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What happens when you stumble across a case that should never have been closed? 

Detective Mark Friessen uncovers a disturbing mystery: A little girl was taken, but when evidence disappeared, the case was closed. While cleaning out closed cases, Mark discovers a file on a missing toddler, Gabby Martin. After reading the two pages within, he realizes evidence is missing. The only interviews, by the detective who previously had Mark’s job, was conducted with a bitter ex-wife and a former business partner, both of whom pointed at the father. It appears to have been an open-and-shut case. The father took Gabby in retaliation for a bitter custody dispute with her mother, and then, he killed her. Although no body was found, the father was charged and convicted, and the case was closed. 

However, an old woman the town has dubbed Crazy Carla disagrees. She says she saw everything, and she contradicts the investigating detective’s notes - yet the local cops pursued only one lead, the father. As Mark secretly delves into the closed case and realizes that nothing adds up, he reaches out to social worker Billy Jo McCabe. Did social services receive any suspicious reports about the girl or her parents? What Billy Jo soon discovers is a family of secrets, a volatile marriage, and a forbidden relationship - and the mystery of the missing girl, whose body has never been found, becomes a case that should never have been closed.

©2021 Lorhainne Eckhart, Inc. (P)2021 Lorhainne Eckhart, Inc.

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suspenseful

This is a thrilling, suspenseful story about a missing child. A father in jail for murder, a detective new to the department coming across the file with incomplete information. Taking upon himself to delve into the case, but it's not without repercussions. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story.
Leo Jones narration is very good.
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Great Story!

This is the second book in the Billy Jo McCabe Mystery Series. I like the characters, the mystery, and the investigation. The storyline is fast-paced and intriguing. Leo Jones did a great job with the narration. Looking forward to listen to more in the Series. I like Lorhainne Eckhart's writing! #AudiobookObsession

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The Cold Case is a a great suspense (contains cursing and sexual references) that kept me listening while others slept. I haven’t listened to any others in this series and was able to jump right in. It referred back to a few things, but I didn’t feel like I was lost. I am definitely looking forward to catching up on the others in the series though. I enjoyed the twists and writing style of the author and, of course, not being able to quite figure out how it all fits together until the last few chapters is always a bonus. The narrator gave a wonderful performance without being over-the-top or too dramatic. Nicely done.

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  • 06-08-21

suspense

I enjoyed listening to Leo Jones.

A great suspense, mystery. A missing child. A old murder case and a new detective to the police department.
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  • 05-10-21

Great whodunnit!

I love a story that makes you think, and keeps you guessing. This quick listen has Mark Friessen back and checking out a cold case like no other. With the nugget of information from Billy Jo McCabe, the social worker, a doubt of the conviction in this case as Friessen digging into the past, questioning evidence and information that clearly should not have been entertained. It's fast paced, the chemistry between Billy Jo and Mark is bubbling and the story line intriguing! I love untangling the clues, finding corruption and guilt and freeing the innocent. Well written and exciting, it's another great listen in this series(and it stands alone if you haven't listened to the others!). Leo Jones gives a commanding performance with great voices and building suspense. He enhances the story and gave me hours of entertainment.