at the end. I recommend this book and the whole series. Actually I recommend all of Ms Regan's books. I listen to this book with Audible and the narrator did an amazing job also.

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Great book

Great book, I loved it and I didn't stop listening while I cleaned and worked in my flowers

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Very predictable

well written good book very predictable but it was a good book I enjoyed it

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Fantastic Story!

Loved the mystery, the case evolution and the characters’ personalities! Nicely done romance too- not too sweet but intense and perfect for a mystery. Hoping there’s a sequel! Also the Narrator did a great job - she was dramatic enough but not over the top and did well with the kids voices. I highly recommend!!

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Great book!

There were times I couldn’t pause it because it was so suspenseful. Had a couple of good twists and turns. I was very happy with this book!

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Never saw the ending coming!!

Great book! Couldn’t stop listening to it I had to know more every second! Never saw the ending coming!

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Narration poor

The story was Ok, but not very imaginative. The reader’s male voices were almost laughable.

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New Lisa Regan Fan!!!

The 2nd Claire Fletcher story is better than the first. What is next for Claire and Connor.

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Do not recommend

This was a really awful book. The narrator is so annoying and the story is pretty dumb.

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