Scarlet Falls

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,401 ratings

Hour of Need Publisher's Summary

A 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award finalist from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant’s youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it’s not a random act…and neither were the murders.

Already devastated by her neighbors’ violent deaths, Ellie Ross is shattered by the attempted abduction of her teenage daughter so she desperately turns to Grant for help. As they navigate a deadly search for the truth, they struggle with growing feelings for each other and Grant’s impending return to Afghanistan.

But time is running out. The killer is growing bolder by the hour, and Ellie and Grant must find him before the children become his next victims.

Bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers another gritty mystery simmering with spine-tingling passion in this first Scarlet Falls novel.

©2014 Melinda Leigh (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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  • Book 1

    • Hour of Need

    • Scarlet Falls, Book 1
    • By: Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

    While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act... and neither were the murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By cajoje on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Minutes to Kill

    • By: Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244

    After corporate attorney Hannah Barrett tries - and fails - to stop a kidnapping in Vegas, she can't shake the haunting image of the terrified young girl she couldn't save. She tells herself that a visit to her hometown in Scarlet Falls could be a welcome distraction. But soon, Hannah realizes the kidnappers have all the info they need to track her every move. And when chilling e-mails about the victim appear in her inbox, it's frighteningly clear what happened in Vegas has followed her home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent detective novel!

    • By Wayne on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Seconds to Live

    • Scarlet Falls, Book 3
    • By: Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

    Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years - too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he's too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book under $8

    • By Lia on 10-23-16

    Regular price: $10.49